Thursday, August 19, 2010

does anyone have change for a button?

The planning for our journey got complicated quick—luckily, we are problem solvers. Deb just tackled my passport renewal and $200 later (good thing we can sell those six stocks to cover the cost) we are hoping that it will arrive by Sept. 7th. But we're going to book a domestic destination for the first couple days, just to be safe. We were hoping to trade NYC's grey concrete for white sand and blue water, but we can ill-afford to incur the monetary wrath of jetBlue's change/cancellations fees. So we're thinking New Orleans.

I don't know jack about HTML, so I tackled the task of adding buttons to this blog. And after nearly two hours, and a string of increasingly frustrated emails to my tech savvy friend Wes, we have both a [Follow Us on Twitter] button and a [Donate] button. Another friend wanted to help us with our journey financially but didn't really want to buy anything. She suggested that others might wish to the same. Now, thanks to PayPal, that dream has become a reality. And, as an added bonus, anyone who contributes $10 or more will receive a personalized postcard from the road!

Deb just said the trip is gonna be "epic." I concur.

She also wants me to quit calling it a journey.


  1. Looking forward to reading about your travels! Is it safe to call it an adventure versus a journey? Whatever you guys want to call it, I hope you have a fantastic time!!

  2. I'm so excited for the two of you! Can't wait to check in and see what you're up to on this epic adventure!

  3. I'm with Deb on the "journey" thing. I called it an adventure, but voyage works (with French-sounding emphasis on the second syllable), as does embarkation, sojourn, trek, traverse, quest, and endeavor.... all of which are undoubtedly epic.

  4. Just subscribed to your blog!
    Sounds like yall are going to have a blast. Can't wait to read about it. We obviously have a lot in common: Follow our travels too!