Yuma to San Diego

Trip Start Mar 14, 2007
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Trip End Jun 12, 2007


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

24/04/07 - The Pacific Coast - Well, I suppose I've done what I wanted to do, which is drive Atlantic to Pacific through the US. I guess I should come home now? After 8200 miles and 41 days behind the wheel? Covering 19 States of the USA? Averaging 1 round of golf per State? 7 weeks ahead of schedule? Watching the price of Gas escalate from $2.39/gallon in the East to $3.56/gallon in CA? Spending all the money I haven't got, but still less expensive and more beneficial than any professional therapy and counselling? 
But where is "home"? Thailand? England? Spain? USA?... Somewhere else?
I'm staying right here until I've worked out just where I want my "home" to be. And, if after my ninety days is up, I'm still searching - I'll keep moving. 
For once in a long time I'm content, not to make money for myself or other people, and not to bust my guts chasing rainbows!  Yes, I know, I wouldn't be here if I hadn't done that. And therein lies the paradox.

But to throw everything in the air and to see where it lands, is it really taking risk to its extreme? How many people have said, "by that time I'll be too old to enjoy it"? " I wish I'd done that years ago"?
Who knows how long we have left, do you really want to plan for retirement? When is that? What will you do and how long for? 

For me, I can still get the club passed horizontal, I still have all my teeth, I haven't yet developed "middle age spread" (i.e. my chest is wider than my stomach!)  There is no pain but I am receding ("Comfortably Numb").
I feel many years ahead but not behind a desk, in a factory, or "behind the wheel of a large automobile" ("Same As It Ever Was" - Talking Heads) I have no spouse or any dependants to worry about (neither is that likely)
So I'll drink and I'll smoke and continue to do the things I want to do for as long as I can do them. I'm not hurting anyone and I've paid my insurance! 
"Excuse me sir, which way is Torrey Pines, South, my tee-off time is 8.00 on 25/04/27?" I believe they are a forward looking gated community?    
 
 
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