This thread really went weird, I was totally into the "Go west young Man" thing and have always lived with the notion that when it is safe enough, or when the wife leaves me, Im hitchhiking to cali and then up to Canada then back down to CR and then I will die. On my terms. Lemme know when you get another case of the f^ck its, I trade survival skills with ya.
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Oct 17, 2013, 06:03 AM #61
Oct 17, 2013, 10:22 AM #62
Mr. Bill, love ya brother. However, I can tell you that most people who travel nonstop for a few years end up hating any travel. My first job out of college was with an Italian company. I had to move to Chicago and then ended up living in Torino, Italy for 3 months right after starting. When I got back, I lived on the road. Fly out Sunday or Monday, and fly home on Friday. Sometimes, I would spend 3 weeks out without seeing my apartment. At first, I loved it. Hit many nice spots in Europe, traveled the Arizona deserts and mountains, pretty much spent a week in a different state every month. After 2 years of non-stop travel, it started to wear me down. I was a single guy, but I never had time for a relationship. I started talking to a cool girl from my college years, and made some trips to see her. By the end of the 3rd year of travel, my girlfriend had moved in with me and I was really starting to lose it. I was waking up in the morning and not remembering what city I was in. My anxiety levels were high, just due to the stress of traveling. I said fock that noise and started looking for jobs that had no travel. When I landed a job in Charleston, I had no idea what the area was like. In fact, all I knew was that it had beaches. Once we lived there for a few weeks, it really started to grow on me. I started thinking about settling down and calling one place home. 5 years later, I am married and have no desire to ever move again. I hate traveling, even for vacation. I am in Germany now for work, and am somewhat miserable. I miss my home and family, even if my family is only my wife. Many people tell me I am lucky to be living in Germany for over a month. I disagree. Even if I had never surfed, I would rather be sleeping in my own bed every night.
I guess my advice is to do what makes you happy. If you think traveling all over will do that, then go for it. Just remember, almost everyone settles down at some point. You will likely meet a person and find a place that really grows on you. Personally, I think Jersey is just not a home to you. Make one good move to a place you think will fit your lifestyle and personality. Your OP was really meant for you, correct? You were coaching yourself to get out and try something new.
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Can I bring my dog? I could get a license in Cali and Canada so I could work for a few months at a time to replenish the coffers. We'd be like Doc Pascowitz and his family but weirder. Hippy chicks on shrooms?! Surfing in the big ocean!!?!? Legal buds?!?!?!?! Wtf are we waiting for? Oh yeah, spring.
Oct 17, 2013, 12:29 PM #64
thanks PJB. Got me thinking yesterday so i went out and grabbed this beast:
Oct 17, 2013, 02:15 PM #65
"Who's your friend when things get rough?"
Sigmund the Sea Monster,
The Banana Splits
Sid and Marty Croft the voice of our generation...
And I liked Lost in Space, Too. I had a thing for Judy...
I don't like Flo the insurance chick.
I did dig Erin E-surance. She was an animated hottie.
I also like Ariel the mermaid.
Man, F this all....
Oct 17, 2013, 02:27 PM #66
Does this mean "The Magic Bus" departs from Conjunction Junction?
Oct 17, 2013, 02:28 PM #67
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Hey Brew, interesting perspective, sounds like you were about to meet Tyler Durden.
Oct 17, 2013, 02:57 PM #68Senior Member
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I think I'm in love with Paddington! (long as we don't have to sleep together) Couldn't agree with you more.
Actually I have already done something similar to Paddington's plan.... My wife and I bought our own tractor trailer and drove team, cross country for about ten years. I waited till we made it past three months to ensure that she would be ok with it and then we sold the house and a car and most of our stuff. We would stay out on the road for 3-4 months at a time and when we came home we would stay with relatives or rent a house at the beach or often I would go on a surf trip for a few weeks. It wasn't out of the norm for us to drive coast to coast two to three times a week! I always brought my board with me and would surf whenever I got the chance. Brought the fishing pole too! There's a lot of lakes and streams just off the side of the road in Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Oregon etc...
We did this all for a goal we had thought up. We would save every penny we made and buy some property to have a horse training facility as our business. We accomplished that goal, unfortunately now that my wife has her horses and everything is paid for, she doesn't need me anymore. So the next go around will be all for me!
There is a really good show on Netflix (and also tv but the whole series is on Netflix) called "Long Way Round". Its a documentary starring Ewan Mcgregor (obi wan from Star Wars) and his friend Charlie Boorman. Basically they ride their motorcycles all around the world from England across Russia, Mongolia etc... over to Alaska, then Canada down to the states and to NYC. A lot of places they go there aren't even roads! They camp and also stay with people they meet etc....
Its a really good show I can't recommend it enough! There is a second one too called "Long Way Down" in which they ride Scotland to South Africa.
After watching this show it will definitely put that wandering bug in you. Just like Paddington wants to do!
Oct 17, 2013, 03:44 PM #69
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Oct 17, 2013, 03:51 PM #70
Go forth and travel my young brothers! I will live precariously through you. In my half-century of existence, I have spent many a year on the road, on the ocean, in the air. I did one cross-country trip before USMC. That was a quest for surf/alternate living type trip. Did the whole sweat lodge thing. Got robbed on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. After my incarceration, I did the "just get on my Harley and ride" type trip which almost landed me back in the clink cause I left the State while on Parole. That added to the excitement. I've done the whole surf travel thing to foreign locales but consider them more vacations then change of life type trips. Now, I'm settled in, work 2 jobs, and my wife has pooped out 3 puppies. I look back with no regrets on anything and I am VERY content in the present. But I have lived through some crazy sh!t. GO OUT AND LIVE BOYS! PJB, if you roll, I wish you Godspeed and Good Waves. May your winds always be offshore, and the women you bed have all 32 teeth.