twowheel...if you had looked at that site, and seen that "begging" goal was for $500 you would have quickly realized that that is not enough money to go on a 2000 mile motorcycle trip.
But since you were so quick to judge, lets look at what did happen:
- My friends and family DID help us raise some funds to HELP us go
- We camped the entire time
- ate meals that we cooked on our stove instead of going out to eat
- we only went to parks and the only attraction that cost money was antelope canyon
- we saved up for the trip and had enough money to go, regardless of the help we recieved from our community.
and just to drive the nail in, no one begged...you were not cornered in an ally by a homeless person and guilt ridden into giving us money. Only one person from this forum gave money, and this forum was the ONLY place we heard negative things about our idea.
These thoughts are just my opinion, so ignore them if you will... but I think... If you are that against a man supporting his wife while paying for tuition that costs $35k per year, plus rent and bills and still needing a little help.... you might want to come down of your socio-economic high horse and realize that not only am I a hard worker and a "good ol boy" from the south, but that I care a lot about making everything for myself and not having to ask for money, which is why I clearly stated that.
why don't you take some time to reflect and ask yourself if you ever had to put someone else through school while you were 27? Back then was tuition almost 40k per year? Could you have done it? and if so, good for you.
I would like to end this rant to personally invite you to philadelphia, where I can cook you a meal. Maybe teach you to weld, or some carpentry skills. I can install something on your motorcycle. I'd like to show you around the city. Maybe after that, you will see that not everyone that needs money is pathetic, sometimes they are hard working people that just need some help.
and yes, come may of this year twowheel... you can feel free to come to me and ask me for help with whatever adventure you plan out, I will make sure not to criticize you but instead to help you