Half way through our journey. Half way through the year.
The half way point is an interesting place to be – you look back just as much as you look forward. It’s the beginning of the end, but right in the middle.
We are almost exactly in the middle of our trip. We have been on the road for nine weeks, and have just over nine weeks until we say goodbye to the Land Rover for a little while. We’ve been to the most Eastern, Southern and Northern points of the continental USA, and still have the Wild Wild West ahead of us.
And we are almost exactly in the middle of the USA! Although we only have 13 states left to visit, those 13 make up almost half of the country and we will probably double the 11,000 miles that we have put on the odometer.
So, at the half way point we look back at the truly beautiful times: the parks, the people, the concerts and the open roads. And the challenges: the heat, the cold, the bugs, the lack-of-hot-showers!
And we look forward to even more to come: meeting amazing people with their stories, breath-taking views and being inspired creatively.
This is our first long overland expedition, and even though we’re driving through a “first world” country, it’s definitely a learning curve. We’re using this as preparation for future trips in more remote places in the world.
From Austin, we’re on our way into the desert, mountains and then, if we make it out the other side, back to the ocean!