“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” – Song of the Open Road – Walt Whitman (Wiki)
After a year of waiting & healing (somewhat) I finally departed on my 9000+ mile excursion around the US and BC, Canada on Saturday. As is always the case I spent the first 100 or so miles playing the, “what did I forget” game. Aside from a few small things, that I can easily pick up along the way, the only potentially significant thing was a second ATM card (I usually carry two when I travel just in case). Oh well, I was about 50 miles from home when I remembered so I threw caution to the wind (ha ha) and carried on without it.