So long Charlotte and thanks for all the beer.

After a pretty hectic and unpredictable few days, Max and I are officially on the west coast… though not quite all the way out to Los Angeles yet. We’re in Boulder, Colorado and just in time too, landing not too long after one of the bigger snowfalls here of the season. And whoops! Guess who forgot their jacket in their nephew’s car at the airport back east?

An abrupt change out in Charlotte that we couldn’t have planned for forced us to make an early departure out of North Carolina and with friends and family in Denver and Boulder, Colorado seemed like the right move. Though I will admit that I spent some time second-guessing the decision when we were actually in the air and on our way. The flight from Charlotte to Denver was so turbulent that the captain deemed it unsafe for the flight attendants to serve up drinks or snacks until after I had already passed out well into the flight. No customary in-flight cocktails or peanuts… total buzzkill.

While the last 24 in Charlotte were exhausting, I did get to check out some of the cool sights around the area over the weekend. A friend I met in town the week before took me out to the local state park and up to the peak of Crowders Mountain. Crowders is not an exceptionally large mountain (especially from here in Boulder with the Rocky Mountains visible out the window right now) but the hike definitely kicked my ass and the view from the top was equally ass-kicking. A perfect way to finish up my stay in Charlotte!

And so our insanely spontaneous 2013 continues with style.

So now we’re in Colorado and what about LA? Soon enough, I say! As of right now, we mean to be in LA no later than Thursday and then it’ll be off from there. Things change though and if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last two months it’s the importance of taking everything in stride. It was the negativity of others that saw us out of Charlotte a day early, but I’d be lying if I said Max and I aren’t both thrilled to be in Colorado for at least a few days.

Even though I’m jacketless and freezing my ass off.

Author: Eric White

Eric graduated Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Advertising and immediately went out to San Diego, California to start not using his degree. At the start of 2013, Eric quit his job, let his lease run out and started backpacking North America. Eric has worked with Amtrak, Crowdtap, HootSuite and others, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA... when not on the road.

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  1. Eric really????
    No more beer from us BTW

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