I’m on summer break!
Well, at least for the next couple weeks. I will be teaching some classes later this summer because, you know, girl’s gotta eat. But until then it’s PARTY TIME! (And by “PARTY TIME!” I mean “Staying all the way up until 11:00, and it ain’t even Friday, yo!”)
Admittedly it does seem a bit weird to be on summer break seeing as it was snowing all of two weeks ago, but, hey, who am I to look an academic calendar in the mouth?
Luckily, this week the weather has finally decided to stop being ridiculous.
It’s been a balmy seventy degrees almost all week, and there are a million billion blooming flowers everywhere.
I’ve already had to kill at least three mammoth flying things in my apartment so far.
And I’ve started to replace all my sensible footwear with flip-flops and all my meals with ice cream and beer. You know, as you do.As exciting as flip-flops and beer are, I’m even more excited to announce that I’m going on a ROAD TRIP!
Yep, I have about a week and a half of driving and adventure planned to get my summer break started. First, I’ll be heading west through Pennsylvania and Ohio to Michigan. And then I’ll be driving up Michigan (all the way to the tippy-top part of the mitten) and into Ontario. And then through Ontario and into northern New York State and the Adirondacks before heading back to Buffalo.
To give you an idea as to where I’ll be heading exactly, I made you this super fun route map, complete with a jaunty purple hat and googly eyes.
My trip will involve lots of visiting with family and friends. But I’ve also got some fun solo lady travel stuff planned. And I imagine I’ll be following all the signs for random roadside attractions that I can. Anyone know if there are any huge balls of twine in Michigan? I could really go for a huge ball of twine on this trip.
I should probably mention I’m leaving for this trip TODAY. As in, like, a few hours from now.
Which means I should probably be packing and not drawing jaunty purple hats on route maps.
But that’s BLOG DEDICATION, you guys.
Besides, I’m driving! So who needs luggage? My car will be my luggage! I’ll just throw my flip-flops and all my summer clothing into the backseat and be done with it!
But, first, I need to Google search balls of twine.Got any fun travel plans for the summer? Or have any suggestions for things to eat/see/do in Michigan/Ontario/upstate New York? Or know of any huge balls of twine I should see? Tell me. P.S. Thank you to all of you who left me supportive comments and sent me comforting personal messages after my last post. Knowing that I have so many awesome people cheering me on has been incredibly uplifting. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to all of your comments like I usually do, but, I want you to know that they meant a lot to me. And YOU ROCK. And I owe you ponies even more than ever. But you’re probably just going to have to make do with pictures of big balls of twine. That’s cool, right? P.P.S. Things will probably be pretty quiet here on the blog while I’m on the road, but I’m going to try to regularly update my Facebook and Instagram with lots of photos of blurry roadsides and my lunch. So follow along, whydontcha?