We finished moving out of our home in Berkeley Heights, NJ yesterday, after spending more than five years there. It was a bittersweet experience to leave, but we’re off to a new, exciting, scary experience in Austin, TX.
There were so many moments in the house; the birth of my son Jack, Christmas mornings, times with family and friends, birthday parties, etc.
Also, it was here that I did much of my work on Affiliate Summit, as well as learning how to make videos and podcasts, work on a book, write thousands of blog posts, and all sorts of other stuff.
Lots of happy memories locked into those walls. But it’s time for a change.
Since it will take a bunch of days for the moving company to make it out to Austin, TX, we couldn’t just fly directly out there. Well, we could, but we wouldn’t have any furniture or anything.
So, my wife and kids are making a pitstop at her sister’s house, and I’m on a solo roadtrip with my dogs and computers.
It comes to around 1,800 miles by car, and I have to be there by Tuesday morning for the movers.
Last night, I drove the first leg, which ended up being a little more than 400 miles. I went from Berkeley Heights, NJ to Salem, VA.
Everything went well on the drive, but I made a rookie roadtrip mistake in my choice of a place to stay for the night.
I mapped out the route with a site called petswelcome.com, so I could see all of the “pet friendly” motels/hotels along the way.
Super 8. Not so super.
I was tired and wanted to get out of the car and asked myself, “how bad could it be?”. Please remind me not to ever ask myself that again!
The dogs were sniffing the room like it was a crime scene. I just hope I didn’t pick up any cooties.
Time to caffeine up and get back on the road.
States visited on day 1: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia