I just wanted to take a moment to do two very important things now that our trip has wrapped up. First, above, you’ll see a quick summary of a handful of highlights from our trip in numbers. I thought this might be a fun way to share a small glimpse of what happened on the trip with everyone. Some of it is business-related, some of it fun-related.
And secondly, I want to say thank you. There is a vast community of people who helped make this trip possible and I just want to acknowledge that here. There are our generous and numerous Hatchfund contributors, who helped to provide the essential funding for the camera equipment and the fuel for both our vehicle and ourselves. We quite literally could not have done it without you, so thank you, thank you.
In addition to those who contributed through Hatchfund, we had a number of other supporters who gave money, but also supported us in other ways – giving us gifts for the road, helping to cover lodging costs when we weren’t hosted, and in-kind supporters who provided us with the vehicle we used during the trip. Without that support we would have broken the bank and certainly would not have been as well-rested, well-showered, or well-traveled. So, to those people, I also want to say, thank you, thank you, thank you!
And just as importantly, the people who have worked to build, maintain, and keep alive the spaces that we visited – without all of you, we wouldn’t have had anywhere to go in the first place. Each place we visited and each person we spoke to worked to make this trip possible, and each organization took up their time and energy to participate. I want to say that I sincerely appreciate that time and energy, and I appreciate the work that all of you are doing to maintain these spaces. It was a pleasure to meet all of you, and a great opportunity to learn and listen when visiting with you. So, again, thank you!!!
And lastly for the thanks, a special note to all the friends, family, and followers who have been offering their moral support and encouragement throughout the process – that love and support means the world to me and to the project!
As for the project, from here the process will shift gears a bit (ba-dum-ching) as transcripts of all the interviews we’ve shot to date are compiled and editing begins. We’ll send a handful of updates in the months ahead, but in the meantime, thank you again. You can stay in touch with us on the web and on Facebook.
You can also look through our Instagram photos here, in case you didn’t see them before.
And here’s a complete map of our journey.
Sending love and thanks,