Chapter VI: I arrived in Nashville defeated. I had crawled through San Francisco and Chicago amidst the worst of the Great Recession and come out the other side, officially in the latter half of 10 Cities/10 Years; I was drained, bitter, and ready to give up.
Chapter I: Loss is a fundamental part of traveling; people rarely tell you that.
Prologue: I was dating a girl named Destiny.
Come with me on a journey into the ancient past: 2005.
I left Nashville early and headed towards North Carolina. Charlotte was my first city. I had no clear reason to pick Charlotte as the first city of the 10 Cities Project, and that's because when I started doing this, there was no project.
I got out of Nashville for a few days and went to a cabin in the woods with a lovely lady. I know what you're thinking. The perfect set-up for a horror movie, and yet, nary a chainsaw wielding hillbilly. I feel like Hollywood has lied to me. Some photos: