Decisions, decisions. I live a humble life so that I might spend a few weeks traveling during the summer. The best perk of being a public school teacher is my summer vacation! The problem is, that I am not paid during the summer months. However, I live in a modest apartment, drive a ten year old car and and make many environmental as well economic choices to ensure I will be able to travel during the summertime.
I have traveled through Central America, making my way country by country each consecutive summer. One of the reasons I chose to travel abroad is because it is cheaper than traversing the wide U S of A. This year, I decided to tour California. About 20 years ago, I drove up the coast of California. This was in my "gigging it" up days, when I partied like a rockstar without the band. I recall parts of the trip but I am ready for an experience I will surely remember.
To make things even more interesting, I suggested the idea of cycling the coast to my partner, Cristina. Lucky for me, she is game. So, now we are in the planning process. If you read my last blog post toying with the 'how much planning should I do?' question, then you will see this goes against my main principles. This trip requires some major planning. I hope you will follow along as we prepare for this exciting journey.
Hi, I'm Reverend J, a queer+ sober wanderer, activist, writer and ordained minister.