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Your present plans...

2015-03-13

tl;dr: Off I go again, but in my van for now. Wisconsin to Iowa to Missouri to Kansas.

Off I go again.

As I was cleaning up my house before taking off this morning, I decided to eat a fortune cookie that had been sitting on my desk for months. The fortune read, "Your present plans are going to succeed." Also, I now have some lucky numbers.

I am not leaving on a bicycle. It is still too cold for that here in Wisconsin. So I am first driving to someplace more amenable to bicycling.

The first day out is always the worst, especially when the long drive gives you time to consider your ill decisions. Fortunately, my life is such that my only real distress over removing myself from my house for months to come is this: My cat will probably miss me. At least a little. Maybe.

I drove all day through the mostly uninteresting Midwest. Near evening I pulled off onto a dirt road and parked on the plains of Kansas among the remains of an ancient homestead overlooking the little town of Garfield. This is as good a spot as any to spend the night. I considered pushing on to Dodge City and getting a hotel, but why bother when my van is plenty comfortable enough.

good morning Iowa


fog




car camping in Kansas

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