We are starting to nail down a schedule for this event.
Of course, this snapshot of the third version of the itinerary is written in ink -not blood. So who knows what the final version will end up looking like.
For now, the kickoff is tentatively slated for June 15th -after work. (Work may start early, so that we can bail before five.). The idea is to get four or five hours under our belt by 10:00 PM and to give us a leg up on the 16th -the first full day of Fast Present.
Right now, in this iffy third version of the trip, we are heading towards the Unionized North in the beginning, and ending up in the Deep South towards the end. Earlier versions had us heading for the South at the start, as we sought out the history of St Augustine, followed by the white sands of the Gulf. But now, for some inexplicable reason, we have reversed the flow. The gravitational pull of wanderlust has changed axial rotation.
At any rate, we foresee some very light days (L.D.) and some incredibly long days, which are denoted by an asterisk.* Putting an asterisk in parentheses has the visual characteristics of an anus, so we'll go with a solitary asterisk instead of the old asterisk-in-parentheses-hemorrhoid-thing. (Maybe we'll change symbols in the fourth version.)
Back to our sponsor:
We are assuming an early start each day and four to five hours under our tires by lunch. Post lunch can log another five or six hours. Of course, the whole thing is fluid. If we want to stop, say, at the country's largest Bison in Jamestown, ND, to snap some photos, or relax in the shade, or talk about the folly of mankind, or just to make inappropriate jokes about the anatomy of the country's largest buffalo, we will. If the old man, or the young man for that matter, wants to sleep-in, we will. Although, that condition will probably be more reserved/applicable to the old guy; the young buck can sleep in the car.
Either way, stay tuned... Version Four is just an early morning musing away.