You might guess we’re up early. There really is no need to start early today. We are taking two days to drive to NY City, but excitement and a bit of anxiety have overcome sleep. So, we were both up shortly after 5:00 am.
We drove Stewball to dinner last night. Eating out kept me from cooking and leaving leftovers. (actually Ed will use any excuse to eat out.) Stewball was fully loaded and our test drive proved nothing will slide forward and hit us in the back of the head if we stop quickly.
We have heard from vintage VW enthusiasts and clubs in NY, MI, IN, CO, UT and CA. and have additional family and friends meeting us in NY City, Dearborn, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, then there are all the special events and media that Jerry Price has planned and all of this must fit around promoting our novel as we go. Whenever will we have time to rally? We won’t get the details on that until we all meet in NY city on Wednesday.
Just those last-minute odds and ends left that can’t be done until this last morning. I am crossing them off our list. Not a long one now. Pull the blinds on the windows, shut off the coffee maker, pack up computer and cell phone chargers- anything else? Oh, take out the garbage and lock all the doors. What have we forgotten? We’ll just have to go without or buy along the way. Nothing more will fit in Stewball until we sell our first box of books anyway.
Hope you follow along. the route details are on the World Race 2011 website. www.worldrace2011.com
Starting on the long road to Paris: 9:15 am.