My dad told me that 'the world doesn't want to see an old, achey fat b****** trundling around America in a tin can.'
I want to prove him wrong. Or at least prove that there is plenty of life left in those old bones and do something spectacular before it really is too late.
We both work and earn enough to get by- but not enough for an adventure. The ambition is to start on the east coast, New York potentially, and finish up in Seattle at Pike Place Market. After that... who knows? We'll be making our way back across the US, somehow, depending on what munnies we have left.
What am I fundraising for?
I'm hoping to raise enough money to cover the basic costs of travelling - initial flights, bus tickets, train tickets etc. Everything else will be coming out of our own pockets.
When will this happen?
Summer 2015 - all being well.
What is in it for you?
Having started a 'Pike's Place or Bust' blog, each individual that makes a donation will be mentioned on a specially made page.
The top 25 backers can opt to receive a postcard from our travels.
The top ten will receive a souvenir from one of the stops (New York, Miami, etc. subject to change).
The top five will receive a special gift of thanks, purchased while on the road. :)
Or bypass the ranking system and opt to donate the corresponding amounts for the rewards!
The time you have with your parents is precious- help me make the time I have left unforgettable and, potentially, life changing.
Please visit the blog to see the provisional route, and make suggestions for stopovers, places to eat, things to see and do etc. All comments considered!
Thank you. With all my heart. Amercia ahoy! xoxo