Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Eden, NC
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Sorry, long post ahead...
As I was flying over Charlotte on my way to Houston in mid November, I looked out the window and thought: WOW, these woods look so nice with the leaves changing in such vibrant colors.
Then I thought, hmm, the U.S, has so many different unique landscapes to offer (like the dry landscapes in Arizona) and I wish I could drive cross country once in my life.
1) But then I thought, hmm, I would need a really nice camera to capture the things, places, people I see.
2) Also, what am I going to do with Pablo? I would want to take him with me, but isn't that going to be boring and stressful for him?
3) I can't possibly drive on my own, too dangerous and too exhausting. Who would have enough time to travel with me?
Well, I am getting my Nikon in a few days, which covers 1).
Then I had the idea, to visit all the Hav forum friends along the trip; basically turn this trip into a trip that is focused on meeting as many forum members&Havs as possible, which covers 2).
When I talked to my DH, cousin, and mom about this, all of them weirdly thought that this was a great idea! So I would always have someone with me, but given their personal time schedules, it will probably be one at a time traveling with me for a week or two, which covers 3).
You may think I'm crazy, but I've been through a lot of stress lately which led me to contemplate about my life and how I should enjoy being young, living in the U.S., and having plenty of time and lovely people I could meet. Since we don't have any kids yet and I haven't started my residency, I thought I were a fool if I didn't take advantage of this opportunity, right?! Even though I'm currently applying for a residency, I won't start working until June or July '09. Which leaves me with enough time to enjoy this adventure. Now I have no clue, where and when exactly to start this trip, but the vague idea is to start on the West Coast mid-late March when the weather is nice and take about 1 month +/- 2 weeks to really enjoy the trip rather than rushing through.
What do you guys think? Am I crazy or what?!
Last edited by maryam187; 12-21-2008 at 01:49 PM.