My Road Trip Begins! video
August 3: My Missouri Road Trip, aka my 11th 29th birthday road trip, aka my 2013 Road Trip is officially underway. I traveled a total of 479 miles today.
One advantage of traveling alone is I picked out a couple of books on CD. I’ve been listening to Wicked. My dreams should be fairly entertaining tonight. If I get to sleep long enough to dream.
Tonight I am resting in a very noisy Super 8 room with the door locked, latched, dead bolted, and a chair in front of the door just for an extra precaution. Yeah, I’m a little paranoid like that. It doesn’t help that I am sharing the complex with the Del Fuegos. Don’t get the reference? Google Del Fuego Wild Hog. Yep, there are more bikers here than I usually encounter at a KOA. There are almost more bikers here than in Sturgis. Okay, that’s a lie.
I’m not too worried (I lie). They are congregating underneath my window outside. One just laughed like Jack. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Watch Wild Hogs. The easy answer would be to just close my window. Yes, except I accidently requested a smoking room and the hotel was too booked to switch to a non-smoking room. So, I’m stuck for the night. But it’s just for one night. Tomorrow I’ll be in Missouri… unless I get lost. I wish that was only a joke.
My trip so far has consisted of traveling east on I-80. It’s been pretty simple. Tomorrow though I’m going to have to turn at Lincoln and then it gets tricky. My plan is to end up in Independence. That’s where my reservation is for the rest of the week. But we’ll see how much of a scenic route I actually take to get there. This is when a traveling buddy would come in handy. You know, to tell me, “That’s our exit! Get left, get left, get left!”
Right now though, I’m going to study the map a little more while listening to the non-melodious sound of bikes going in and out of the parking lot.
Day one of my road trip is drawing to a close and I’m tired. Good night!