This morning started with my portable coffee station:
Not pictured are the coffee beans that I ground fresh. Yeah, I’ve become *that* guy.
Also, here is a quick video update that I can’t figure out how to embed on this page using my iPad can be found here.
I am at the Economy Express Inn in Henryetta OK. Getting an early bedtime. I’d like to get an early enough start tomorrow that I can camp out tomorrow night – which I’ll probably only do if I get within 6ish hours of Phoenix so I can get to Joya’s late afternoon on Tuesday.
Anyhoo, that’s it for me for today.
Long day but got an extra hour with the time change driving west to that was a bonus. I didn’t get out of Pittsburgh until 1:30 pm. Drove 10 hours and about 560 miles.
Now: sleep. At the News Inn.
And thus it begins. I have a car rental, a cooler of food, some clothes, some tech, some camping gear, and lots of music.
I was originally going to take 70 west before dipping down to pick up 40 but I think I would rather add the 300 miles and go south through West Virginia to pick up 40 in Tennessee. I still have a few thing to do around the house, so I’ll probably head out between 12-1 and plan on driving about 8 hours today unless I’m feeling good and get into a driving groove.
Subject to some change, but pretty much what I have planned. If you are on the itinerary (either named, or just in the state that I will be in), please check this out and contact me if the dates don’t work for you.
You can find the full sized pdf version here.
summer trip schedule
In addition to using this space as a personal journal, I’m going to continue to post longer and more thoughful essays over at Medium.com. When I do, I’ll post a link here so you don’t have to be going to multiple sites for the writings of me.
Today I wrote and posted this: The Grind is the Thing. I hope you enjoy.