I was told about two weeks ago that my work season would be coming to an end at the end of September, one month earlier than expected. This came as a bit of a shock, seeing as I was told “you’ll work till the end of October.”, but there it was, and nothing could be done to stop it. And I understood, the tourists were drying up before my very eyes.
I have immensely enjoyed my time here in the Mt Rainier area, both my free time and work life have melded well together, it’s afforded me great adventure, and I’ve made memories that will surely last a lifetime.
What’s next? To be honest, I’m not completely sure. From the moment this all started I’ve thought about just that. What if I just kept going? It was so easy finding work in this area, could I have the same luck somewhere else? Where do you want to go, Kearson? All you have to do is find a place on the map with a lot of green and it could work. You never know. It’s a little scary, sure, but I’d be able to keep having adventures.
So after much thought, and careful deliberation, I’ve decided I’m headed to California. I fell in love with the state a long time ago and have always wanted to spend an extended amount of time there. I have a general idea about exactly where in the state I want to go, but I’m keeping it open pending my scout of the area - can’t leave everything to memory.
Give me some time in-between posts, I have a lot to figure out, a long way to travel, a job to find- and of course- a few National Parks between here and there to explore.
Special thanks to my friend Dann, who provided me a room and his friendship upon my arrival in the Pacific Northwest last year. Also, for the coordinates to this very cool Walupt Lake Forest Cabin, which is the focal point of this video. Thanks Dann, for everything.
See you all next time from California,