...has been the topic of this mornings daydreaming session. I only ever daydream in private so on this occasion I thought I'd publicise the content for better or worse.
It goes like this;
Land on the east coast of the USA, probably NYC, somewhere with a lot of interesting people and potential for social interaction.
I'll sell my van before I leave and have enough to buy a day van of some kind and a couple of grand left over. I'd get voluntary work somewhere. Do they have the bike recycling places like we do? I could easily hang around fixing bikes and meeting cyclists all day for a week or two.
Obviously at some point I'd need to find some kind of cash in hand employment. That's the bit I've never done before but I'm sure I'd work it out. Just enough to put food in my belly and gas in the tank.
I want to head for the sun drenched paradise of so-cal but obviously there's a lot of country between those coasts and potential for adventure. I'm willing to take detours in the name of work opportunities and romance. Ideally I'd meet an incredible woman in NYC who had to travel west for some kind of family commitments. So I'd have attractive and intelligent company on the road. When we get to California it turns out her parents live in a secluded mansion in a golden, leafy part of rural wherever. Dad is a real petrol head and there's a couple of old cars and bikes dotted around the place.
The old man is getting on a little so I offer to help get the place back into shape in exchange for room and board. I spend my days off running around the network of trails between the beach and the mountains.
I haven't got much further than that. Maybe I'd spend my time at the ranch writing a screenplay to sell downtown.