Thursday, August 20, 2009

In trying to create posts about the goings on of the trip i thought it would be helpful to start with a list of all the places we saw. This will probably help me stay motivated and not give up due to being overwhelmed. Well probably...whatever, here goes...

Cape May, NJ
Baltimore, Md
Smoky Mountains, TN
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
Austin, TX
El Paso, TX
Santa Fe, NM
Flagstaff, AZ
Grand Canyon
Canyon De Chelly
Monument Valley
Dana Point, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Big Sur
Point Lobos
Oakland, CA
San Francisco, CA
Muir Woods
Eel River
Clam Beach
Redwoods National Forest
Eugene, OR
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA

followed by 4 days of 10-13 hour drives to get the eff home which included sleeping in...

Butte, Montana
Sioux Falls, SD
Elkhart, IN
and then finally arriving on August 14 in Chesterfield, NJ to sleep in a real (clean) bed at my moms house before heading back to Cape May, NJ.
Super weird arriving back at the place it all started in.

Really only one word to describe everything i've seen and experienced during a month and a half of seeing America...Epic.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm back.

So i was a big fat liar when i said i would update this thing throughout the summer to keep you all posted on the goings on of the journey. Now here i am sitting back on the east coast without a single blog update. The new plan is to periodically whenever i feel inspired, try and recreate the trip from memory. I am kind of excited about this new plan because it's a great way for me to relive the amazing experience of a summer in America.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Picture Blog

Yeah well i don't have a camera with me, so if you want to see what we are up to you can check out Nic's Ameriblog....and one of these days i'll explain the last few days or so of adventures.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

And go...

So i'm already behind on this America trip blog thing...being that it started Wednesday. Whatever, i'm way too busy being on vacation...

So...Day one down at the beach in Cape May. We stay here till Monday so hopefully i'll be able to get rid of this pasty skin i'm walking around with. Had an awesome breakfast at McGlade's. Omelette with lump crab, asparagus, goat cheese, and tomatoes...delicious.

Didn't make it to the beach on Wednesday due to the weather playing games. It rained so hard they closed the beach while we were eating breakfast. By the time the weather got nice enough to go to the beach, we were knee deep in some couch sitting/movie watching. Made a nice dinner since it's probably one of the last times we will be able to cook all summer. Veggie sandwiches with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, tomato, red pepper, and red onion. Layer the veggies on a toasted everything bagel with melted mozzarella cheese and some hummus. Fantastic.

Day two...beautiful day for the beach. Had a light breakfast before heading out. Time to get some color on this body of mine. The water was the perfect temperature. Spent a few hours in and out of the ocean before leaving due to hunger. Got some more fun gadgets for our trip before heading back to the house. Made repeat dinner with leftovers before heading out to see some fireworks. The house is a half block from the bay which is where the fireworks are shot off from. We got to see the tail end of the sunset before the fireworks. I might remember to take some pictures one of these days. Or i might leave that to Nic and steal them from him...either way, the journey will be documented.

Day three...another beautiful day in Cape May. Nic's family got down today, i got to meet his sister Jenn and her husband Alex. We spent the morning talking and drinking tons of coffee. We got ready for the beach and headed down. A few hours, some awful food, a lost beach tag, and some sunburn resulted in our beach departure. Shrimp tacos for dinner with sangria. Headed out for a few drinks at the local bar Harpoon Henry's.

Great start to an epic adventure.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Well Philadelphia, it seems i will be leaving you for quite a while this summer...
The plans are made...
Nine days and counting...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yeah so..

I guess i'm one of those bloggers that get all excited and filled with words and blog like crazy, then stop completely for no reason other than laziness. Well thats the way things go i guess. I will probably, more than likely have tons to blog about this summer on my epic journey across America. So rather then deleting this wonderous blog, i'll keep you all waiting in anticipation for my next super-awesome post.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

That guy

If you follow me on twitter, then you will know who i'm talking about.

This was the gentleman who tried to impress me with his running moves, followed by his extreme stretching capabilities. Work it dude, work it..