I am going to visit all 50 states, and in that time, find a spot through geocaching or other means, places with either meaning or that is funny or pretty or whatever, and plant a HulaJohn.
What is a HulaJohn you say? I am going to get some Hula dolls and put a little note in remembrance for John. Hence, HulaJohn. Then when I find the appropriate geocache in each state, I will leave with the doll a note. The note will go something like this:
Congratulations on your find! This Hula doll is unique. It is in remembrance for a great person named John. He died at 40 years young of cancer. It is my hope, should you choose to keep this doll, to put 'HulaJohn' on your dash of your vehicle so he may be able to see all the great things he did not get to see while alive. Remember to cherish each day.
I've decided to document this journey. This journey will have some meaning for me. My way of letting go. Honoring him. I will have my own HulaJohn on my dash with some of his ashes in it so he may go with me on this journey.
The way I am going to be doing most of this is by driving to the places myself. In part, I want to see America and explore. Get back into nature again. And I'm going to document this from the beginning. From finding a van, outfitting it to live out of in my travels, cheap ways to travel, places I have seen, people I may meet, pictures of cool shit, and the geocaches when/if I find the them. Hawaii of course won't be driven (undecided about Alaska), but alas, when you set a goal to get to all states, you don't let things like distance deter you, right?
It may take me a while, but time is what I have. I need a purpose. I need to be inspired. I need closure. And sometimes I just want to 'be', alone with my thoughts and no noise, driving down the road that is calling to me.
Will probably hit a lot of different topics on here, so hold on to your hats!!
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