No bonfire. No dinner. It was already past 9 pm, almost 10 pm when we decided this was enough. We were going to find a motel: there was no point in tired, hungry drivers attempting the serpentine road ahead. We pulled up to a Motel 8. Janos lost nose-goes and had to go check the … More West Coastin’ II
The morning after San Francisco was gray and miserable. Unfortunately, San Fran would be our last day of sunshine on the coast. The night before we had gone to a bar in Berkeley- there was another friend hosting a poker night there that I wanted to see. Everyone went with me, but it just … More West Coastin’ I
Before I left in early June for this summer’s meandering trip across the United States, I visited my local theatre 3 times. At $4.25 per matinee viewing, it was easy to walk over and relax. There was also less pressure during the day with a smaller audience: I saw Mad Max completely alone and uninhibited. … More Hometown Theatres, Homesickness, and the Definition of Home
Since coming home I’ve had a hell of a time getting any sleep, to the point of my mom telling me I needed to take an Ambien last night for my own sake. It’s probably my fault: I think I may have prompted the cycle by driving from Bozeman, MT to Morton, IL within a … More Energy Drinks I Consumed While Traveling (So You Don’t Have To)
39 days, or 5.5 weeks 100+ hours of driving ~6000 miles 50% of my Facebook friends Too little sleep Too much caffeine Enough drinks to have said things I shouldn’t (Not enough drinks to have said things I should) Thousands of photos I’m trading it all, gratefully, for my own bed.
For a moment I was flying at 90 mph, completely overcaffienated with Mountains looming behind me, Canyons in from of me, Painted hills and blue skies to my left, Plains with yellow wildflowers and storm clouds on my right, and I was uplifted as if I had more love for the world than I could … More The Most Beautiful State of Mind
I’ve started the 30 hour drive back home from Seattle and drove ~10 hours to get to Bozeman, MT. So far, I-90 heading east from Seattle is the most beautiful interstate I’ve taken. I’ve learned that keeping my camera on ISO 1600 with everything on auto is the best way to take photos while driving. … More The County Fair