Day 149

Friday, October 21, 2005Leavin' Las Vegas
From Concord to Vegas in 17552 miles...BIG FINISH...

Well, it's over. That's all we planned. We figured that by the time we got to Vegas, we'd have a plan. We'd know where our dream home was. We'd have the meaning of life, the universe, and everything in our little human minds. Yeah. Not so much.

We do know where our dream home is. We'd been driving it around all this time. [Insert pithy cliche here.] Vantom is home. The road is home. Settling down got progressively less and less attractive the more places we saw. Now, with five months of hindsight, and a whole month and a half in one location (it's really March 2006 in Hawaii) we're really getting stir crazy. Oh, let's quote Hank Williams here:

Some folks might say that I'm no good
That I wouldn't settle down if I could
But when that open road starts to callin' me
There's somethin' o'er the hill that I gotta see

Now that Keath is overdrawn on the vacation time (up to applicable corporate limits, of course), we need to figure out how to see the rest of America. And Canada. And maybe Mexico. And those other six continents. Well, maybe not in Vantom. He's got European cousins, eh?

So far, the most lasting effect of our trip is that when we see car commercials on TV, we invariably say "Hey! We've been there!" There's something gratifying about that. Plus, we're making good progress on the checklist in Hank Snow's version of I've Been Everywhere.

We've had a great time and have enjoyed sharing our travels with you. Since we plan on continuing to vagabond, we will continue to post to this site, but we are closing the portion with this post. Future posts will stem from our home page and will not endeavor the foolhardy assumption that we can post (or that you want to read about) every day of our lives. After all, with less vacation days, the excitement is sure to slow down a bit.

So thanks for reading. Check back soon. And drop us a line once in a while. We'd love to park in your driveway!