Hello friends. It is late on Thursday evening as I type this in our freshly barren apartment. Yes, we were supposed to be on the road by now, but my finally crafted plans have hit a little snag. Packing up the apartment simply took longer than I thought it would, compounded by the fact that I had (and still have) to do last-minute art finishing up earlier in the week. So we didn't get all of our stuff packed and loaded until this evening! I would have liked to show you how tidily our worldly possessions fit into our friends garage, but neither April or myself remembered to take a picture.
So now we are planning to depart tomorrow. I don't know exactly where we'll end up tomorrow night. I originally had the whole itinerary of our first leg planned out, but the late departure messes with that. Now for the rest of the trip it's not such a big deal, as things will be more fluid. But the ridigity of our timeline is determined by getting to Vancouver next Friday, June 3rd. I have a workshop scheduled on Saturday the 4th. In retrospect, it was quite the tall order to quit work on the 20th and leave town on the 25th as originally planned. But sometimes I act foolishly.
In the end I know it will all work out, but right now I'm a bit stressed and anxious on how it will all work out. Part of that is because April is along. If it were just me, I would push myself for a few high miles days because I know I can do it (and I have done it before, especially on this route.) And if I fuck up, it's my fault and I'm the one to pay the price. But you can't do that if someone else is along and you're doing the planning. At least you can't do that if you still want them to talk to you!
This might be the last post for a few days until we get the trip on the road. Hopefully the next post will be more positive!