“So where do you think you want to be dropped?!” My friend Diane asked me as she pulled her hair to the side and took a bite out of her burrito. I looked through the restaurant’s glass window and watched as rain poured down on yet another stormy day in Portland, Oregon. Diane was referring to a game that she, our friend Tom, and I came up with one sunny afternoon when we were a bit buzzed at a brewery. It was one of those things where you have a couple beers and you start planning a rock band with your friends, you know….one of those things that you talk about, but never actually walk about. But it hit me that stormy afternoon as we munched on our burritos that Diane was still very serious about this.
“South America or China, although…I am really open to wherever!” I smiled and answered. Yes, this would become something real, I decided right then and there. Why the hell not? What do I have to lose except for some money, but I truly believe the idea that travel is the one thing that you can spend money on in which you will grow richer. I realized that every travel experience I have ever had made my mind, body, and soul flourish. This experience would be no different.
Our creation that was just buzzed talk at first has now become a website thanks to Diane and her friend: http://www.droppinme.com. The rules are that I do not find out where I am going until I get to the airport. Please stop by and throw down a vote for me on what country you would like me to go to. Each vote is $1 through PayPal, although, if you don’t have PayPal you can pay through “Venmo” to my friend Diane (you’ll see it at the area where you vote on the site.) The money will go to a charity that I choose in the country in which I will be “dropped.”
The rules are, you can’t send me to a country that I have already been to. For the record, these are the countries that I have visited: Bahamas, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, Virgin Islands. Also, it has to be a country that is safe enough. My friend Diane is monitoring my votes and will give me a heads up on what kind of weather that I can expect in the country that I’ll be dropped in so that I know what kind of clothing to pack.
This will be my one last hurrah this year before I start work again in Oregon in January. I am so excited to be able to have an ultimate adventure of the unknown and to be able to help a good cause while I do it. I am thankful for any and all support. I appreciate all of my followers on here and hope that you are enjoying your unknown adventures in wherever your journey has taken you too. Peace out and stay tuned for my next post which will be a continuation from my Vision Quest Journey.
In my dad’s homeland of Budapest Hungary, 2011.