My trip to SFO begins on a Sunday with a 9 hour flight and 1 short layover in MIA. After a small upgrade at check in, to be more comfortable in cattle-class; the MIA-SFO leg is a bit longer and a little comfort (aka leg space) is MUCH appreciated, we leave the island.
I have divided my adventure in about 8 chapters, yet to be written. Before I start, I want to share with you the most important part of the trip, entertainment, because conversations can only go so far. My road-trip songs, carefully selected and screened for this particular trip. It’s about 73 songs, not all to my liking but I do have a travel partner and he too needs something to listen, sing to….
I also have a sing-along playlist, that I will reveal at a later time. In the meantime, enjoy the music as I go and write my travel journey….
Coming up soon, this year’s adventure road trip will take us around the great state of California. Starting with a long flight all the way to SFO, a few days at our home base, and then off to a 3+ week of nothing but road, and side stops. I have a list of about 100+ things that I want to do and see along the way…
We’ll start in San Francisco, and then the road will take us to:
Let’s start with the best part of the summer. Now as I have stated before, I admittedly have a huge fear of the open water. I will swim in the ocean as long as I can feel the sand beneath my toes, visibility is clear for miles, and there are minimal waves, preferably none. The cause of this fear you might ask? Ahhhh the joys of being a teenager, and the not-so-wise choices we make. It started an early morning 10+ years ago. As we arrived at school, there was a scheduling issue with classes on that day. Instead of waiting for the issue to be cleared up, we skipped school and went to the beach. It was those one-of-a-kind days, where the usually quiet and calm sea turned into a raging monster, with abnormally high waves. Which of course, we decided to take on. Long story short, I came an inch away from drowning, and ended up in the ER with a concussion. And as it turned out in the following years, a fear of waves and open waters.
Now I proudly present to you numbers 32+33 off the Bucket list!
32. Go scuba diving 33. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck
It was pretty awesome, quiet, calm and unless you look up, you do not even notice how rough the waves are above your head.
Before taking down number 126, I went to a local baseball game, which surprisingly, I enjoyed a lot. Something that will definitely happen much more now.
It’s been months since my last post. Then again, that happens when you get caught up in life and the wrapped speed that everything moves nowadays…I even forget there for a minute that I had a plan and even worse a blog to tend to…
Sitting the night away behind my lovely LULU, (or the iMac) selecting songs for my next trip and it hits me… I might as well write… and update my blog.
I like myself…the amount of self-love is a bit nauseating, I am awesome! Slowly and steadily adding distance to my runs, it feels like a piece of cake, sometimes more like a slap in the face… a death wish… but then when it’s al over, I’m revived, and ready for the next training session…
What I am struggling with though, is to find the courage to get back on the bike… The road, my enemy, my archenemy scares me… OK, not much so the road, as the amount of hills, the abusive wind, the scorching sun and the traffic 😦
While making no resolutions I do have a list to work through. The ever-growing bucket list! Take 2 items off the list, and put 20 more on…
Meanwhile, 2013 was a good year, I have managed to scrape a few things of the buckets list.
2013 Bucket list top 10 2014 Bucket list top 10
kayak in a river 1. Learn conversational French
learn to snowboard 2. Kiss under the Eiffel Tower
participate in a color run 3. Donate blood
iceskate on real ice 4. Go rock climbing
roadtrip USA 5. Fire a gun
hike to a waterfall 6. Learn to windsurf
visit the Golden Gate Bridge 7. Drive a stick shift
go scuba diving 8. Conquer fear of open water
jump off a cliff 9. Participate in a triathlon
solve that damned Rubik’s Cube 10. Get married
Now that’s another 10 items off the 200+bucket list…So let’s get this show going. First stop tomorrow is the beach, I gotta work on my tan, spending winter 2013 in -25˚Celsius will turn you white, bleak and pale all in one trip. Beach days are also good for number 8 and 9 on the list.
Bueno, that’s that for the first post. ¡Hasta la proxima!