Voyages and Birthdays

Deep in trip planning mode tonight, gang, so this is gonna be brief.

 

First off, happy birthday to my mom. She is, easily, the one person I look up to more than anyone else. She taught me to cook, how to care for my family, and gave me the basis to help me learn how to be me.

 

Still have a long way to go on that last one, but I’m working on it, mom…

 

Otherwise, I’ve been trying to get the plan from my head onto paper via some manageable application (yes, Jenni…I tried starting to use Evernote, but I needed a guideline first, so I used Excel). Once I had that, then I could make the map. Now I can fill in specifics.

 

What I needed to lay out first was a basic driving plan, overnight stops, and then present this and a map to the crew. I can fill in attractions in each location so we can pick and choose some things people want to see, but I’ve got it done and have a plan for our 13 or 14 day trip, the highlights of which include the Black Hills, the Great Salt Lake, San Francisco, the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, and Des Moines.

 

Okay, maybe Des Moines isn’t a highlight. But it’s close to home. So it’ll be well appreciated by then.

 

I’ll offer up some more details as I have them. But for now, it’s bed time.

 

See you tomorrow.