In 2 hours, I’m on the road. All of my last minute errands are run (library, bank, post office), so after I wrap things up here at the office, I’m out! Check out the trunk of the VW: I have a backpack, food, boots, tent, clothes, first aid kit, water purifier, stove, cookware, and a sleeping bag. I think I’m set. We’ve been planning this trip for so long; I can’t believe that I’m about to leave. It’s really happening.
Due to the fact that I’m going to be out in the wilderness for a week, I’m going to be an absentee blogger. It’s sad, I know. The bright side is, when I get back, I’m going to write a monster post full of pictures and stories. It’ll probably be more than you ever wanted to see or hear about my vacation. But that’s the way it’s going to be.
I leave you with a quintessential, oft-quoted Henry David Thoreau statement: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”