South Carolina

this is everywhere i’ve been when traveling in my truck camper since i got it. a couple of places (mostly around florida) may be missing as i didn’t track it all in the beginning, and some routes might be slightly off as some gps data was missing [the lines on the map that are straight without any curves probably aren’t the exact route i took, but rather the average from one point to another further away when the gps location was saved].

this is a map of the journeys i’ve taken in my truck camper in the first year, month, and week [minus a day] that i’ve had it. the yellow stars are where i went in the first year, and the red line is where i drove the following 5 weeks. now, i just gotta take it to tennessee, kentucky, and the northeast to have gone through all the continental us!

once a moment, now lost to the perpetual silence

this is a map of my journey this summer to chicago and the rest of the 48 contiguous states i hadn’t yet been to in my truck and camper.

the trip from chicago to maine and back to florida wasn’t quite as epic as my journey last fall. this one was 4680.4 miles in just under 3 weeks. getting from florida to chicago was only 1373.6 miles in 5 days, though i stayed in chicagoland much longer than originally intended. the whole round trip including time and driving around chicagoland was 6563.5 miles in 9 weeks. i took my truck and camper across the border to canada for the first time to go to roosevelt campobello international park. i ended up sleeping in a parking lot near the lighthouse at the northern tip of the island as someone i met up there (who was towing a camper) told me the locals said it was fine and there were no signs indicating against it. i had met someone else in the park at the southern tip of the island who told me about that lighthouse location which i didn’t know about before. perhaps i’ll take a trip to all the provinces of canada and alaska in the upcoming years..

after a very long and very uncomfortable drive we made it to spartanburg in time to see my old friend ryan and his wife erin for dinner.. i am very grateful they let us stay at their place overnight! neither the driver or passenger seat were comfortable with so much stuff crammed in the car! you can’t tell from the exterior photos (besides the rear wheel being up in the wheel well) though the front seats had to be pushed up somewhat and every square inch behind the seats was jammed full of stuff (as was the trunk), and a lot of stuff was in the passenger’s foot/leg area so sitting was consisted of staying in the same position the entire time.. sleeping was really out of the question with the uncomfort level! at least we’re half way to florida! driving with the seat so far up was difficult, even with cruise control, i felt like a sardine! :) my legs were crammed and there could have even been a couple small things on the floor too (can’t remember).. i thought i did a great job giving away most of personal belongings before the move, though i still have more to purge!

i know not who i am, and much less of the world that surrounds me