Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


(none of the pictures in the post belong to me, sadly... thank you Google Image search!)

OK. So as I posted yesterday... uh... I'm getting ready to graduate soon. Really soon. 17 days now. Holy wow. Yeah.

So... after I graduate, I'm taking a mondo-epic-solo-introspective-"you've graduated what now"-road trip. I'm spent probably entirely too much time planning this road trip. BUT. It's my graduation present to myself, so I don't feel too bad... I'm so excited for it!!!!

I love road trips.

Here's the (incredibly) tentative plan...

DAY ONE (3/27)
Drive from Akron OH to Virginia Beach VA (pictured below)... it's about a 9 hour drive, which will be broken up by a stop in Washington CD for coffee with an old friend (Tabie) who I haven't seen in a few years.

DAY 2 (3/28)
Virginia Beach VA to Wrightsville Beach NC, with stops at Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle (pictured below), and possibly Harkers Island... I'm so looking forward to this day because it's mostly gonna be coastal highway :) I love the ocean.

DAY 3 (3/29)
Wrightsville Beach NC to Savannah GA. Again... Coastal highway :). I'm gonna stop and spend a good chunk of time in historic Charleston (below), because I remember it from my childhood (when we took a roadtrip as a family to Florida and stopped at a bunch of places on the way back... can you feel my happiness?

DAY 4 (3/30)
Savannah GA to St. Augustine FL. I'm spending most of the day at Jekyll Island, GA (below)... And at St. Augustine I'm staying at a youth hostel called the Pirate Haus. yes. A pirate themed youth hostel. Complete with the owner who dresses in pirate garb all day and the morning serving of pirate themed pancakes (not quite sure what that means... are they in pirate shapes?! how does that work?!)... oh yeah... I'm pumpedddd!

DAY 5 (3/31)
St Augustine FL to Melbourne FL. I'm taking A1A as far as I can down to Melbourne... then meeting up with Aunt Sue and Trish, and hopefully with the LaVella clan. Woo! I have NO IDEA what the plan is... Aunt Sue won't tell me!

DAYS 6, 7 (4/1-4/2)
Melbourne FL. Hanging out with the fam :)

DAY 8 (4/3)
Melbourne FL to Atlanta GA. Somehow... and I'm truly not sure how... I've never been to Atlanta before. No time like the present, right? Woo! There's a possibility that I'm gonna get sidetracked on the way, though, by some country roads. I have an urge to explore.

DAY 9 (4/4)
Atlanta GA to Knoxville TN. The Smoky Mountains. Never been. Once again... no time like the present. I'm only young once. Etc etc etc. It's going to be a beautiful drive, I'm sure :) I cannot CANNOT wait!

DAY 10 (4/5)
Smokey Mountains. Yeah. I'm stickin around for another day :) There's too much to explore! Maybe I'll run into a bear! YEAH! But if nothing else the amateur photographer in me would kill himself if he didn't get a shot (get the pun?) at some of the landscapes here!

DAY 11( 4/6)
A sad day... the end. Knoxville, TN to Dayton OH. Sigh. Every good thing has to come to an end, right? Still, it's gonna be a gorgeous drive through bluegrass country... and that's something I can't complain about.

Back to work at Pablo's... sigh. Just one month more... just one month more... just one month more till I begin my full time missionary work. :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

oh man!


Also... I'm a stinkin missionary now! I get to start raising my support team next month!


(I love my life!)