Much to our disbelief,our road trip really is happening. Drumrolls, hoots and cheers!
We're writing this from the road about two hours away from Pittsburgh- our stop for tonight. We've rented a red SUV- a Toyota Rav 4. Given the 4000 miles we will be clocking over the next week, I guess it is a good thing to have a car that promises us good mileage. And of course, we were two hours behind schedule even before we started. Thanks to work, good deeds such as picking up a friend's stuff to transport to California (we are hoping all the good karma will tide us through the recession) and horrendous Philadelphia traffic.
The past two days were full of envious curiousity from people who have always wanted to do a road trip, lots of good wishes from our friends and colleagues, words of kind advice, suggestions and caution from practically everyone we know.
It's been a long week for both of us with exams and work related crises and what not. But what the heck! The week is over, it's Friday and our road trip will not remain just one of our grand plans. That's all that matters in the end.
Our pulse races in excitement as the car cruises and careens on the road. We will rule the freeways!