From DC –Americas Capital to ALBANY- The All American City

15 08 2010

It’s true – 2 time national champions of the all American city.

 

Rotation 1 is done, and it is time to move on to number 2. DC was awesome, though. It was such a great experience. I actually learned quite a bit. I lived through the most ridiculous thunderstorm I have ever been in, a power outage the affected most of the metro, and the ungodly driving of the area. I was able to see George Thorogood,  National Monuments, Museums, saw the fantastic night life, the White House, the National Independance day celebration, and ate at some great places. I met with friends I haven’t seen in years, some I had seen recently, and made many new friends. I saw family from across the country, family from around the world, and family from next door. In 6 weeks, I drove through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, DC, New Jersey, and Delaware, and visited Florida and Michigan.

 

Life was Busy

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Ironic because I was stopped for 10 min looking at this sign

 

100_3302 100_3307 100_3326 Every time I take a picture of a Pennsylvania sign it doesn’t focus. I don’t know why.

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Philly

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Wilmington

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GW Bridge

 

I got into Albany yesterday. I was making awesome time until I hit NYC. I’ve taken the route before and have never had a problem but this time there was a 1.5 hour wait to get over the George Washington Bridge. Errr. When I got in, I met up with Sad, Ky, and John and we had our “Man-date”.. That’s right. I had an Elk burger at Fuddruckers. In case you are wondering, it tastes just like beef. Then we went to see the Expendables, and yes, you should go see it.

 

That brings me to now. I would like to play off Albany with a few tributes.

 

They Might Be Giants Tributes to Albany’s Egg

 

The best ever – Let’s Have a Party Albany

My favorite part is at the end, when they said you could buy the Record at any Burger King for 2 dollars

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D.C. Sleeps Alone Tonight

19 07 2010

I am a visitor here.

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Keith (my brother) and I decided to head into the city last weekend, just like when we were younger. There is something so liberating about being back there. It brings back so many memories.It is a sense of nostalgia and a taste of freedom.

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Journey (to the center of the sun)

10 07 2010

I am in a routine.

By 6:30 AM every morning the sun bursts through my window and lands squarely on my face. I toss; I turn, hoping to squeeze another hour of sleep from the day. At 7:30 my phone, buzzes and ‘Mu Empire’ plays a brutal and awakening call. I pull the two bright pink ear plugs out of my head, sit up, and sigh. This is what its like being a working man.

(At this point, you can crack a joke. Yes, I know its only been 4 days.)

Take a shower. Get dressed. Say hello to my dad and the dog.

 

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Hot, Hot, Heat

5 07 2010

Just a little screen shot from my phone of how hot it has been, and how hot it will continue to be. 100’s every day.

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Riding in cars with… Boys night… Out from Under

5 07 2010

Now that I have been here for a few days, I think it’s time to reflect on a few things.

 

Riding in Cars with Boys (Keith)

1) When planning for Washington, D.C. I should have given myself a day to pack. Doing it the night before and the day of is stressful and puts you 2 hours behind.

2) No trip down 390 is complete without stopping by the Buckhorn at the TA gas station in Dansville.

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