There is just something about driving a car alone for hours that I LOVE. Ever since my first solo cross country trip out to Vegas, I have been making a lot of time for road trips. I pack the car with hours of music and audio books to read and just go. It really clears my head and get’s me thinking about the important stuff. It forces me to get the hell away from a computer for a while and really think about the next few months and what I want to accomplish. Any excuse I have for a road tip, I take.
I have been going out west on a ski trip this time of year ever since I graduated from college (for the last 6 years or so). Since I work from home now, I decided to start making it a road trip, driving to different parts of the mountains to visit friends and hit the slopes. Tomorrow will be the start of my second annual trip out west and I hope to keep up the tradition.
Of course this isn’t a three week vacation Per se. “Real” vacations went out the door as soon as I decided to leave my full time job and start working for myself. Working for myself means I’ll still be making time to write blog posts, answer Emails, do tutorials, put out new iPhone apps, do live shows, comment on the facebook page and do everything to made this business run. There is nobody else to do it for me. But of course, that’s ok. I LIKE doing that stuff. I’ll just have to do it in between ski days and driving days.
This Year’s Route
A: Chicago, IL
B: Big Sky, MT
C: Jackson Hole WY
D: Salt Lake City, UT
E: Denver, CO
F: Chicago, IL
Books and Podcasts I will be reading and re-reading this trip
Oh yeah, I will be posting photos and stuff throughout the trip. You can follow me on Posterous or Flickr if you want to see where I am and what I am doing on the trip. Also, I may have time to schedule a meet-up in SLC and Denver. So if you are in the area, make sure to watch facebook or twitter for more info. Hope to see you there!