IMPORTANT NEW NOTES FROM JUSTIN:
Wow, I sure have been traveling for a long time. As I post today's installment I looked at my calendar and saw that I've been out here for 136 days! This is the longest I've ever traveled, and by far the most challenging trip I've ever taken. Sometimes I think about calling it quits and heading home—some days I'm just tired of never sleeping in the same bed, some days I'm tired of wondering what happens when the money runs out. I miss my friends and family.
Yet, there is something that compels me to continue. I know I have something great to find out here. And, I know I have something great to give out here. And, I'll know when it's time to go home. But, until then, you'll find me somewhere out there. I'm the one in the red car with the driver's side window that doesn't work anymore, the one with the rust spots all over it that speeds past you. I'm the one taking the pictures of the graffiti, the statue, the strange food.
So, one of the things about this travel experiment is that I have—against my will—assumed the challenging variable I like to call 'being broke'. So, that means I am doing this crazy trip while living very frugally. For example, my slutty pants that used to be tight aren't tight anymore—that kind of frugal, you know?
So, what does this mean? Well, staying in a hotel every night is out of the question. So who will I stay with, then? Where will I sleep? I want to come stay with YOU!
I am looking for nice, fun people who can put me up for a few nights and really host me. This would involve me staying at your house for a few days, showing me a good time, feeding me a few meals a day, and leading me into whatever general mischief we can get into. I'll get to learn about your life and write about our times together! I am meeting with people I've never met before and living some life with them. That could be you! If you think it might be fun to host me for a day or two or three, email me at justingrace AT mac DOT com.
Please make sure to include your address and phone number in your email to me so I can be in touch!
I am especially looking for places to stay in the southeast USA and everywhere on the East Coast. I will be traveling all over the USA, though, so email me no matter where you are because I will probably come visit! Here are the places I will be in the next few months that I am still looking for a place to stay at:
• North/South Carolina
Please contact me ASAP if you want to hang out!
If you believe in what I am doing and want to help support me, please do so! You can donate money to me using PayPal. Email me for more information! Or, check out my photo sales page! Buying photos from me feeds me and keeps me on the road!
US Tour Day 116, Part 1: Getting Chores Done in Dunedin
Today was pretty low key. I spent most of the day hanging out around Marion and Monica's place in Dunedin. I returned emails and sent out thank–you cards to various people. It's amazing how much overhead goes into being me and doing what I'm doing. There are emails to write, letters to send, packages to mail, money orders to get, forms to fill out, and the list goes on.
I spent a big portion of the day filling out the forms necessary to have a legal business in California, including a fictitious business name, a seller's permit, and a business license. I'll need all of these things because I will very soon be selling my photographs and my new album!
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