Today was the first real day of getting ready for our trip. I shouldn't say that because just about every week for the past month Mark and I have been calling each other with a random question about the plan. Really I think the reason we call each other is to re-hype ourselves up about what's to come. That's the real battle, when your heart is in it logistics are the easy part. A week ago during one of these conversations we were debating our exact path, trying to figure out which highway the other was talking about when neither of us had a map in front of us when Mark exclaimed "all I know is that soon our feet are going to be in the ocean!" That's really all I need to know. We'll deal with what comes up when it comes up.
Our day was less productive than I thought it would be. We've got a basic route planned the details will have to be worked out as we go. For now here's the packing list. I'm sure it will change and fluctuate as our trip goes a long.
Roughly what I'm taking
-3 extra wheels
-a tea cup
-two pairs of pants
-an extra shoestring
-helmet. (mama when you read this you'll be proud. don't tell mark's parents he doesn't have one)
-A map of Washington cut out of Mark's Atlas
What I'm not taking
-headphones for the mp3 player. still figuring that out.
-my typewriter. it would be almost worth it if it was under 10 pounds.