Athens, OH 25 April 2019 –
In a few weeks, I will be departing for a multi-week road trip with some of my oldest friends: Evan, Devin, and Keegan. We’ll be heading towards Montana and Wyoming. Well, there or possibly towards New Orleans. So, we don’t exactly have the route planned yet but we’re pretty sure we’ll either be going Northwest or South.
In our opinion, this is only a minor detail; we have a car, GPS, and a tent—everything you need to get across the country and back home. The rest of the trip should figure itself out once we hit the road.
This is the fifth year these friends and I have gone on some sort of trip together. These trips have helped us better understand the world around us. Undoubtedly, we’ll have a similar experience this year but with something extra: it will be our last summer for the foreseeable future with us all living in the same place. In only a few months, we will disperse throughout the country/world to explore a new phase of life. This is an extremely exciting prospect but I am grateful that I have a few weeks to reflect with close friends before trading Athens for a new home.