Hello everyone! Figured I would say hi being that I have been checking out this site for a while and have started gathering supplies for my upcoming may trip. I have been talking about doing it for a while, now its time to be about it! I have chosen now for many reasons, you can pick anything from my recent graduation to the low gas prices…or I just think it will be fun!
The trip in a nutshell will be Cerce (my husky) and I driving my van I bought off of ebay. As of right now a friend of mine I met Rome has mentioned coming along to make a documentary of the trip, but that is not certain yet. We will drive to any contacts that are given via facebook friends or from couchsurfing.com. We will eat any fish we catch or fast food we will have from a large amount of free appetizer cards from a food chain! We will sleep in the van or contacts houses and take baths in lakes, cricks, or contacts houses. I will have my x-box and hopefully a wii to play so we will not be driving all the time. All major interstates and highways will try to avoided because really, all interstates usually look the same! I will have pictures of the van after all of the "supplies" have been put in for everyone to see. If anyone from this site has facebook.com I have created a facebook group so everyone can see pictures of the van and my dog, its called “ A man, a Van, and a dog (cerce’s big trip story)” everyone is free to join!
There has been a lot of interest from my facebook friends and as of right now. Because of this one guy right now wants to fly into LAX and be part of the trip to Boise via the coast of cali…so this site has been very helpful with planning that!
My questions as of right now are
-Has anyone used fishing before as a food source? Any trouble with having to have a fishing license for each state?
-Has anyone managed to mount solar panels to their vehicle? My idea as of right now is to have an external battery charging during the day and use that battery at night while watching tv or to have lights.
-Has anyone used couchsurfing.com as places to stay before? If so how was it?
I will surely have more questions as this goes along, just figured I would share.