What's the Route?
Twenty-eight days and a final destination that is over 1,700 miles away. The budget is $75 per day all in for 2 of us (my friend Brandee, who will also be blogging here, and myself) to travel. The idea of this entire adventure causes a myriad of emotions to flow through my veins. Everything from panic, and anxiety to joy, excitement and gratitude and everything in between. The more I have talked with the people in my life about this trip the calmer I have become about it and the more I can focus on the details of the trip. As the fear subsides, and I connect with my true intention of the adventure, the route has become more clear to me.
Although the final destination is Bar Harbor, Maine, that’s really just a place to “turn around” and come home. There is a reason that this is the turning point and the “destination”, and it’s all because of the items on my bucket list. In any case, this particular adventure is about a journey that is going to take us off the beaten path and allow us to meet new people. One of the things that I am looking forward to the most is the opportunity to really connect with myself and meet and learn about as many people as possible.
In order to maximize our experience we have decided that we want to limit driving time each day. These stops are designed to keeps us in the parameters of 4-6 hours of drive time each day.
The Travel Stops
We will be departing from Sioux Falls, SD on October 30th around noon and the plan is to follow this route:
10/30/19: Traer, Iowa
11/01/19: South Bend, Indiana /Detroit, Michigan
11/02/19: Detroit, Michigan
11/03/19: Cleveland, Ohio
11/04/19: Cuyahoga National Park, Ohio / Overnight in Buffalo, New York
11/05/19: Niagara Falls, New York / Oakfield, New York
11/06/19: Utica, New York
11/7/19: Burlington, Vermont
11/8/19: Augusta, Maine
11/09/19: Stonington, Maine
11/10/19: Stonington, Maine
11/11/19: Swanville, Maine
11/12/19: Ipswitch, Massachusetts
11/13/19: Ipswitch, Massachusetts
11/14/19: Malden, Massachusetts
11/15/19: Newport, Rhode Island
11/16/19: New Haven, Connecticut
11/17/19: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
11/18/19: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
11/19/19: Harrisonburg, Virginia
11/20/19: Harrisonburg, Virginia
11/21/19: Morgantown, West Virginia
11/22/19: Cynthiana, Kentucky
11/23/19: Cynthiana, Kentucky
11/24/19: Cynthiana, Kentucky
11/25/19: Saint Louis, Missouri
11/26/19: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
This is just a tentative plan and is subject to change at any time for any reason and I love getting recommendations and suggestions on places to visit or things to see along the way, so if you have any recommendations, please leave us a comment! Otherwise, follow along as we provide details of the experiences we have along the way. We will keep you updated on the accommodations, experiences, budget and menu planning the whole way.