I just realized that with so few days left before a summer of adventure and change, I should lay out my summer plans in one spot so folks know what I’ll be doing. So without further ado, here is a breakdown of what could possibly be the greatest summer of my life:
May 29 – Depart to Madrid, Spain where I’ll make stops in Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, and possibly a few other towns along the way (Ronda, Granada, Toledo)
June 8 – Return to DC to do a little laundry and have a couple drinks with friends
June 9 – Depart to Santiago, Chile where I’ll spend most of my time visiting my sister in San Juan, Argentina but also check out Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile, as well as Mendoza and Moon Valley in Argentina.
June 20 – Fly all day long back to Washington, DC without any cell service (muahahaha)
June 21 – Arrive in Greensboro, NC and spend the entire time packing the car and tying us loose ends.
June 22 – Depart Greensboro and make my way out west (via the Midwest and PNW)
June 22/23 – Cincinnati to see my birthplace
June 24-27 – Minneapolis to visit all my relatives and a couple close friends
June 27-30 – Grand Tetons/Yellowstone to…no need to explain this one
June 28-July 3 – Seattle to visit two of my best friends Denny and Katie
July 4 – Portland to run a marathon
July 5 – July 9/10 – Slow drive down the California coast so that I can bike along highway 1 and enjoy all the gorgeous cities in between.
July 10ish – SAN DIEGO
July 23-30 – Fly back to North Carolina for a weeklong family (+MN relatives) vacation at the beach
So there you have it. My epic summer with as much camping, lounging, drinking, running, sightseeing, eating, hiking, biking, socializing, and all around adventuring as possible. Let's just hope this poster isn't exactly 100% true: