This is a blog to record all of the crazy stories that will happen throughout the trip from Orlando, FL to Seattle, WA. Here is how it all starts. My best friend is coming back from Germany and so is his girlfriend. She is planning on taking his dog from Orlando to Bozeman, MT. He is planning on taking a bike trip that distance, so it leaves her to drive alone. I will fly down there and ride with her during the trip to keep her company!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Five (count them) Five States!

Todays total brings us to 1453 miles total! Current state count: FL, GA, TN, KY, IL, MO and KS! I'm sitting in a "Junction City" hotel right now typing out this blog ...we decided to move as far as we could ...MO and KS aren't all that interesting ...Tomorrow, I am looking forward to visiting the world's largest ball of string'll only be an hour out of the way, so its a go!

Ok, so here is what happened today... a little bit of a late start because of the massive rain the night before ...also, we decided that we were eating very unhealthy (and I'm trying to diet) so we went to Sams Club (not sure why we picked the king sized store, but its all we could find) ...We bought 36 rolls, 5lbs of lunch meat, 2lbs of Honey Nut Cherrios and 4lbs of Apples ...we're thinking this will last us most of the way ...I'm looking forward to seeing my old stomping ground (Denver) tomorrow!

After we left TN (which is actually a very "hilly" place) we headed through a part of Kentucky ...not worth noting ...Next came Illinois, but once again, not much ...although, I did discover another state that doesn't have a motorcycle helmet law ...The whole focus of the day was to get to St. Louis though ...I really wanted to see the arch we pushed on and eventually made it there ...the arch is HUGE! I didn't realize how tall it was ...since there really isn't much there, the pictures don't give it any perspective ...if you get a chance to go, go see it! I also saw another building that really caught my eye ...the picture of the other building is the old "Power and Light" building.

We spent some time at the monument and had yet again, a turkey sandwitch (this counts 3 so far on the trip...thank you Sams Club!) It was starting to get later than we wanted to, so hopped in the car and headed off to Kansas City...The whole way we were blaring country music and singning ...well, it was mostly my co-driver ;-) And yes, Lara, we did blast some Bon Jovi!

This whole trip has been a great experience ...I've discovered that drivers are horrible on the east coast and west coast alike! Seems like no matter where I go, people like to camp in the left lane and go 5 mph under the speed limit!

The "live cargo" we are carring is doing great ...she hasn't been a pain or left us any presents either ...basically, just sits there until we stop ...jumps out ...does her business and we get back on the road!

Well, I'll have some good stories to tell tomorrow ...the ball of string I'm trying to hunt down is 40' around (12.75' diameter)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coffee and your blog - that is how we are starting our day. Eating healthy on a road trip - you are taking on a great challenge - we hope you have success! Sorry you saw the only part of Illinois not worth noting. When you come back - we will show you 'ILLINOIS'- Your pics were great - Thanks for the update- Sharon & Butch



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