Drove over over 2800 miles in 7 days. Made it 2750 miles without an incident. ;)
Passed through 11 states.
Listened to two audiobooks and one CD over 15 times (stopped counting after that), and never listened to the radio.
Saw a Bald Eagle in Nebraska, a whooping crane (1 of only 300 left in the wild), a huge fox as roadkill, and saw a tumble weed roll across the highway in Wyoming.
I had sore muscles that I didn't know could get sore... my eye muscles. You don't realize how, throughout the day, your eyes focus and lose focus and you move from focusing on objects close to you and far away... always moving and resting when needed. But when you are driving they have to be always attentive and scanning the distance. It was weird; when I would stop at the end of the day and my eyes would just want to blur over.
Tips for the career traveler:
1. The entertainment is crucial! Get some good music.
2. Use t-shirts and socks as packing material around fragile things rather than newspaper.(When you are trying to pack lots of stuff in a little space you get creative.)
3. Dry milk. Its awesome to still be able to have cereal without having to worry about refrigerating the milk. Just add water.
Now, the traveling is done (at least the cross country traveling). I have been working in WA for almost two weeks now and I am finding Home Health PT to be very interesting. The schedule is pretty flexible and it is great to get one-on-one treatments with the patients. The flexibility of the scheduling is also the hard part about this job, though, since scheduling is not done by the office staff. It is left up to the therapist to make sure all their patients get seen at the right time and for the right number of visits. I am going to have to be extremely organized.
As far as the area goes...I am loving it! There are coffee shops all over the place and all the cherry trees are blooming. The downtown Seattle area where Jess and I went last weekend was hopping with a wide variety of people. Very eclectic. We went to the public market and walked around all the vendors. A ton of them were selling flowers... mostly daffodils and tulips. They were beautiful.
|Daffodils lining the roof of the market|
I didn't get any flowers, at the time, because I still had not moved into my own apartment. In fact, tonight will be my first night in the new place. I have been staying with Jess till I found something which has been so much fun. We have spent hours catching up and cooking together and just chillin'. I'm kinda sad to leave, but she is in a one bedroom place and we both have so much stuff. :) I moved in to a really cute one bedroom townhouse style apartment not too far from Jess' apartment building. (Pics to come later.)
WA has definitely lived up to its reputation for gloomy, rainy days. So far I think there has been one sunny day since I have been here. I'm not too concerned though. How can I be depressed when life is so good?
Hopefully, the sun comes out for a little bit this weekend so Jess and I can go snowshoeing!! It will be my first time ever doing that. Should be interesting... :) :)