And We're Off!|
July 5 -
After three years of yellow cabs, Starbucks and "HayaDoin," we're heading back up to the Great Green North to pickup trucks, Robin's Donuts and "Oh ya, eh?". But not to stay! Oh no, friends, New York has not beaten us back to our homeland to cower in our igloo. Consider New York to be merely a three year rest area on the highway of life (and you know what therapists have to say about rest areas.)
So here it is... Today the United States, tomorow, THE WORLD! Our goals are simple: keep in touch with friends and family, document our travels for ourselves and others, and provide a "last known location" in the event that we mysteriously get sucked into some bizarre vortex (like Arkansas).
World Domination: Phase 1
Ah, wireless. There's no better way to ruin a day in the park.
In about 6 weeks, we'll be entering the United States from the northeastest point we can: Maine. From there, we plan on visiting every tourist trap, every backwater town, and every local swimmin' hole there is to see in the continental 48 states. Even (yeech) Dollywood.
We'll be updating this page every so often in the next few weeks while we're in Canada, but the day we hit Maine, you'll be getting the Page-A-Day Play-By-PlayTM It's from this site that you'll be able to see our current location (give or take a day), our future destinations and what's going on in our lives that we feel is either important enough or inconsequential enough to put on this site. Lovers of useless geographical trivia, welcome to your new home page.
First Day on the Road
Paved with good intentions.
We woke up at around seven o'clock after talking with Joey and Susan in Apt. 17 until 2am... let's just say one of us was a ball of energy in the morning and the other was not. But after a couple of hours on the road, we balanced out and were blasting our music (Kev's Car Mix: plenty of Tom Cochrane, Billy Ocean and Huey Lewis and the News) all the way to the Canadian border. It was nice to deal with friendly immigration officers for a change. We think they were happy to see us coming back.
After a few days here with May and Danny (Aimee's big bro), we'll be heading up to the motherland. And unlike Kevin's brother's last visit, our arrival will not be punctuated by, "FINALLY, THE ROCK HAS RETURNED TO THUNDER BAY!" We'll probably just use the phone to let you know we made it safely.
10 Friends and a Bitchy Waitress
Uncle Gary's Fawaffle House
Jason, Jeff and Karen
Best BBQ in NYC
Avg. July Weather, NYC:
Hot and Soupy
Avg. July Weather, TBay:
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|Quirks: ||- Squeaky RF Brake|
- Missing fancy strip on driver door
- Starts to shake over 120km/h (but responds well to "C'mon Jeep!")
- Monkeys ate rear wiper
Coffee & Omwich
*and 9/10 of a cent