Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why do I have all this stuff again?

We Made It!!!

After 5 days, 11 states, and 3,182 miles Spencer and I made it to Ithaca!

I would love to have a nice commemorative picture of this, but Spencer missed 4 successive "Welcome to Ithaca!" signs... Ah well.

If you'd like to see all the pictures from the road trip, just follow the link on the right (under the giant CDM logo).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Road Quote #10

Attendant at Oklahoma Turnpike toll booth upon giving me change for a ten dollar bill: "One and five make TEE-en."

Who knew there were that many vowels in "ten"...

Road Quote #9

C: We're *walking* from Walmart to McDonald's; that's so un-American.

S: Well, take out the walking part and it's quinticentially American.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Road Quote #5

Flash... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, BOOM
"Hey, the storm's only six miles away."
Flash... 1, 2, BOOM
"Wow, that really got closer."

Road Quote #4

Awesome gimic-y name: The Hole Enchilada. Exit on Meteor Crater Rd.

Road Quote #3

Wisdom picked up while camping at the Grand Canyon: car outlets cannot power a microwave. (We hereby pay tribute to those valiant taquitos who were packed in vain)

Road Quote #2

Walnut Creek... what a misnomer; there are neither walnuts nor creeks.

Road Quote #1

Driving in the middle of nowhere is better than sitting in the middle if nowhere.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Plan: Get your kicks, and then some...

After some seriously last-minute/late-night planning, Spencer and I have finally hashed out a plan. It is essentially a variation on Route 66. We will camp for a day at the Grand Canyon (to which neither of us has ever been), we will then spend a night at my uncle's house in Santa Fe, drive the next two days to Chicago, stopping in St. Louis, stay overnight in Toledo, and then get back on the road one last time to arrive in Ithaca after 6 days and 3,063 miles.

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The Trusty Steed...

Monday, August 2, 2010