This week we continued to chill in Miami and then started heading north to the Carolinas on the final leg of our journey.
I’d like to say that we spent our Miami time in the sun but the storms confined us to our apartment, blitzing our way through the Game of Thrones series. Finally, on our last day in Miami, the sun came out. And we both burned ourselves silly 😦
This week began with frustrating hitchhiking but ended in a beautiful apartment in Miami for Sarah’s BIRTHDAY!
Hitchhiking becomes stressful when you have a time limit and with only one day in Atlanta, the pressure was on to get there as fast as possible…
Week 13. What on earth can we say about week 13. From hitch hiking a cop car to seeing the Taos Earth Ships, to breaking up a fight to taking a trip to ER and a million other things in between…
Lilly had been looking forward to seeing the Earth Ships – completely sustainable off-grid houses – for our entire trip so after leaving Albuquerque we spent a day hitch hiking up into the absolute middle of nowhere New Mexico to see them. Then we went to Texas, and things got a little crazy. Who’d have known.
There’s not a huge amount of people to thank this week, but the people we are thanking made a huge impact on our trip. (Yes, even Mitch the bartender!)
When you’re on the road for 20 weeks, constantly thinking about where you’re going to sleep and how you’re going to get there and what you’re going to eat and how many people you’ll meet on the way, it’s nice to take a few days to chill out sometimes. That’s exactly what Rand and Jonathan allowed us to do in Flagstaff, and it was only at the end of Week 12 we actually managed to move on to our next destination…Albuquerque.
Week 11 started crazy and ended in the most relaxing way possible.
We learned a lot about Vegas, a lot about Arizona, and confirmed that we both love the mountains and nature far, FAR more than the desert and cities. No surprises there. What did surprise us though is the lengths people will go to to help us out, and the power of having someone ‘vouch’ for you…
This week we travelled down Route 1 from Big Sur down to San Diego.
We’d realised that contrary to our expectations, California is NOT easy to hitch and although this popular route is flooded with tourists, they are mostly American tourists raised to fear hitchhikers, not hippies as we’d imagined to find along this route.
We split week nine into two parts because so many people helped us this week! We managed to remember a few more names for the second part of this week…
The week of no names. We feel terrible when we don’t remember people’s names. You might think “why don’t you write them down!” and I’m not making excuses but this week we had a lot of rides, we ate very little and we slept very little, and it was extremely hot.
Isn’t it funny how, seemingly no matter what, gender is used as a reason to insist you can’t do something that someone else is doing.
Women will fight tooth and nail to insist that women can do anything that a man can do, then use the fact they’re a woman as a reason to not do something. Men will accept their position of privilege in the world, yet insist that our journey is only possible because we don’t possess a penis. (Nope, not even one.)