The Road Trip Not Taken in These Foolish Things

  • Sept. 29, 2020, 5:15 p.m.
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Yes, you all know that I adore solo travel, right? I mean, I’ve created a few of the most epic trips for myself in recent years, but THIS year is a year like no other. It’s 2020, y’all. And what that means is that anything can happen. It’s not that I’m scared - it’s that (1) I’m simply weary of being alone. I just don’t want to do this by myself - not the drive, not the staying alone with my dog, not the eating solo, not the drinking solo…nothing. I want to share this experience with someone else. And (2), I don’t want to be miles and miles and miles away from home at random gas stations and in the middle of nowhere at this moment. I’m sure I’d be fine, but again - 2020.

I was just told a story of a guy who was murdered at a gas station on a recent solo road trip during Covid. And the same person told me about a girl who went to the CVS to pick up something for her and her boyfriend and someone just came up and tried to rob her and shot her in the face - in the same downtown area where I was mugged and beat up a couple months ago! This is 2020. People are weird this year. I’m also so annoyed with people who wear their masks under their nose. So annoyed I might just murder someone myself.

So I will take some time off and plan some excursions close to home and take the dog and meet people where I can. I can do this. And when 2020 is over and it feels right to roam around the world again solo, you best believe I’ll do that too.

So stay tuned for my closer-to-home adventures in the coming weeks and I’m ready to start dreaming of my next BIG adventure!


girl in recession September 29, 2020

Wow, that all sounds awful and terrifying. I loved taking solo trips before bf. Backpacked around Guatemala and Mexico solo in 2010. We take road trips together now, and we've driven 6 hrs to stay in the mtns this year and nothing seemed weird...but it was rural West Texas. Maybe things are weirder in bigger cities/more populated areas

Ginger Snap girl in recession ⋅ September 29, 2020

Yeah, I'd take a trip with a bf for sure!

bobbi01 September 29, 2020

I look forward to hearing about your close to home adventures.

Complicated Disaster September 30, 2020

This year is just the worst! Stay safe lovely! xx

Ginger Snap Complicated Disaster ⋅ September 30, 2020

Trying! It really is a tough one. I'm trying to adapt.

WhatDreamsMayCome September 30, 2020

I'll claim Jimmy Buffet as an influence. "I gotta go where it's warm!"
For better or worse it is pretty much limited to Mexico at this point.
But it's different for a single woman. Stay safe!

Marg October 01, 2020

Sounds like a good plan for this year and it’ll be fun planning something bigger for when this all settles down! :)

plushcreep October 01, 2020

Too bad you can't take another trip with Elaine Benes this year!

Jinn October 05, 2020

I want to go to AZ and Las Vegas to see my family desperately BUT I am not going. It’s just still too risky :-(

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