Week Eight: Thank You.

Week Eight: Thank You.

Every week seems to provide endless examples of the kindness of strangers but this week we really saw how strangers can become friends in no time at all, and unfortunately how you shouldn’t count your chickens before they’re hatched…

Week Eight marked the beginning of our trip down the West Coast – the ‘second quarter’ of our journey across the north, down the west, along the south and up the east back to Boston, and we had a pretty interesting (and amazing!) welcome…
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Week Seven: Thank You.

Week Seven: Thank You.

This week is an easy post to write.

Unlike other weeks, where we’ve had countless lifts and hosts and general ‘helpers’, this week we have just ONE person to thank (well, almost.)
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Week Six: Thank You.

Week Six: Thank You.

This is a week of people doing more; of going out of their way, of inviting us to stay, of strangers reaching out to us and offering us dinner, of new friends offering us a place to stay further on in the trip.

Put your fate in the hands of a stranger and they just might surprise you. People are kind, people are generous and people want to help.

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Week Five: Thank You.

Week Five: Thank You.

We pretty much spent the whole of this week in Denver! Two nights turned into six and we started to discuss if it would really be that bad if we just stayed in Denver until October, failing the challenge, but hey, having a great time.

We got into a routine of volunteering, eating amazing food, laying in the park. It was great. And we could not have done it without all of these people. Thank you so much.
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Week Four: Thank You.

Week Four: Thank You.

The generosity of people this week has been mind blowing. There’s times when we feel a little worn out, a little anxious about who our next ride or host is going to be, but weeks like this make it all worthwhile.

Everyone has an opinion on places to see and places to skip in the states (and around the world!), and lots of people had said that there ‘wasn’t much in the Dakotas’. If we weren’t doing this trip we may have been inclined to believe them, but by embracing whatever comes our way and setting out to see all the states, including the ones that others think we should miss, we’ve really been opened up to such beauty in so many unexpected places.

Without further ado, a thank you to some of the beautiful people in those beautiful places.

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Week Three: Thank You.

Week Three: Thank You.

Week Three has been surreal to say the least. It seems that whatever we wish for comes true!

It has seen us miss a Megabus then catch it up four hours into its journey, zoom across a lake in a boat at sunset to get a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, kayak through a storm, shot a whiskey pickle chaser in Fargo and drive through the night in a truck singing along to great music and listening to Jamie Foxx’s explicit comedy radio station!

By the end of the week we realised (for you stat-lovers) that we’d hit 29% of the states in 15% of our time – pretty good going!

Here’s so much thanks to y’all that helped us out this week. We honestly can’t thank you enough. Continue reading “Week Three: Thank You.”

Week Two: Thank You.

Week Two: Thank You.

Week two has been a whirlwind and, as I sit here deep into week three, I can’t believe (again) how much time has passed.

Stay with me, because I predict this to be a recurring theme.

We have so much to be thankful for in week two, and we had so much fun: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland (we “recycled” wristbands from people who were leaving), Karaoke, a Doors Tribute Act, Continue reading “Week Two: Thank You.”

Week One: Thank You.

Week One: Thank You.

Yesterday marked the end of one entire week without money: a week that feels like a month in terms of how much has happened, how much we’ve seen and learned and experienced.

We’ve travelled through seven states, wandered around towns and cities, slept in some strange places…but most of all we’ve met some incredible people. Continue reading “Week One: Thank You.”