Vegan and a Volvo

Captain’s Log: Journey Complete.
September 17, 2009, 12:48 pm
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So, as most of you may know we have finally reached California. We have been here since Tuesday night. Which means that we left D.C. on the 9th and got here in 6 days. It was an epic road trip to say the least. My legs are still numb and my brain still can’t fully comprehend this dream that is now realized. Every time I have driven my car out I have stared up and the San Bernardino mountains and thought this was all a crazy dream. But it’s not. It’s real.

Yesterday was one of those days that you wish you could just hit rewind on over and over again. We started out going to one of Chris’ favorite skate stores, which happens to be right down the street from my apt. Then, the most amazing thing happened: I realized that across the parking lot from the skate store there was a Coffee Bean cafe! ( For those of you who don’t know its an amazing west coast coffee chain). We took the highway after that amazingness and headed to Venice Beach. To my surprise it only took us about 40 minutes to get there. This entire trip Chris has been chomping at the bit to finally get out on his board. He did yesterday:

I could honestly watch skateboarders all day long and it seems that I did almost. We met one guy who told us all about his experiences at the Burning Man festival just last week ( burning man is an artist colony desert rave that happens every year in Nevada). It felt like one of those eternal summer days that never ended. La Cobana was our next stop, famously noted for some of Venice’s best mexican food and margaritas (even though we had mojitos).

We did run into the ever so famous L.A. traffic for a good long while but then we made it to IKEA and I ordered furniture for my room and now I type this from my empty living room awaiting their call.

Erin should get here by tomorrow night. I was hoping that they would run into Chris here but maybe another time. Who know though since they have been flying across this country like bandits. They left 4 days ago from New York and already they were in Denver last night. They better have some crazy stories.

I will leave you with some more photos and a cool video we shot on my digital camera:






Prison Rodeos, Cash Magic Records, etc…
September 12, 2009, 11:55 pm
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So, we have just realized that we have been terrible bloggers because this is the first that you are hearing from us on the road. Just to clarify no we are not dead, we are just on the most amazing trip of our lives thus far. We are writing from a Days Inn just outside of Austin, TX. And yes, everything is bigger here. We spent the last two days in Houma, LA visting one of Chris’ friends and we both realized that Louisiana just might be a sleeper state that has more than meets the eye. Namely prison rodeos ( yes where every year the state penitentiary holds rodeo matches and this is publicly accepted). oh, Ps. there is a drive thru daiquiri place in Louisiana. Paradise. I think so.

We stopped at a casino/gas station/rest stop earlier called “Cash Magic” and now Chris is turning this name into a record label called Cash Magic Records (and we will only sign girl fronted indie bands )with quite an extensive marketing plan. More on that later when we aren’t so tired.

here are the only interesting photos we have so far.. (yeah, i know we will get better at it)


“want a boat?” Mississippi


Mississippi Sunset


and I will leave you with the road at night…

bye all!

out of your head, onto the road
September 7, 2009, 11:37 pm
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Listening to yourself. Making it happen. Putting yourself in position to catch a wave that will inevitably pass you by if you hesitate too long and don’t start paddling. Life is fickle and fleeting like that. People fear never reaching their goals, aspirations, and the things they secretly dream about. Starting that band, planning that trip, going back to school, finding a job that they love, and whatever else consumes the mind that isn’t fully-engaged or self-fulfilled…But they also fear breaking routine, taking the risk, and going for it. If this sounds potentially autobiographical at all, I’ll readily admit that it sort of is. Maybe it’s true for you too.

That’s why I’m proud of LB. She’s doing something that most wouldn’t and moving across the country (about 3,500 or so miles) to follow her dream. Gnarly. And inspiring. As the last of her things get vacuum sealed (thanks 4AM infomercials/insomnia), and the maps get organized, it’s starting to set in that this roadtrip is just the beginning of the adventure.

First stop, Nashville! Playlists are being made as I type…We’re gonna rock this.

Road Trip Essential…
September 4, 2009, 1:33 pm
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So, I went a little crazy in the dollar store the other day and I bought three cans of silly string…Let the fight begin…


September 2, 2009, 9:12 pm
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So, I know the blog has been lacking lately but we are closer and closer to kick off! Chris gets here to DC on Sunday and then we are headed out..

Now only to pack..

First stop nashville


source: google images

Stop on the tour…
August 23, 2009, 10:16 pm
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So, I’m getting more excited each day that we are going to Roswell. (only 2 weeks till kickoff) Today Chris asked if we were going to get abducted by aliens.

I hope so.


who wants to start a countdown with me? We are down to 16 days. I haven’t even begun to pack! Ahh!!

Book List
August 11, 2009, 9:58 pm
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So I’ve been thinking of getting these books from Amazon:

Are there any good books on road tripping?