After a year of planning and a good solid month of packing, cleaning and prepping we are finally on our way!
OK, wait, so let’s back up a bit. Who the hell are these people (Todd and Jill) and why are they doing this? Where are they going and what do they plan on doing exactly? All very good questions. Questions even our close friends and family have asked. OK, maybe not “who the hell are these people?”, except perhaps as a joking exclamation after some drunken public dancing.
Todd and Jill are a couple of Portland 30-something “kids” who work on websites and take photos and draw. Although Portland is “where young people go to retire” (as that show says) they actually worked for quite a while making websites for people. They made a lot of great friends in Portland and like it a lot, except for the weather 9 months out of the year.
The final destination for this trip is Vermont, where Todd and Jill are getting married at the end of July. But before they get there they are going to take their time driving across the country, and see as many national parks and other cool things as they can. The original plan was to drive through Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, but because of weird, cold, wet weather up north they are now planning on going through California, Utah and Colorado. After that: who knows!
Whatever they want! What ya gonna do about it!?
So why are they driving and not flying like sensible people should? Well, because this is only the beginning of a bigger adventure! Todd and Jill have rented out their house in Portland and won’t be back until Spring 2012. After they get to Vermont and get hitched, they’ll be free to travel around the East Coast in the “go bucket” (Todd’s nickname for the car) and have extended stays in places like New York, Massachusetts and New Orleans. Nothing is set in stone yet, but you see: the possibilities, they are endless.
Now this is just getting ridiculous. You really need to ask that? I think we covered pretty much everything. If you really need to know more, you could always drop Todd and Jill (ok, enough third-person) us a line with the fancy pants contact form.