Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Phoenix to Phoenix
"I'm gonna walk the earth."
"Whatch you mean, you gonna walk the earth?"
"Walk the earth. You know, like Kane in Kung Fu."
"You're gonna be a bum?"
"No. I'm gonna meet people, get in adventures."
"A bum. Without a job, and legal tender, you aint nothing but a fucking bum."
12,619.2 miles; 27days, 5 hours, 43 minutes. That's what the trip planner on the computer said, and that's just the driving. I will be checking the sites and kicking back in Key West and other places for awhile. I can't wait. I am so excited. I wish I had the money right now. I'm planning 3 or 4 months, and that's just taking my time. I will be putting the United States map up on my wall. I will be doing lots of research on exactly where I want to go. I have heard of several different places in my life, the trick is remembering the names of the places. Although part of my trip will just be improvised. If I feel like going to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, I will.
I am starting to save money today. I will be selling things of mine to finance the trip. Like sperm, blood, one of my kidneys. Kidding! DVDs, DVDs, and maybe whatever I can get for my couch. My aunt said that I could use her video camera, so that's nice. Serjio said that I should have a party about 2 weeks before I leave, and people can bring things for my trip. He said that he would have no problem giving me a bunch of tapes for the camera, and whatever else. After I got off the phone, I started thinking that it would be like a relief benefit. You would all be relieved to get rid of me, and I you. You may be saying, "Hey Phil, you haven't even saved dime one. Shouldn't you wait until you have a couple thousand dollars before you start putting on the sunblock?" No, that's what happened before. I said that I was going to go on a U.S. Tour and then I didn't. Now I am in it for the long haul.
I am jazzed. Although, you guys thought it was annoying hanging out with me for a night. Well I'll be stuck with myself for 3 to 4 months. Boring, fun, interesting, and a hell of a good time.
I'm thinking April, but it actually depends on how much money I think I need. The trip planner said 900 and something dollars for the gas. It depends on the car and the gas prices. Plus for me there's the question of what I'm going to spend on touristy things. Disney World, Catalina Island, the Bahamas, Key West, New York, Washington D.C., anyway you get the idea.