Summary of Day 4 – I Befriended a Zombie

It would have nearly been impossible for Day 4 to be worse than Days 2 and 3 had been. But I never expected how awesome a day it would turn out to be. I saw and picked up my first hitchhiker – a young man going by the name Zombie. It was the best decision I’ve made on this trip Read More …

Summaries of Days 2 & 3 – Setback, Disaster, & Recovery

The past 48 hours have been insane. Where do I begin,except at the beginning? For the record, my route the past two days has been: Sioux Falls, Welcome, Rochester, Winona, La Crosse, Green Bay, La Crosse, Winona, Rochester. Stipulations and Orders Once I retired and left Green Bay, I really didn’t want any surprises waiting for me. That’s why I Read More …

Summary of Day 1 – Off to a Rocky Start

Traveled approximately 500 miles from Green Bay to Sioux Falls via Wausau, Eau Claire, Minneapolis, and Mankato. Self Check-In Overall, I felt okay, except for an “oh shit” moment I had when I realized I was walking out of my home for the last time. But overall, the fact that I am now homeless and jobless did not loom over Read More …

Fear & Dry Heaving in Las Vegas

The countdown to my retirement now sits at 7 days plus 7 hours. And merely four days later, I bid adieu to this house – this house that has been my shelter, my security, my refuge, my comfort, my familiarity. I’ll officially be both jobless and homeless. And not because I was forced out. But because I made a conscious Read More …

Back to the Badlands

I considered my last trip to the Badlands in May to be my first official trip as a nomad. Though I had obviously traveled before, it was the first trip I took with the mindset and intent of becoming nomadic. It was also the first minimalist-styled trip I took – packing a single bag with little preparation and sleeping at a rest Read More …

Badlands National Park

This past weekend, I visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota. This was – by far – my least-planned trip ever. I had been feeling pretty restless – the combined result of the usual stresses of my day job and frustrations regarding my haunt. As a result, I was feeling restless and decided to go away for the weekend. First Crack at “Roughing Read More …