Eventually you come back. I returned in a driving rainstorm, just ahead of some flood warnings, and the weather proceeded to be much the same for the next one and a half days, as if underlining the realization I’ve had that this is probably just an extended stopover. I’ve tried and living in New England doesn’t suit me, and I’ve seen so much of the U.S. that I could try instead.
In other words, still no exact idea of where to go next. I don’t think roadtrips really solve your problem, but they do a pretty good job of clearing your head of other things.
But anyway, some stats on where I’ve been in the past month. About 10,000 miles (my Honda Civic held up great, but ouch, paying for two tire alignments in three months hurts–those western roads and those New England potholes). 27 states that I at least drove through. 20 that I slept in. I’m just Alaska short of the whole 50. Budget was originally about $1000 per week, or $6000 for six weeks, and I came in under that at around $4500, although it’s probably fair to add on the $400 I spent on car maintenance afterwards. And countless memories.