Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bears Go East

The following facts have come to my attention:

 - The youngest offspring is old enough to handle longer car rides.
 - A large amount of vacation time is accruing on the books at work.
 - It is summer.

Conclusion: It is road trip time.

My family (wifey, toddler son, and infant daughter) have embarked on an epic* 3 week road trip.  Our goal is to drive from our home in Western North Carolina, up the east coast of North America  to the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Along the way we will be exploring, geocaching, and adventuring.

(Actually, I lied, we just returned from this road trip.  I didn't want to blog about it while on the road so nefarious criminal minded folk didn't think our house was empty and ripe for the picking (note:  this is a dubious strategy at best as I am pretty sure both readers of my blog knew about the trip before I left - the author would appreciate this fact not being pointed out, and would also appreciate the suspension of disbelief that this is a valid security measure. Furthermore the author requests that readers voluntarily adopt a strategy of mentally going back in time three weeks and imagine that this is blogged in real time)).

Over the next three weeks or so I will be posting the events as they unfolded during this epic road trip.  So sit back, grab some popcorn, and keep coming back for the next 23(ish) days while I tell the tale of one family of bears and their epic road trip up the east coast of North America.

Mileage so far:

* Note: Epic is a highly subjective term, and may not match the readers expectations of 'epic'ness. In a recent survey of writers that contribute to this blog, it was unanimously decided that this is not our problem as one is free to define the term 'epic' any way they wish on their own dang blog.  We stand by our definition (likely incorrect; please see previous sentence) of epic as "slightly more ambitious than normal."