The 7000 Mile Odyssey

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It was August 13, 2014; it was a beautiful day in

the Denver suburb of Broomfield. Things were stirring

and there was an air of expectancy and immediacy that was palpable.

The car pulled up at my house, and immediately

I knew that my adventure was about to begin.

The driver was friendly and asked a lot of questions,

but as with all Enterprise personnel, was not a Colorado native.

We had our 10 minutes of chitchat and Smalltalk as

we headed to my local Enterprise outlet. It was there

that my chariot waited.

 

I’ve taken this trip before. Maybe not as long as this one,

but I have done the same trip in the wintertime. As I got to

the Enterprise rental counter I found out that my chariot was

going to be a brand-new Chevy Tahoe. This would be my

command-module for the next 3 to 4 weeks. My copilot and

able assistant would be Derek, my three-year-old Corgi.

As I climbed into the Tahoe and headed back to my house

to load the supplies I would need for this journey, I knew a new

page of adventure was about to begin.

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Now the Tahoe had some very interesting safety apparatus installed

for operating pleasure. The first thing I noticed was that there was an

icon in the middle of one of the radial meters on the dashboard that

was monitoring whether I was driving between the lines or not rolling

down the highway. If you stray over the lines, you would get

a nudge in the seat from the side that you had drifted. In other

words the car was monitoring whether you were asleep or not

and actually nudging you back to reality. The first times I felt

this I had no idea what was going on. It was the most amazingly

wacky sensation I ever felt while driving a car, but I did appreciate

having this innovation during the course of my trip.

 

The trip itself would encompass 7000 miles. Now the 7000 is

actually a nice round number. The actual total mileage was 6940.

It’s always nicer to round-up the number, sounds more official.

During the course of this trip we passed through many cities:

we started in Denver, we went through St. Louis, we went through

Chattanooga, and we went to Atlanta, on the first part of the journey

ending up in Tampa. On the way north we went through Savannah,

Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and finally through

New York City and out onto Long Island.

 

Someone asked me, “Why did you take this trip Don?” And I

answered them this way, sometimes in life you need to take the bull by

the horns and do the right thing to take care of family members.

I am still in that process as of right now. The trip was the beginning

of a journey that will be continuing for months and months to come;

it was not the end-all be-all trip by itself. I had to go retrieve some

things from my mother’s house, as she had been moved into

assisted-living.

 

I may have to take another trip to New York in the near future.

It is possible that I may be able to fly this time, but I do believe

the driving aspect open since I’ve been able to do this without

any problem or trepidation. Derek and I have become adept at

sleeping in truck stops. Whenever we feel tired, we pull off to the

nearest rest area and take a cat nap for about an hour or two. Then

we fire up the engine and head on down the highway eating up

more miles toward our eventual destination. Trips like this are

very cathartic and can be an educational process as well.

 

For this particular trip I had loaded all of the Inner Circle podcasts

from the Empower Network onto my iPod and turned the Tahoe into

my own private business training ground. I started at the beginning,

and listened to hour upon hour of information relating to the marketing

aspects of any entrepreneurial business venture.

 

Take a trip, take a chance, and take your dog! The road awaits those

who are hearty enough to take the adventure. I may have driven 7000

miles, but I imparted to myself millions of miles of data through the

information I played.

 

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