Thursday, April 7, 2011

Road Trip

Drove to Washington from Montana today. Here is a recap of my trip.

1st hour:

On the MP3 player: Cars Greatest Hits

On the road... only not like the book... which I half read in college because I was bored by it.

  • Got stuck behind a slow-assed truck for many miles because I was on a two lane road and I am terrified of passing.
  • Also terrified of rocks hitting my windshield, I have found.
  • Thoroughly picked my nose.


2nd hour:

On the MP3 player: Cars Greatest Hits- For crap's sake, how long is this album!?

I think there is a bunny staring at me from the rock formations on that hill.

  • Begin having mini panic attacks because I suddenly become incredibly aware of my body.  
  • Wonder if combination of the Imodium, headache medicine, and gas-x I took before leaving was somehow having hallucinogenic effects.
  • 1st rest stop... toilets are made of metal.
  • Washed hands thoroughly.
  • OMG WIENERMOBILE!

Metal Toilet... very airplane like.



3rd hour:

On the MP3 player: Cyndi Lauper (She's So Unusual and True Colors Albums)

Random snowy pass, where construction soon intervened.


  • The hour of construction... it just went on and on and on.
  • Began contemplating how incredibly strange driving is... just sitting in a box that is moving me along in space based on where I move my hands and feet.
  • Got gas in Missoula, MT.


4th hour:

On the MP3 player: Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

Trout, up the wazoo!

  • Second rest stop.
  • Visited the Trout Museum.
  • Drop my camera on the bathroom floor, hence breaking the display and making me sad.
  • Try to get picture of the Idaho sign but fail, because the display of my camera is now broken and I cannot see where the camera is pointing. 
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5th hour:

On the MP3 player: Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, F-Boys (80's punk band my sister's bf was in), and Gnarls Barkley


  • Make it through the rest of the mountain passes, in snow, Gojira attacked but unfortunately, the camera was broken so I couldn't capture it.
  • Fail again to capture Washington sign because of broken camera. 
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28 comments:

  1. I got really confused about the gas in Missoula. I thought you medicated for that. I doubt I'll be able to sleep tonight. Thank you. Really.

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  2. too pity you broke the camera..:(

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  3. Nooooo! No broken camera!!!!! Glad you made it safely!

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  4. yah washington! if you're around seattle and need recommendations, drop me a line :) i've totally done the drive from here to missoula, though it was for maggot fest (rugby tournament), so i was drunk ;) not so bad then.

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  5. Hey, I'm in Washington too!

    I just discovered your blarg by randomly clicking on someone else's profile and seeing yours in their watched list. I think I clicked the link because of the cheese.

    I read every post and enjoyed it.

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  6. Oh my if my camera broke I would start bawling my eyes out. D: Well, that sounds like a very interesting trip. Lots of things to see. xD

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  7. wow,great! i said the the picture and the mountain which is like my hometown. those day to buy Indiana jones 1-4 dvd online is cheaper at http://www.dvdboxroom.com/products/1229-Indiana-Jones-Seasons-1-4-DVD-Boxset.html.Bless you

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  8. I try not eat or drink on our way from san antonio to california because I hate using the restrooms...

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  9. JR, excellent use of bullets, it made me feel safe on the journey. Number one: The Cars Greatest Hits is as long as it needs to be because it's sublime, and; B: In the first video, it sounds like big band music... What was happening in that car??? Always a pleasure, BDV.

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  10. I laughed out loud at this bit: "Began contemplating how incredibly strange driving is... just sitting in a box that is moving me along in space based on where I move my hands and feet."

    Your sense of humor is so perfect.

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  11. This post totally made me homesick for Idaho! Totally blows that your camera broke!
    Love your blog.

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  12. Sad you broke your camera, next time get a strap please.

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  13. so sad you broke your camera... great blog though!

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  14. just so you know, you have a really cute voice (but not in the creepy coming-on-to-you way)...

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  15. oh, bummer about the camera!! :( but at least you had dr horrible to keep you company!! omh, that is awesome! i love roadtrips & road trip stories. : )

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  16. cool blarg
    great read
    made me smile
    good deed
    ...

    ***

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  17. Oh, so sad. You broked your camera and you missed those event :(
    Anyway, great photo. Specially that Fish. Lol.

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  18. I like this post.. Sorry about the camera. :(

    http://guolishatku.blogspot.com

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  19. Imagine traveling around the world with your family...

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  20. I had to look up Gojira - once I did, I was simultaneously horrified and relieved that you survived.

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  21. Sorry about the camera. It sounds like a trip I don't want to take anytime soon. :-(

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  22. ahaha funny detailing! Love your humour! :D ANd what a bummer you didn't capture Gojira!! I am still trying to convince people it exists. Thank you!!

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  23. Wish you got a picture of Gojira! Good thing you were left unmolested....

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  24. Oh yeah, and nice soundtrack of the Violent Femmes on the 2nd video lol.

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  25. I've made bits of that drive many times. Isn't it just beautiful country?

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  26. ...I am hereby declaring that trout morbidly obese...

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  27. Gojira! That is too good. Thank you for another clever and funny post. It's great fun.

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