I hope you’ll forgive me: I intended to post this last week when this all first went down, but with what you’ll read about here, I just haven’t really thought about it much. In any case, today you’ll be treated to two blog posts, the second coming soon, a bit later.
In any case, without further ado, enjoy!
The journey started today. My destination? Ridgecrest, California. Why? Because I’m going to make a future for myself. I haven’t a future where I’m at; I plan to make a future for myself. I don’t know what it will be, but I’m a hard worker and I will succeed. In short, this is my exodus, and I will survive; it’s what I do best.
Although the day felt long, the states and cities seemed to fly by. I swear: we got all the way from Luna Pier, Michigan to Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma in…a holy metric crapton of time. (That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; we’re not talking about regular ol’ metric tons; we’re talking about metric craptons—this is serious s**t.)
Either way, onward!
We’re currently in New Mexico, about 8–16 km (≈5–10 mi) west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We will most likely have to stay for the night, and arrive in Ridgecrest, California in the morning.
The landscape is mostly prairie-like at the moment, though this comes off as somewhat amazing to me considering we’re approximately 1 690 m (≈5 530 ft) above sea level; we seem to be traveling over the Rocky Mountains.
Well, we’re in California now. The desert is larger than I ever imagined; we have been driving for tens upon tens of kilometres and nothing but road, sand, brush, and rock. The mountains and skies have been gorgeous, though.
This landscape truly is breathtaking.
I’m finally moving to California; I’m in Illinois now and on my way. I’ve decided to keep a basic record of the milestones of my and my friend’s journey, and although I’m a little late seeing as we left about 08:30 (UTC-5) today, I feel it’s not too late; my friend can always fill in what I cannot remember.
All times are in UTC:
Luna Pier, Michigan → Ridgecrest, California
|Feb 23||13:30||Left Home|
|13:35||Left Michigan; Entered Ohio|
|15:30||Left Ohio; Entered Indiana|
|19:40||Left Indiana; Entered Illinois|
|22:12||Left Illinois; Entered Missouri|
|Feb 24||03:41||Left Missouri; Entered Oklahoma|
|17:01||Left Oklahoma; Entered TEXAS|
|19:44||Left TEXAS; Entered New Mexico|
|Feb 25||01:20||Left New Mexico; Entered Arizona|
|14:40||Left Arizona; Entered California|
|18:32||Entered Ridgecrest, California|
|18:42||Arrived at New Home!|
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