In early spring of 2007 I decided to quit my job, sell my house along with nearly everything else that I owned, and to live out of my car while traveling the country. These are my stories (and pictures) of life on the road.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I bid you Adieux

Well, it's time for me to go. I don't know where I'm going to go or what I'm going to do but whatever it is will be for myself. No more blogs and no more pictures; at least not for now anyway. As a matter of fact I've sold off all my photography gear. Who would have thunk it just a couple months ago!?!

For the time being I'm still staying with grandma but it's starting to get tough. While I'm happy to be there for her and will do it for as long as I can I'm getting a bit stir crazy doing the same thing day in and day out. While Grandma's health is still pretty good she doesn't seem to have any desire to get more then 30 minutes from the house now that she has the chance and on bad days it hurts her just to go for a drive. This week has been pretty good though which makes me think I can keep doing this for quite a while; but the previous couple weeks were pretty rough and showed me just how difficult it can be. I guess time will tell.

But before I go I wanted to thank everyone that followed me on my travels over the past year. It really meant a lot to me to get your comments and e-mails while I was out on the road. It never ceased to amaze me how many people were watching and your encouragement was much appreciated. And to the people that I met on the way who gave me food, a place to stay, a place to work, and most importantly, company....well....I guess I don't quite know how to say what I want to say. A special heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you; even if one of you did break my knee. :)

Thank you and goodbye...

12 comments:

Keeneye said...

Thanks for sharing your travels with us.

And a huge hug to your Gma from a stranger in Eastern Oregon... what a trying time it must be for her.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

Rex Carswell said...

Alan Sorry to see the end of the blog and the pictures. Good luck to your Grandma and may you find what you are looking for.
Rex

Anonymous said...

It was almost one year ago that you began this adventure. You will probably look back and see this as the best year of your life. Thanks for sharing it with us. And for surviving!
Mom

Danny said...

Hi Alan,

Thanks for sharing. Please keep in touch. Don't do anything stupid.

roy gage said...

Hope you keep writing, if only for yourself. Dad

Anonymous said...

Alan,
While I wasn't an avid poster I did bookmark your site and visited often if not just to see where your adventures led you. Your journey will no doubt continue (blog or not) and I do believe that your life will be full of adventures. The offer still stands if you are ever visiting the Chicagoland area. You can contact me via iATN. Take care of yourself and the ones you love.
Regards,
Martin Bonoan

Anonymous said...

Al I will so miss your site. You will have to give me your cell phone number. Be sure to keep in touch and stop in soon. Edith

fasthair said...

Alan, Thanks for the allowing us to go along with your travels. Like your dad you have a gift for the written word and I will miss reading your stories.

Best of luck at whatever it is you find yourself doing. Hug grandma!

fasthair

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi
Very nice and intrestingss story.

You've reached the end of the page but that's not the end of the stories. If you want to read more (and who wouldn't!?) then click on the archive links to the right hand side of the page. They're listed by month; the adventure starts in May.

The February archives aren't actually from this trip but are previous adventures I've had, which are worth reading as well.