Road trip to the South


The only thing I really knew is that I was hurting and needed to go someplace where the pain outside matched the pain I was feeling inside. — Anderson Cooper

Probably not at the same level, but I was hurting. And I needed to do something crazy that would distract me from the pain I was feeling inside and that would soothe the pain.

So, I planned a rather extreme road trip, by myself.

6-day road trip

Arlington, VA –> Charleston, SC –> St. Augustine, FL –> Daytona Beach, FL –> New Orleans, LA –> Atlanta, GA –> Washington, DC.

All in seven days.

I ended up driving 2,669 miles in a red Prius (’10, hybrid) and visited four cities—sorry, Atlanta. I stayed in the car for almost 27 hours, both driving and sleeping, not at the same time, on my last days as I had to rush back to my class. I met wonderful people on the road, made lots of fun memories, and even had an unexpected healing moment.

I am probably still hurting inside, but certainly I’m much better now.


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