When it came time to plan out this trip I had many options. I could have went to the west coast and visited some friends or even took a road trip on the Pacific Hwy (would have taken forever, but who cares), take an exotic trip to a beach town in Mexico, trip to Canada or visit some friends in Austin, and so on. Something about the east coast intrigued me and now, just 4 days away, will be my reality.
I still have much planning to do. I have to get my rental car situation figured out, determine the gear that is going with me and what is staying behind, figure out what I will be wearing, who numbers I have to gather for emergency purposes, and what I’ll be doing in New York. I have time to ponder those concerns.
This trip is to be planned out more than I would like to. I realized that by talking to a couple of friends and girlfriend this past weekend. This convention goes against my ‘winging-it’ ways, but will be good and prudent for a change. The reason why there is more planning is due to the constant movement I have to do, in order to reach my final destination that is 6-700 miles away.
The breakdown of the trip:
Day 1: Thursday – Fly to Detroit, rent the car, rest in motel (not in car) for the night.
Day 2: Friday – Explore Detroit. See as much as possible, take pictures of destruction, talk to people, and do something interesting during the day.
Day 3: Saturday – The Road Trip. Travel from Detroit to New Jersey or New York. Along the way stop and take some photos of what’s around. Also, eat at a good restaurant.
Day 4: Sunday – New York City. See as much as I can of a place that I know I will have to visit again.
Day 5: Monday – Albany, New York. See a good friend and observe the way he and his business partners live.
Day 6: Tuesday – Round trip back. Fly back to Houston and get rest for the remainder of the day.
I’ll explain most of these days in detail. Again, my worries are Detroit and New York. I don’t know if it is too late to use a couch surfer contact, but I will figure it out. I am also planning to talk to a co-worker, who, is from New York; It helps that he was a New York taxi driver for nearly 20 years. All I have to do is provide him with a map and he will give me an itinerary for a day. I’m anxious to see what he comes up with.
As the days get closer, I’m getting more excited. I know that my girlfriend will be enjoying herself with her friends in Puerto Rico. I’m curious to see what both of us learn from the experiences-being apart for a couple of days.
I will be posting everyday leading up to the trip. I will be breaking down each leg and so on and so forth.