It was funny when I opened Google Earth today and saw that my yellow pushpins were pretty much arced across my road trip route. We're just days away from trekking across the country to party in Memphis and visit Mom.
I've actually had dreams about maps because I've spent so much time studying them. I'm the navigator. Friday night I spent hours printing out my individual Mapquest pages:
I stapled them together in sections and labled them. I think they weigh 2 or 3 pounds. I won't have computer access so I need to have all the information that I may need with me. And I've also made lots of notes. I'm trying to find the perfect balance between having all the info I need and having the trip being a free flow thing. I think it's all good so far.
I'm such an airline travel type person that the very idea of being in a car and all the freedom that that entails has made me almost giddy. There are no "how much can I fit into this suitcase" restrictions. I'm starting to realize that I need to think about how much (little?) I can pack into my daughter's car because I want to take a million things. Just because I can.
Now I need to relax because the busy time will be here in just two days. I can't wait!