While we are normally pretty organized when it comes to our nautical passages, Rebecca and I are taking a much more more free-form approach to the 1000+ mile journey from Colorado to California. We plan to depart Loveland around 7:00 AM this morning with our trusty iPad as our guide. Those who feel that it’s not prudent to rely solely on electronics for navigation should fear not. Just as we always carry paper charts as a backup on our boat, we have also invested in a nice spiral-bound road atlas in case our iPad ceases to function or we lose cellular connectivity.
We have allotted about three days to travel to our daughter’s house. Beyond that, we have no plan. We only have a rough outline of the route which we will travel. We have no idea how long we will drive each day, nor where we will stop and spend the night(s). Instead, we’re just going to wing it. That’s the way an adventure should be, is it not?
One last thing, knowing that not everyone will have the opportunity to read the comments on older posts, I’d like to highlight this recent comment by Willie…
You need to get back to your routes. You are becoming total sell out’s to the all mighty dollar. Your journey is no longer about cruising and seeking a simple lifestyle of lifes simple adventures. Good luck, I hope you find what you’re looking for.
Don’t worry Willie, we will most certainly get back to our “routes” for the next few days, we just don’t know which routes we will be taking. 🙂