Hello fellow travelers,
My name is Aaron. I am a 24-year old mail carrier who lives in Titusville, Florida, and this summer I'm anticipating a solo road trip to relocate to Eugene, Oregon. The whole point of this endeavor is to put "Life" back into life again, to reevaluate how life is truly meant to be lived. It is not meant to obtain job security, build a 30-year pension, and then etire from a timeline of frustration and unhappiness. Needless to say I will be resigning from my career, completely starting from scratch, and entirely free to enjoy the journey.
With that being said, I would like this trip to be full of trees, rivers, mountains, side roads, historic landmarks, etc. In other words full of places that authentically express this beautiful planet. To start off with the fundamentals, I am quite indifferent as to which route to take; however, the only thing I do prefer is a more Northern itinerary. I have already looked into several different mounments and state parks in the North and Midwest regions, locations such as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and Multnomah Falls for later in Oregon. Prior to that the route will be taking me through the states of North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, a little piece of Illinois, and Missouri.
My questions lie more on the "in-betweens", so to speak. Questions such as: where to stop for gas and food in the more rural areas? Are campgrounds or hotels more ideal for lodging? Is the gap in prices really that much of a gorge, and if so is it worth it? What are some of the smaller items one wouldn't necessarily think first to bring? A few that already come to mind are loose pen and paper, a gas can, and no doubt some cold, hard cash at hand. Any other additional information will of course be much appreciated.
Furthermore, I will be driving my 2012 Ford Focus with minimal luggage. More than likely just clothes, a cooler and thermos for on-the-go snacks, maybe a box of pots and pans, and some other sentimental memorabla. There is also the potential possibility of hauling along basic camping equipment depending on recommended sleeping arrangements.
Thank you in advance for any and all information you choose to share and I am very excited to be sharing this chapter of my life with all of you.
- Aaron McNevich