This summer, now that my son Zachary is 14, it is time for him to learn the website business. I have lots of father/son topics to teach him. In doing so I am combining a vacation with work training. As you know, I have started a podcast with a long-term focus on attorney interviews. Taking all of these elements into consideration, I am taking Zachary on a 16-day trip up and down the east coast to both learn from me the art of website development, and accompany me in interview 6-7 attorneys from different states.
I want these 16 days to be filled with non-stop learning moments. So for my 14-year-old son Zachary, he has to raise money (borrow the money) for the trip, plan the trip, aid in helping to build websites to fund the trip (and pay back any money borrowed) and assist in attorney interviews for the podcast. In addition to the podcast, we will be daily blogging and vlogging on YouTube our adventures. There are dozens of different ways you can help and support.
Not spending more than $200 a day and with only our laptops and backpacks we plan to travel to New York City and back via Greyhound buses, Amtrak Trains and Uber cars. Click here for our test run of this trip. Below is our actual agenda.
SUN 07|01|18 – Greyhound 08:25am Depart Dallas,TX 06:25pm Arrive Baton Rouge,LA
** We need a place to stay in Baton Rouge
MON 07|02|18 – Greyhound 06:50pm Depart Baton Rouge,LA 08:35pm Arrive New Orleans,LA
** We need a place to stay in New Orleans
WED 07|04|18 – Greyhound 10:30am Depart New Orleans,LA 10:55pm Arrive Atlanta,GA
** We need a place to stay in Atlanta
FRI 07|06|18 – Greyhound 08:00am Depart Atlanta,GA 07:40pm Arrive Raleigh,NC
** Staying with Rachel & Jeff Jones, thanks for your hospitality!
MON 07|09|18 – Amtrak 08:45am Depart Raleigh,NC 06:50pm Arrive New York City,NY
** Staying with George Aguirre on Long Island, thanks for your hospitality!
THU 07|12|18 – Greyhound 08:10am Depart Newark,NJ 10:30pm Arrive Columbus,OH
** We need a place to stay in Columbus
FRI 07|13|18 – Greyhound 07:55am Depart Columbus,OH 05:15pm Arrive Chicago,IL
** We need a place to stay in Chicago
SAT 07|14|18 – Amtrak 05:15pm Depart Chicago,IL 10:45pm Arrive St. Louis,MO
** We need a place to stay in St. Louis
SUN 07|15|18 – Greyhound 08:45am Depart St. Louis,MO 05:40pm Arrive Little Rock,AR
** We need a place to stay in Little Rock
MON 07|16|18 – Greyhound 07:40am Depart Little Rock,AR 01:10pm Arrive Dallas,TX
I personally am not a big fan of charity fundraising or you giving money for this cause. We will create a donate button, but we would rather borrow and payback with interest. Below is a pure donate button as well as five simple loans we would like to pay back within the trip and the 30 days that follow. NOTE: Although I am doing this to teach Zachary the lesson of borrowing and paying back money, I Fred Campos, owner of DFW Website Designers, will also underwrite the risk so that the money if not produced by my son or the trip will be paid back by August 16, 2018.
(5) $400 45 Day Loans for Elements of the Trip
There are certain physical elements that need to be bought or provided to pull off a 16-day working around the country trip. We plan to pay these $400 loans back with $100 interest as well as promote these businesses in our daily vlog and adventures. (Loans to be paid back by August 16, 2018.)
(6) $400 Attorney Podcast Interviews
Six lucky attorneys from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Atlanta, Raleigh, New York City, and Chicago can paid to be interviewed on the Daddy Got Custody podcast. We will be travel through these cities and will bring all the equipment necessary to be a part of this growing podcast.