Southbound on Route 95Well, all good things must come to an end, and this is one of those good things.
Mrs. Boston Crazy Driving and I are moving to North Carolina Friday, where I will also change my career to teaching.
We've been investigating a move down to the Raleigh area for about a year and while down there earlier this month to do some house scouting, a job opportunity came up at the school my friends' kids attend. Everything clicked and now we're off.
The reasons are many and are similar to all the others who have moved out of state in recent years. We (my wife and I) are tired of the high cost of living that continues to increase beyond the pace of our wage increases. Although we are both hardy New Englanders, having grown up together in the same town south of Boston, we are also tired of the winters.
I would also be remiss if I didn't mention a few things about driving in this post. We are tired of rude drivers; of rutted roads; $15 billion killer tunnels; the fact that it will cost us $3,600 to insure two cars in Boston this year; and, yes, the traffic.
I'm sure we won't find relief in NC from all that plagues us here, but it's a pretty safe bet we will be relieved from ones we are frustrated by the most.
Before signing off, I would like to thank everyone who has visited over the past year and a half. It has been fun sharing my experiences with the world via this blog. I hope to post here occasionally over the next few months as our move will be dragged out that long anyway, but (with the exception of a few backlogged posts I've had in mind but no time to write) I won't be posting here very regularly.
Cheers, and happy motoring! |