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.
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
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.
Click here for more Information: —-> http://bit.ly/workwithDon