Posted by: Tyler Rippeteau
June 20, 2010
My intention was to leave around 3:00 or 4:00 PM today and make it all the way from Chicago to Nebraska, but I knew in the back of my mind it probably wouldn’t happen. So here it is, 6:00 PM and I’m waiting for my last load of laundry to finish up before I head out.
This is the way it is for every big road trip. I always have the best intentions, but there always seems to be one last chore to do, one last errand to run before I finally exhale and hop into the driver’s seat. Still, staying in Chicago one more night will just create the same issues tomorrow. I’ll find something else to do before shipping out. So the only thing to do is to make sure I get out of town tonight…even if I only make to Iowa. Once I’m on the road I’ll be fine, I just have to make it to San Francisco by Friday morning in order to pick up a friend of mine, who I’m very excited to see, at the airport there.
These cross country road trips for me are always an adventure - and I’m excited about sharing my adventure here on The Stonecipher Report this time. I hope to have some stories from the road and pictures for you as soon as I have them. I know it’s been a while, but just like my intentions to leave on time, my best intentions to keep up with my writing have come up short recently. There’s always one more chore to do.
Now that I’m getting on the road, however, I should have time to keep up. I love being on the road and I particularly love to write while I’m on the road. In fact, the last cross-country trip I took resulted in one of the biggest days of traffic in The Stonecipher Report’s history and traffic is still, to this day, visitors are still showing up to read about my horrible oil change at Wal-Mart.
Hopefully, I don’t have to tell that story again, and hopefully I never have to step foot inside a Wal-Mart again, but we’ll see.
The laundry is finally done now, just have to go fold it, pack it, not forget my bathroom kit and hit the road. Oh, and by the way, with a few distractions, it’s now 6:40 PM…Iowa City here I come!