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I’ve been everywhere, man!

07/02/2010

(If you don’t understand the reference of the post title, ask Mr. Johnny Cash!)

While in San Francisco I looked for some people to share the drive (and cost of gas) back to Texas and I met 2 awesome guys that where headed exactly the same way.

I ended up driving with everything I could possibly need: a cooler full of food, my AAA card, an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and a professional wrestler! I was obviously covered for every possible situation. I must say, we had an absolutely awesome time together, we were driving non stop and had a laughter filled, musically dressed, incredibly fast drive back to Texas. I dropped the off in San Antonio and then went to San Marcos, to visit my favorite dropzone and see some of the great friends I have there. Hands down, best way to spend my first weekend back in Texas.

Today, Sunday the 7th of February 2010 I arrived back in Austin. And today is officially the day that this erratic journey stops! I’ve been on the road for a while and to be honest, I’m very tired and more than happy to stop in one place and spend some time with a certain someone! In fact, it does feel like I’ve been everywhere. Allow me to try and make a list of the places I visited during this trip.

Buenos Aires
Barcelona
Sant Pedor
Limoges
Athens
Madrid
Buenos Aires (yes, again, but very briefly)
La Quiaca
Tupiza
Uyuni
La Paz
Copacabana
Puno
Cusco
Aguas Calientes
Lima
Cajamarca
Popayan
Silvia
Cali
Armenia
Ibague
Pereira
Bogota
San Pelayo
Santa Marta
Tayrona
Cartagena
Playa Blanca
Medellin
Austin
San Marcos
Chico
Reno
Black Rock City (yeah baby!!)
Tahoe lake
Las Vegas
Kingman
Flagstaff
Grand Canyon
Sedona
Phoenix
Marfa
New Orleans
Birmingham
Cedartown
Cornelius
Charlotte
New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn and all that jazz)
Washington D.C.
Niagara Falls
St. Catharines
Keego Harbor
Detroit
Ann Arbor
Chicago
Stevens Point
Madison
Seattle
Mr. Rainier
Newport
Redwood National Forrest
San Francisco

And that’s without mentioning all tiny little places where I made brief stops, or all the dusty and non roads I crossed.

At some point, if I feel like it, I may actually sit down and calculate the miles of the distances I traveled and form some sort of a trip map.

I want to thank you all for having followed me in my journey so far! It was always exciting to hear from you and perceive what I was doing through your eyes. At many times you inspired me to do more things and take more photos, just because you were praising my work so much! I miss you guys! 🙂

But right now, I’m ready to put my feet up, be less of a nomad for a bit and enjoy the company of the people I love. Believe me, it feels good!

M.

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3 Responses

  1. tiemblafreud says:

    Entonces a donde te me quedas mantecol?

  2. Gymhopper says:

    Congrats Menelaos! I'm truly amazed you were able to do this journey, and maintain relatively good spirits and sanity (very loose term :)) the whole way. I loved following your path, and being able to share it with you in some places. You really are an inspiration to fellow travelers and nomads at heart 🙂
    Good luck in Austin. You deserve a rest.

  3. rbravo says:

    Nice Trip Menelaos (malaka) y gracias por todas las buenas fotos en tu blog, cuando tomes el camino a Guatemala no dejes de avisarme, sera un placer mostrarte mi pais y viajar con vos !!!

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