“Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?” ~ Morpheus, The Matrix
The only way I know is that I took pictures.
Walking into my condo last Wednesday afternoon was a surreally ordinary experience.
Setting my bags down and taking off the dogs’ leashes, it felt as if I was returning from a simple trip to the grocery store and not one in which I just traveled 5,600 miles across 18 states over the course of 18 days with my husband and two dogs.
It was as if the whole thing never happened. (I left? Really?)
But it did. I have the pictures to prove it.
We kicked-off our trip in Kentucky, traveled through the Northeast to Maine, and embarked on a tip-to-tip road trip from Acadia National Park down the East Coast to the Florida Keys.
We camped. We stayed in hotels. We had nights when we didn’t know where the hell we’d sleep.
Some of our sight-seeing stops were planned. Others we saw because they were there and so were we.
It was a whirlwind adventure that proved to be just as much fun, but with a few more challenges than last year’s east to west trip.
Look for the slideshow and stories about the good, the bad (just a bit) and the interesting in the coming weeks.