Today is supposed to be the day where we sit down with internet access and figure out where we are going next. It's as simple as choosing a destination, but what are the greater implications of such decisions?
If we get somewhere and don't like it we will have wasted gas and therefore money, of which there is a finite amount. If we get somewhere and love it, will we want to stay? If we go somewhere, will it be further from where we want to go?
We are at a cross roads. We've had a wonderful time on our trip thus far, but we are weary of much of the suburban scenery we see day to day. It seems every exit off the interstate looks the same: there is a Walmart, a Burger King, a Dunkin Donuts, three or four gas stations, a couple of strip malls...you know the scene.
There have been places on our trip so far that we could really see ourselves staying at for a while. Key West and Charleston come to mind. Both towns have done a great job of keeping vibrant downtown scenes and keeping big boxes to a minimum and pushed to the outside.
A funny thing is that we don't mind living in the small space of the RV, it's more a sense of place that we are missing. However, we aren't ready to just settle into an apartment or house again and be tied down with a lease, or furniture. If only there was a place to boondock in a nice community's downtown for free!
So, what do we do? Do we head further West into the vast greatness of this country and see if there is a place for us there? Do we follow through on our initial quest to find a small sailboat to live on? Do we pack it in, get on a plane and go to another country?
Somehow, I don't think I'll find the answer by the end of today...