posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 01:36 PM
Ok, this is the third shot at this post... the as of yet unidentified "frag all of my work" button on my laptop is somewhere easy to accidentally
strike, that much is clear.
Anyway, I've always wanted to hit the road and go looking for whatever it is that will get me out of the 'backstory' and into the main plot of my
life, or at least put me amidst a better setting and more interesting characters, but for a decade I've been confined almost entirely to Southern
That's finally pretty well wrapped up. Nobody needs my help, everyone is well, I'm stable, been working a year and have savings, and I can carry on
indefinitely it seems in this new normal... but there's not much on the horizon. I seem to be at the end of one story and truly ready for another...
which experience says will come all on its own, in a form of its own choosing, if I don't choose first.
I will be home working security somewhere not far away from Coachella Fest and also Stage Coach Music festival in April briefly afterward.
The tentative plan is that on Friday May 18th- 20th, I'll hit the Joshua Tree Music Festival not far North of home.
From there, if I don't find a better option, I will head to LA at least through Tuesday- Tuesday being open mic night at most comedy clubs- a cheap
show at least, and maybe I'll even get onto an open mic lineup... that could go really well or really badly for me, but either way it could
eventually be a decent story.
I haven't firmly decided if I'll take the I-5, the 101, the 1 right along the coast going North. There isn't a hell of a lot on the 5 except for
lots of other travelers... they are the only attraction for me so far that way. The coast though is of course slower going and has its additional
hazards I suppose. This again could largely depend on anything people can tell me about what's out there to see and any opportunities to meet
I will get to the Bay Area by the next weekend (somewhere between the 25th-27th) and probably stay through the next weekend (till June 3rd) at the
least. The Bay Area is the first stop that really excites me. I've had three short stops in San Francisco before and they all were great days. My
brother wandered into some random bar and got offered a job, and for a while it looked like we were gonna be giving a cute bartender a ride back to So
Cal on the return trip- that could have been a missed opportunity of epic proportions.
From there it gets a bit hazy, because I've got to work with the schedules of some people I hope I get to meet while I'm in the Bay Area, then I've
got a gold-hunting trip in the works with someone who knows about prospecting, which will be taking me to an as-of-yet undetermined location at a date
to be determined, somewhere basically East of San Francisco.
While East of San Francisco I will probably get over to the Nevada border to visit some family briefly,
And then somehow I'm heading to Eureka... since I will be over in Nevada I'm tempted to drive through Reno and on up to Shasta and maybe even on
into Oregon before cutting back down to Eureka... but I'm not completely sure it will be worth the gas and i might prefer to cut that leg off.
At any rate, the only end date for the trip is when I haven't got enough money to do much of anything except get home. I'll be lucky if that's at
the end of June, but i'm hoping I can stretch it out to August, maybe even October- it depends on my ability to save and to find novel ways to earn
small amounts as I go.
I'd love to hear any suggestions of places, events, mysteries, opportunities, and of course any warnings that might seem appropriate.