“How do you pack for a two-month journey to South America?” Doug Winfield, a friend of mine in Fremont, asked the question.
“We go to Minnesota for a week and fill the trunk of the car.” he told me.
It’s a good question and one he was sincere in asking.
I’ve done this enough times that I forget others might not understand the process I go through in preparing for a long journey.
Shortly after that conversation, I was on the phone with one of my credit card companies to inform them of my future travel plans. Calling them is part of my preparatory procedures. I do this so the credit card company won’t freeze my card if I wish to use it while traveling.
The service agent on the other end of the line asked, “How many hours does it take to fly to Ecuador?”
I replied that it’s around 12.
The agent responded, “I don’t think I have ever driven 12 hours, let alone fly that long.”
I smiled and said: “There’s a whole world waiting for you to go explore, but you will have to go out and experience it. It can’t come find you.”