Lately I’ve been daydreaming about taking a road trip. Because of logistics here at the homestead, it doesn’t look like Kenny and I will be taking any extended road trips together over the summer. That does make me sad but I know that he would support me in heading off on my own if the opportunity arises. Just as I would him.
The July/August issue of RoadRunner Magazine features a Shamrock Tour based out of the State College, PA area that looks enticing. I’ve been in the area and on a couple of the roads that the loops cover so I’m confident it would be a good time. And at only 850 miles or so for the full route, the shamrock can probably (maybe) be done over a long weekend.
State College, PA is about 300 miles from where I live. If I zipped out there after work one Thursday, took Friday off, I could cover at least 3 leaves of the shamrock and still be home on Sunday night.
In October I am doing the Void Rally 10, which will spider-start with State College as one of its cities. So if I miss a leaf and am feeling sad panda about it, I can try to pick it up then if I don’t find myself back in the area before the summer is over.
The only downside to this daydream is… that I want to go right now.