Please take a look at the most current list of derfs who are interested in getting together this July. Mr. and Mrs. G. are going to sit down next week and start mapping out the most efficient route. This may seem like early planning, but many of you have shared dates that won't work for you or a willingness to travel outside your state, so Mrs. G. thinks sooner is better than later in regards to planning such an enormous trip. Sixteen weeks really isn't that long when you are criss-crossing the United States, largely depending on the kindness of others. If you are not on the list and want to be, please leave a comment and Mrs. G. will happily add you.
Mrs. G. has plenty of places to spend the night thanks to so many generous offers, so there's that. No more volunteers needed in that department.
Mrs. G. estimates she needs $2800ish for a rental car and gas.
Current contributions (after only one week): $1,440 (plus she has two bids on her fancy espresso maker)...this is going to happen. Thank you to all who have contributed, particularly those of you who are in other countries and can't even attend. Mrs. G. promises to blog daily on the road and give those who aren't there in person a wicked good time through photos and words. There will also be t-shirts and assorted swag available when Mrs. G. figures out how to do what you need to do to do that. So many do(s).
Road trip whaaaa. Strangers where? Confused? Here's the original post.
One question that has come up in emails and comments.
1) Does contributing money get you to my area?
No, it doesn't. Numbers determine stops. The more people who can gather in a particular area, the more likely Mrs. G. is headed there. Also, please, please don't not add yourself to the list because you can't contribute money. There is no connection between the two. Contribute yourself. In fact, this is the last time Mrs. G. is mentioning money. She trusts everything will work itself out. Also, please don't not add yourself to the list because you assume Mrs. G. knows you'll be showing up. Good numbers are crucial to finding spots to gather and Mrs. G's memory ain't what it used to be.
See you in June or July!