Opening thoughts from the always spectacular @markmorford:
So there I was last weekend, deciding that spending another hot humid summer in Key West was beyond silly. I’m done with Key West. But where to go?
My favorite travel mused whispered,
Allllll my brain hamsters screeched to a stop.
Omg, the cool kids would haaaaate that. I am naturally contrarian so
And just like that I swiped right on Cleveland, Ohio.
I drove through 7 states in 4 days to get to there. It’s not that there weren’t other places I wanted to see along the way; of course there were. It’s that when you’re done with a place, you’re just …done. The more distance you put between you and it, the faster you get to a better place.
(People work like that, too.)
Key West is lovely, but we never really had much in common. My leaving was wayyyy overdue. So I said goodbye to my much-adored treehouse apartment with its extra-extra-extra comfy bed.
First stop: Florida mainland.
A few more states, and finally …Cleveland:
Oh yes, I soooo made the correct choice.
3 days down, 118 to go.