I just got back from my first solo overnight trip. As you know, I had a craft fair in Stratford, which is about two hours away from house. And since it was for both days, I didn’t want to keep driving back and forth. There were a few hiccups, but overall it went really well.
The first minor issue was the hotel confirmation, which I figured out.
The second one, was my car notified me that two of my tires were low about halfway through. So I had to stop just before sunrise and fill them. No big deal.
The third was I forgot to pack a fork for my dinner. But my hotel was right next to Walmart so that wasn’t an issue either.
The fourth inconvenience was it snowed on and off all day so the roads were a little slippery, but it’s winter in Wisconsin, so it’s to be expected.
The final non-issue was that Google maps took me down the county roads instead of the highway to save me two minutes. I questioned it because it seemed weird, but it worked out in the end and I saw some lovely scenes that I wish I had had time to photograph. I guess that was Google’s way of telling me that I have to come back sooner rather than later.
I did really well at this craft fair. I’m going to be busy these next two weeks rebuilding my inventory for the next craft fair I have. Which is a good problem to have and I’m not complaining.
It was also surprisingly easy to navigate around. I am directionally challenged, and, while I didn’t drive around too much, I didn’t get really lost.
Last night, I got all of the bookmarks laminated and ready to cut. I wish I had had time to make more greeting cards, but it was getting late so I decided not to.
That was how my first solo trip went. It wasn’t terrible, but I would much rather have someone to keep me company in the car. Do you like to travel alone? Let me know your experiences in the comments below.