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this is all tentative but a high possibility nonetheless. my friend brian sent me a text last night. he asked me if i’d be down for a road trip to seattle once we get out to phoenix. i answered calmly despite the fact i briefly lost my mind. you see, i’ve always dreamed about taking a road trip from the la area to seattle. after reading blue like jazz many years back, i’ve wanted to check out oregon. la and seattle are both cities on my bucket list. i always thought it’d make sense to make it one big road trip of awesomeness. there’s a soft spot in my heart for california, and i want to explore it. why not travel through a good portion of it? it makes sense to me. i’d get to see the natural beauty of oregon and hopefully check out numerous coffee shops along the way. then the trip would end in seattle, a city with an intriguing music scene. this would be another life-changing experience, and i hope it happens. i can barely wrap my mind around all the sights i’d see. next year is going to be an adventure. this might just be the icing on the cake.
i feel rough. not because i can’t sleep away from home. the bed’s comfortable too. it’s because i could barely breathe last night. i really should have left that allergy medication in my bag. i think i had about six and a half hours total. i was looking for eight, but i will survive. i have some monster in the fridge, and childish gambino takes the stage tonight. i’m so thrilled somehow i’ll find the energy within myself.
let me talk about canadian women for a second. i like them. my first interaction in montreal was seeing this beautiful one cross the street when we were looking for our place. if i see any more around like her i won’t want to leave. time to get this dat started.
i’m too tired to write much plus i want some sleep for tomorrow. we got a late start on the trip and might have gotten lost because the nav system wouldn’t work, but those didn’t hurt the trip at all. it’s going well so far. montreal looks beautiful, and the place we have for the next week is really nice. looking forward to seeing what this city holds within its core over the next few days. until later…
somehow i’ve managed to space out while the entire synthetica album from metric played. i mean i looked up a few things to read, but i felt unattached mentally. two days. i really want to talk about how crazy this trip sounds for starters. i’m driving 12 hours for a music festival and a concert. to another country. did i mentioned we rented a place off of airbnb? that’s right, we rented another person’s apartment. they’re not going to be there. that’d be a little too weird for me. i’m excited, and i have a feeling this is going to be a trip i’m going to remember for years to come. there aren’t any for sure plans outside of the concerts, but i like the mystery of it all. i’m looking forward to checking out another culture. hopefully i’ll hit up a few records stores. i’m definitely looking forward to checking out some new cuisine. maybe i’ll even make a friend or two. the drive is going to be awesome. so many new sights to see. i want to say i’ll try to blog about my travels, but i have a feeling i’ll be too busy for it. i don’t want to sit around doing something i can do here. my stuff is pretty much packed, but i have this lingering fear i’m going to forget something. as long as it isn’t something important, i’ll survive. this welling up of excitement best describes this trip right now. tuesday morning to fantastic no matter how much sleep i get. hopefully it’s a decent amount. i don’t know how much i’ll be getting while i’m away. i’m gonna go relax for a few hours then head to the gym for a workout. nothing like a lazy sunday for preparation. montreal, i’m so ready.