17,500 miles driven.
48 states visited (i couldn’t afford airfare to alaska and hawaii).
48+ generous gracious hosts/new friends, with a life-time of free lodging in nyc should they ever visit.
5 cities in which i could potentially live (denver, seattle, chicago, new york, austin).
4 months (september 6th - january 10th).
4 total weeks of hanging out with my wonderful family in texas, and especially my perfect niece, willa, and nephews holden and theo.
3 natural wonders that i’m so grateful for getting to see (big sur, grand canyon, yellowstone national park)
2 crippling hangovers that prevented me from driving.
2 stops by the police.
2 guys that i’m glad to have shared the experience with. way to go, nate and marquise. we fucking did it!
1 field sobriety test (i aced it).
1 girlfriend/city/apartment/group of friends that i’m happy to be home to.
0 traffic violations. that’s right, ZERO.
0 regrets. an absolutely amazing trip. i’m so glad to have gotten this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. thanks everybody!