The Journey Is The Reward Essay

778 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
' ' The Journey is the reward ' '
It had been a long and tiring five days of traveling, but worth every minute of it. I had finally arrived at my final destination Tribeca New York. A hot shower was calling me. As the water jets cleaned away the five days of driving it gave me a moment to reflect back on my journey. The long anticipated road-trip. I had thought about visiting friends in Maryland for some time. They had been asking me to take the trip to see them for months now. It never seemed like the right time to go. That morning I woke up with no intention of taking a road-trip. It was an impulsive decision I made while eating my breakfast of scrambled eggs. A new tent sat in the closet untouched. The bills had been paid for another month. Although rash and impulsive it seemed like there was no better time than now to pack the car up and take off to Maryland. The tent was a ' 'Just in case ' '.
I am not sure did I actually make a complete decision at that time to take the ' 'Scenic route ' ' upstate, and travel up the long winding mountains rather than north along the straight unhindered highway. The detour to Ashville was initially out of curiosity to see why the Appalacia 's were so famous. Within an hour of my detour I was at the Folk Art visitors center getting a map of camping sites along the Blue Ridge parkway. Instead of heading back east and joining the I-85 I was heading north and upwards along the mountain road. The weather was not ideal for camping and…

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