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Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The great roadtrip of 2012: day one.

First of all, yes, I'm posting real-time about a road trip.  Secondly, don't even thing about trying anything fishy.  I have all of the necessary safety measures in place to ensure that my property and most prized possessions remain safe.  Ahem.  Now, the good stuff.

The Greatest Roadtrip of All Time, Ever, of 2012, Ever has begun.

Departure:  Columbia, MD

Eventual Destination:  Seattle, WA

Let the fun begin!  Day 1 took me from Columbia, MD to Philly, PA via Amtrak.  From there, my travel companion, K, picked me up and we headed west to the great state of Ohio.
Unfortunately, I had booked our hotel in the business district of Cleveland, so the city looked kinda like a movie set.  During break.  But, ah well.  We found exactly 2 restaurants that were open, and managed to consume a 1 1/2 star meal.  Hoozah!  Hoping for better food tomorrow.

There is an interesting charity event going on in Cleveland called Guitar Mania.  Apparently from now through the summer there are 10 foot Fender guitars displayed all around the city.  They are super cool and fun to fake-play. 
I only managed to snap one crappy cell phone photo and this other decent photo before the sunset.
Perhaps we'll hunt down more tomorrow before we dash off to Chi-town!




  1. Emily, I'm so glad you're posting about your trip! I hope you have a safe drive, a super time with your friend, and that you find lots of cool things along the way! Since we're driving to Colorado next month, we might be able to visit some of the super cool destinations that you find along your way!

  2. I didn't realize the guitars were a temporary fixture...? The photos I sent you of the ones we saw were from back in the spring of 2005 -- I'm guessing this is some kind of recurring thing.