I am a single mother of a 7 month old little girl. We are pretty broke, our lease will be up soon and my roommate will be moving out. About the time my living situation is changing, my sister is getting married --- several states away (I am in Ohio, she is in Alabama)
My daughter, her name is Vida, has already "road tripped" to AL. twice and has also gone with me on a weekend trip from Cleveland to a little town north of Ottawa, Canada. She has been great! I just make sure to take an hour break every 3-4 hours on the road.
I have also done a lot of long driving trips. From Huntsville, AL to Bolder, CO is my longest to date.
Any way, I have family and friends scattered accross the US, some of them I have not seen for years. My idea is that I pack my apartment stuff into a storage area, go to my sister's wedding and then hit the road. I will mostly stay with people I know or camp when I am not doing that.
I plan to stop for at least 4 days for visits in Houston, TX.
a week and a half (at least) in Austin
a few days in Sante Fe, NM
a day in Sante Cruz, CA.
and the final destination is Mount Shasta, CA. where I will stay for at least a month.
I am going to camp a lot in between my visits.
my main questions are about how to earn money on the road.
I will only have to worry about car and living costs while on the road... but I know that can be a lot in itself.
Do you know of any good temp agencies for this kind of thing? I will probably want to stop and make some cash in Texas, and again in New Mexico.
I love to travel, and refuse to use having a child or being poor as an excuse not to. It will probably be tricky but I am deturmined to make it work.
Any comments or suggestions would be much appriciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this long thing.