As you can see in the photograph, I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane (Peter, Paul, and Mary). I bought a one-way ticket that I’ll use this coming Monday. I’ve blacked out the destination details because those won’t be revealed until next week. Suffice it to say that I’m going on an adventure!
Remember the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy? I hope to avoid anything even remotely close to their maudlin escapades, and I’ll be minus the “trains” part except that Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train is definitely one of the songs I’ve burned to take along for left-lane driving.
I’ll be On The Road Again (Willie Nelson) heading from the undisclosed destination, Back Home Again (John Denver). The purpose of my trip is to move something (it’s bigger than a breadbox) from Point A to Point B—Crystal Lake,Illinois.
I’m traveling by myself. In other words, I’ll be Footloose (minus Kevin Bacon) and sort of Thelma and Louise-ish (without Thelma, and no cliff diving at the end), having a fantastic time! Just call me Wild Thang!
Barring any complications, it should take me less than a week to accomplish this mission—I plan to be home in time for Labor Day weekend. On Tuesday morning I’ll reveal a few more details.
When was the last time you went on an adventure?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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