The road has been so exciting despite the fact that I drive for hours after hours. There is something about the unknown, having no plans and driving through land that gets my blood pumping. My dad says I must have been part of cavemen in my past life. Not sure why cavemen, maybe because of my love for all things nature.
You probably have noticed my attraction for aircraft/Military style museums... there is something about machines that can travel into unknown land, it makes me want them.
Continuing from the previous list:
14. San Deigo
Julie & Patrick!
Totally unexpected, Julie & Patrick were kind enough to spend the weekend with me, despite my sudden arrival without any prior notice. Just wanted to make sure I thank them here on my blog, so big thank you two! I love San Diego because of you :)
Downtown SD and Around
In short, I've stopped in the following cities in the last 30 days...
A total of 23 cities in just 30 days! I love this sense of adventure. It's what keeps me sane, it's what pumps my creative juices, it's what keeps me going...
I'll be in Vancouver for the next week or so, then I will drive back to Montreal through Canada for the remainder of my roadtrip. Should be exciting!
If you have some ideas as to where I should stop in Canada, please do share!
I constantly feel so guilty for not posting on my blog more often. I feel like I MUST share my experiences with ya'll because it wold be a sin not too! This roadtrip has been so amazing for my soul and I want to pass on some of this amazing feelings to you guys...I hope this blog somehow inspires you. That's all I could ever really want for my readers.
I think overall, I realized I wasn't such a big fan of Texas as I thought I would have been. There was a lot of 'emptiness'. So I moved on, drove through New Mexico, no stops there really, but definitely took my time in Tucson, Arizona. I enjoy all things aviation, visiting Pima Museum and watching the jets train in the sky was a real treat.
Continuing from the previous list:
12. New Mexico (welcome sign, Mesilla town: the spice shop
13. Tucson, Arizona (Pima Air & Space Museum)
I'm not sure why crossing from New Mexico into Arizona there was a 'border'. I have travelled trough several different countries in one day in Europe and no border patrol. Travelling through the same country and having border control is a little funny. The funniest of all was when this officer was asking me for immigration paper despite presenting him my canadian passport.
You live and learn, that's what makes life interesting, huh?
During my stay in Texas, I hoped to meet cowboys but to my disappoitment, there were none striding down the country roads, coming out of bars, just like what I had seen in classic western movies. Damn Clint Eastwood! You broke my heart!
Continuing from the previous list, once I left Arlington, I hit:
8. Houston, Texas (Nasa Space Center)
9. Austin, Texas (Downtown)
10. San Antonio, Texas (Riverwalk, Bass Pro Shop)
11. El Paso, Texas
My favourite stops were definitely Nasa in Houston and USA Military Base in El Paso. San Antonio's riverwalk was also nice, the restaurants on the water were romantic. In El Paso, I went to Cattleman Steakhouse for dinner where I had the most amazing ribs and steak. It was everything they say about ribs/steak here in Texas. Five stars indeed.
Enjoy the pics!
Before going into my roadtrip blog, a quick update on the previous post about weight loss, I am happy to say I have so far lost 35LBS and still counting!
OK - Roadtrip? Acorss North America? Crazy huh? I say as long as 911 works, I'm good!
Few nights ago, I sat down on the edge of my bed, feeling utterly uninspired by life. I thought either I get out and find an exciting new adventure OR I sit around like a broccoli.... You can guess what happened next :)
I have so far been to
And now I am in Houston. There doesn't seem to be much going on here, heading to Nasa Space Center soon, then I will move on to Austin. Enjoy photos and video's from the road!
Boston - Massachusetts
I didn't spend much time in Boston because I was in such a hurry to get away from the east coast. I really needed a new environment and being in a city that felt so close to what I experience on daily basis was irritating. My one main stop was Harvard, I had to see what it was all about and sadly, aside from exterior viewing, everything indoors was off limits to non-students, security set ups were very tight, I couldn't get into most of the buildings. Once I left Harvard University, I drove through downtown Boston which is like any other major cosmopolitan city, few minutes downtown then I was on my way to the south...