Friday, 28 April 2017
countdown to an altogether more local road trip
This weekend marks an informal start to what will become a road-trip lasting into the summer. The reason is simply because of our planned move.
Most sane people would make the get-out and the get-in co-incide, or if they didn't, they would take temporary accommodation somewhere.
We've decided to make temporary homelessness into a UK-mini adventure, moving from place to place whilst we wait for the new home to become ready. Oh yes, it has to be built.
But currently we still have our current base, so as we head off for the weekend it gives us a chance to practice what will become our new lifestyle for a while.
It's fair to say we've had larger cross-European adventures with little more than backpacks, sleeping bags and my bright orange tent, so using luxury cars and credit cards should make this a teensy bit easier.
Last year's summer break was pretty much in one part of California, but the previous year we headed the 1,111 miles from Seattle to Santa Barbara, so we've some recent form. Not forgetting Route 66, or the BC-1 Trans Canada Highway.
It should make the A40 less daunting. Even in term-time.
There's still immediate challenges though. Fitting in some work, which lasts right up to the end of the UK academic year. Turning up well-presented. Juggling a minimal set of 21st Century technology, which will all be small but need frequent battery charging. Continuing to appear normal through what could be a slightly odd time, but without the cover of, say, Key West.
This weekend isn't the formal start, but it should give a few quick insights into our upcoming life on the road.
If the blogging goes blank then it probably means that a battery or two has run down. Or we've gone Scooby-Doo.