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JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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.
https://www.facebook.com/jaredwoods

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

Seaspraystranger by the day
924 posts
Location: At the Back of the North Wind


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


FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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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LaasyaBRONZE Member
Wind Dancer
126 posts
Location: USA, east coast


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


JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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.

FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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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JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA



JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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.

willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)


Posted:
Good luck buddy and have a blast smile

hug

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


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


triptricianSILVER Member
UFO Spotting
350 posts
Location: Queensland, Australia


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)


LaasyaBRONZE Member
Wind Dancer
126 posts
Location: USA, east coast


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

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


rainideighstranger
10 posts
Location: Grand Haven, MI


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


FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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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Seaspraystranger by the day
924 posts
Location: At the Back of the North Wind


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


rainideighstranger
10 posts
Location: Grand Haven, MI


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


fire me upBRONZE Member
stranger
11 posts
Location: USA


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

FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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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brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA


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


FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


Posted:
If you only knew what I was thinking...

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Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
....and he was never heard from again...

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!


JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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!

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


Posted:
You're nuts! tongue2

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JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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

FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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

The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...


JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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.

FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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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JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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.

FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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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JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


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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