Making it a home

Posted by | Filed under Florida | Mar 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Making it a home

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I don’t know if you saw the movie “Up In The Air” with George Clooney.  I saw it a couple of days ago.  When Clooney’s character gave his motivational speech about what to put into your pack back and how everything and everyone you put into it weighs you down, I had to think about the choices I had to make before I went on this trip.  I moved from a 300 sq. ft. apartment into a roughly 100 sq. ft. camper.  The bed takes up about half the space.  I left a lot of personal belongings behind, the nick nacks we collect or receive from friends.  We usually don’t pay these little things much attention, they are dust collectors.  However, these little things are the things that make a house or a camper a home.

I don’t need a reminder what my parents look like or that I am traveling the lower 48 states on my own, I know that.  But it is nice to remember that people cared enough to give you these keepsakes.  So, as I continue to make my home, I will think of the people who are in my life, even if they are hundreds of miles away. 

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Now a bit about traveling.  Wednesday, I arrived in Key Biscayne, Florida.  I am here to photograph the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament.  I am really looking forward to staying put for a while.  The drive down to Florida was much more strenuous then I thought it would be.  I am glad I have cruise control.  Never used it before, but it sure takes the pressure off my right foot.  Accelerating is hard work.  Steering also takes more strength since I have to deal with the wind.  I am a big fan of the right lane.  I took I-95 from South Carolina to Miami.  Here the speed limit is 70 mph, but I stuck to max.  60 mph.  It will just take longer for me to get places.  I am not really in a rush.

Having a home base hopefully, will give me some time to work on the design of this blog, I am really not crazy about the blue header.

Get ready for some tennis photos instead of landscapes.

Oh yeah, if anyone knows of someone who would like to help sponsor this trip, please let me know.  There is plenty of advertising space available on the camper.  Gas is eating me alive; 10 to 11 miles to the gallon @ $2.75 a gallon.  So far I drove 1,700 miles, you do the math.  I am just waiting for the credit card bill 🙂

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