Day 01 – Boston to Philadelphia

Alright, it’s about time I start writing up this journal. It’s mostly outlined. Over the next few months I plan to occasionally add another day to this record, the Europe journal, and possibly even start writing up the 2004 road trip. Photos have yet to be sorted, but they will come as well.

So an excited group of three people set off into the world. Stopping at the gas station to fill up, we set the trip marker to 0. Our first stop was to pick up a tent, though this was something we had done before. The problem was that we just didn’t have the right poles to the tent. So we went back to Building 19, the greatest sorta-thrift store in the world, and fixed the tent mix up. We even arranged the tent in the parking lot just to make sure we got it all right. This was also that fateful place where we picked up some classic elements of the trip. Jerry O’s was a great cheerio cereal knock off with some awesome creepy pictures on the box. They also had this creepy clown coin machine where you’d put in a quarter and get some kind of toy in return and the clown would say something incredibly creepy. Adrienne got a bracelet and a ricky martin necklace, which we had on our rear view mirror for the entire trip, and I got two wrestler finger puppets, which we combined with one other toy to create GORO, the ultimate dashboard fighter.

Finally we headed off at one o’clock south bound on 95. Stopped at a mexican place in Providence, RI. That was alright but nothing special, and continued down. Encountered a huge storm, but we got through it and continued down on through the Jersey Turnpike. I think because I couldn’t reach the CDs I had brought and because we didn’t have a tape deck converter to play our iPods, we resorted to listening to the radio where we found this awesome detective radio show called “Escape” which narrated itself as we drove down to Philadelphia.

Came to our place of residence for the night, Jacob’s house. He’s a friend of Adrienne, and he’s incredibly witty. Chilled around, and another Adrienne (but a guy Adrienne) came over. Jacob made us spaghetti and we watched Venture Brothers.

And that was the end of day one. Well on our way without any problems.


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