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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:So I put this in the social chat, figure it probably falls under the category of daftness laugh3

Anyway, I'm about to have a little adventure. I'm quitting my job, selling all my stuff, and going to Guatemala.
I've already put in my notice at work, been packing and selling some stuff. Driving to Oregon first to give my truck to my sister, then flying out from there.
I'll be leaving with nothing but a passport, plane ticket, poi bag, and a change of clothes. Most likely after everything is paid for I'll have a few hundred dollars in my pocket. Best part is, I have absolutely no plans to come back grin
I'm going to go with nothing and make it work.

I've thoroughly weighed the pros and cons of this adventure. I'm going.
Anybody that wants to keep up with this craziness. I'll try and post here occasionally, but Facebook is going to be the best way.
http://www.facebook.com/jaredwoods

Send a message cause I usually ignore people if I don't know them.


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Seaspray


Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:Awesome!! Getting up and going somewhere is the most awesome thing in the world, and if you can do it with a teeny, tiny bag then your life is all the better smile

Just a dancer in the dark

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:WHAT! Who gets the disco ball!

Also, Everyone if you're sceptical about the adventures of Jared and feel the need to be charitable...you can send care packages to be held in Guatemala City for him.


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Laasya
BRONZE Member since May 2010

Laasya

Wind Dancer
Location: USA, east coast

Total posts: 126
Posted:Oh wow, what a plan! Wish you the best, Jared!! grin

It will certainly be an adventure smile


Impermanent are all created things;
Strive on with awareness.
- Buddha

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

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Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:Originally Posted By: Refuge CrewWHAT! Who gets the disco ball!

Also, Everyone if you're skeptical about the adventures of Jared and feel the need to be charitable...you can send care packages to be held in Guatemala City for him.

You can have the disco ball. There is a catch though grin
When you go to some kickass party out in the sticks, you got to take the disco ball camping. laugh3 That thing has been everywhere.


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Okay, I will take the disco ball and Jesse to the sticks when you are no longer here to do it. frown

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375

JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:Well it's finally that time.
I just decided today that I was done trying to make plans and all, kinda defeats the purpose anyway. So I'm quitting the new job tomorrow, garage sale this weekend, then I'm out.
My camera is broke so there won't be any pics for a while, but I'll check in occasionally and give an update on my progress.


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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Total posts: 1046
Posted:Good luck buddy and have a blast smile

hug


Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:All the best. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland

Total posts: 350
Posted:Peace be the journey. Enjoy the trip and come back to us with exotic tales from a distant land

would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)

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Laasya
BRONZE Member since May 2010

Laasya

Wind Dancer
Location: USA, east coast

Total posts: 126
Posted:Enjoy the adventure!! I look forward to hearing about it smile

Impermanent are all created things;
Strive on with awareness.
- Buddha

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rainideigh


rainideigh

stranger
Location: Grand Haven, MI

Total posts: 10
Posted:wow, how cool is this?! you just up and decided to totally throw caution to the wind and go for it...that is amazing. wish i had it in me to take an adventure like that smile i always admire people like you. looking forward to hearing all about your journey and would love to see pictures when you get them posted.

cheers!


Be good or be good at it smile

Raini

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Originally Posted By: rainideighwish i had it in me to take an adventure like that

If you're on HoP, you have it in you to take an adventure like Jared's. It's called insanity. grin


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Seaspray


Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:seriously, get up and do it smile

Doubt I'll have the chance to do anything of the like in the near future, but after uni? Love to smile


Just a dancer in the dark

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rainideigh


rainideigh

stranger
Location: Grand Haven, MI

Total posts: 10
Posted:insanity...think that's the stuff they use to mix with my espresso to get me to work 55-60 hours a week (so glad tourist season is winding down!). i am hoping to hook up with the local spinners group and really get to learning. maybe my adventures will start there smile

Be good or be good at it smile

Raini

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Posted:As a nomadic type myself, I applaud you for your decision. Best of luck, bring a towel.

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:'Jared's adventure' status update:

Jared left his parents house in Oklahoma today and sent me a text when he was passing through Kansas on the way to Oregon.


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brenonfire413
SILVER Member since Dec 2009

brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States

Total posts: 514
Posted:Jared's got more balls than a lot of us have that's for sure! Que bueno! Hope the bugs down there aren't too horrible.

@RC I probably know what you're thinking. Hush! ^_^


"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:If you only knew what I was thinking...

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:....and he was never heard from again...

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:Back for a short while. Like RC said, I went to Oregon.
Liked it up there so I stayed a while, figured it was a good trial run too. After I don't know how many days in a tent, had no reason to care what day it was, I have to say I love it.

Was a fairly smooth trip, had everything I needed to survive and keep my things in order. Spent countless days barefoot in the sun spinning in the mountains, a valley of sage, a 100'+ pine tree that had fallen on the lake. Good times.

Finally got a little cold for me, sleeping bag froze to the tent one too many times lol, so I worked a few little odd jobs to get back here. Now I'm selling my truck and off to do it again in Guatemala!


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:All the best. Glad to hear it is going well. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:You're nuts! tongue2

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

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Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:And you just now figured this out?.... grin

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:It had crossed my mind briefly once before but I didn't want to rush to judgement. I thought I would just call it and see what happened.

Where's my disco ball? tongue2


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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

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Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:It got left behind in Arlington. Had a bit of a rough start on this trip and after the garage sale was almost a total failure, I put a few things in the truck and just drove off.

Whole house full of stuff just sitting there. Clothes, bed, appliances, furniture, books, damn near everything. All that really sold was a table, my tv, and the washer. I just didn't want to mess with it anymore, hanging around to sell stuff was actually costing me money.

Landlord had probably claimed everything by now, think they only have to hold it for a month. That's cool though, I wasn't aware that she would have to pay my past due utilities before she could rent the house again so hopefully that and my deposits make up for it. I didn't even bother going to get them either. I quite literally just packed up one morning and drove off.


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Well it was probably the only way it was going to happen. Now you need to get Xterradacyl sold off and get the heck out of The Great Harlot or at least Lawton.

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

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Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:Not in Lawton, I'll never live there again. Out in the country east of Chickasha. Will be selling the truck soon, just hanging onto it long enough to go see a few people around here and drive some stuff to Lawton to sell.

It could all be done in a week if I wanted to, but since I have no schedule at all anymore, I'm just not in that big of a hurry. I'll go to Lawton in a few days, then spend a few days traveling around, then I'll put the truck up for sale. I had it sold in Oregon less than a week after posting it, but the rental car company that gave me a quote for about $300 total, decided to be bitches and change it to over $500, before all the insurance, taxes, deposits, and the greedy bastard fees. So I just told them to stick it and drove the truck back.

I don't understand how people can ever stay in business like that. Instead of honoring their quote and making $300, they lied and made nothing. Doesn't seem like a good business plan to me.


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas

Total posts: 2501
Posted:I'm not sure why I thought you were in Lawton. The Holy Wichita's are nice though.

Hopefully, you'll get heaps of money out of your stuff and truck.

Car rental companies are greedy bastards! National is the worst!


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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

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Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:I doubt I get heaps of cash from it, but surely enough for a plane ticket.
Good enough for me lol


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