10 Lessons from the Road

Somehow it’s been almost eight months since I started this road trip: I’ve survived 236 days roaming the country in a car that’s hellbent on breaking down in inconvenient places. I’ve worked on nine farms, couchsurfed in eight cities, pitched my tent in nineteen campgrounds, crashed in fourteen hotels, and slept in one Walmart parking lot. I’ve visited family and friends…

It’s been 50 days since I left San Francisco…

…and exactly one week before I leave the familiarity of the West Coast. Next Monday I’ll be leaving my grandmother’s home in Bellevue, WA, and crossing through Idaho, Montana, and then Idaho again (I’m bypassing my trip to Yellowstone because it’s still hitting -8F there – brrr!) before heading into Utah for a WWOOF gig…