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Day 3 – Grand Junction

– woke up
– drove
We wake up and leave around nine. Get gas and prepare for exciting adventure driving through the world-renowned, glorious scenery that composes Utah/Colorado.

– drove past desert
– drove past nothing
I firmly believe that Utah was once hit by many, many nuclear warheads. Rarely have I encountered such a desolate wasteland. Think Mad Max was bad? This is worse. At least in Mad Max, they were driving a muscle car.

– drove past zero
Our trip odometer resets to zero after passing 999.99 miles. We win a prize!

– drove past an unchanging scenery for quite a while
… Continue desert wasteland rant.

– passed cars
Incredibly, there are actually other humans out here! Of course, they must also be just passing through as quickly as possible. I noticed a pickup (the most common form of transportation in the middle United States) pulling a Dodge Charger race car. To where, I have no idea. Also, several people were riding choppers, but we did not always hear the requisite Harley-Davidson “potato-potato-potato” exhaust sound. Strange things happen out here.

– Green River, UT the car lurches
– stop on the side
Oh shit! Our intrepid adventurers experience mechanical difficulty as the car lurches and the engine revs drop to zero! They pull over to the side of the road and wait for a few minutes, and are then able to crawl along for a short period at speeds hardly worthy of a Honda.

– rabbits, stones, and pissing
We stop in Green River, Utah and wait for the engine to take a break or something while we hang out. Ben runs around and notices a) a jackrabbit, which he unfortunately cannot catch for food or skinning, and b) a big pile of rocks that are awesome for skipping! How they ended up in the middle of the Utah desert we have no clue, but we don’t care! Ben also takes a piss.

– did it again
– and again
“Fuckery!” -Me. Our car dicks us over again. And again.

– Grand Junction
– Found Auto Zone
We finally reach Grand Junction and try to figure out what’s wrong with the car. We stop at an Auto Zone, where a cool guy looks at the car and gives us a few ideas about what might be wrong. He recommends a mechanic in town and gives us directions.

– went to dealership, closed
– went to auto-repair, closed’
The bleeding Christians in this country conspire against us and close all their businesses for Sunday. Various insults for the dim-witted inhabitants of Colorado are bandied about.

– decided to chance it
Hey, we’re young and stupid! And you wouldn’t want to stay in a place like Grand Junction either!

– over the rockies
– died 7 more times going up inclines
It appears that God didn’t want us to go on this trip. Our car dies seven more times going up the Rocky Mountains. Lovely.

– praying, shouting, yelling
We invoke many deities in our attempts to keep the car running. Also, many cockbites get in our way, forcing us to slow down and lose our hard-earned speeds of 50 miles per hour! The filthy bastards!

– down through the tunnel and didn’t happen again
We hit a downhill grade once we reached a tunnel and didn’t have to stop again. However, we remained very, very cautious. Once we reached Denver, we had to go through a complicated detour to find the semi-suburbia that Paula and Harvey’s house is located in.

– made it to Paula and Harvey’s house
Thank bloody Christ. The house is shaweet.

– went out again to Outback
Car doesn’t fuck us over, but we have to take yet another confusing detour to find the Outback Steakhouse where PK works. Ben tries to remember PK’s last name.

– PK!!
We meet PK!! She’s a cutie! Ben is shocked at how short she is.

– dinner
We discuss women and our confused love lives over prime ribs and salad. This place makes some damn fine red meat. PK goes outside for a while for a smoke, then rejoins us.
Ben’s Note: Damn it was so nice to see PK. Over the past year or two, we’ve talked and gotten close. She almost feels like a sister when I talk to her online. But meeting her was really strange. It’s like, I know her personality, and things about her life and stuff, but I don’t know her looks, and I haven’t been familiarized with all the physical features she has. I knew she was beautiful from the pictures I’ve seen, but wasn’t sure if she was going to be as so in real life. Well, she is :D. It was a lovely time with her, and I love her so much.

– to PK’s house
– Drawings, etc
We follow PK to her house. She has a cat and dog. She also shows us the art she’s made, which is AWESOME. She has mad talent. She also has a cool Megatokyo blanket in her room. We say goodbye and return to Paula and Harvey’s house.

– back to the house
– played pool
Settle in, play pool, make use of internet connection, la di da di da.

Ben’s Note: I played pool until 1 or something. As I was getting into bed, Sean startles and asks me “Hey, do you have 7 dollars and 11 cents?” and I’m like “Why?” “For the political/government poster.” ::mumble mumble falls back to sleep:: And I just laughed as I too went to bed.

Day 4 – Denver

– Walked in the small suburb city
Got up in the morning and walked around a small suburb in the middle of Boston next to Paula and Harvey’s place. We witnessed MANY, MANY Starbucks. But got some food at this other coffee place.

When we came back, the door was locked. We tried to go around to the garage but that was closed too. We didn’t really know how to get in and my phone wasn’t working too well. I doodled a small chalk drawing on the garage patio.

– Drove around trying to find T-place
Since we had our keys, we decided to head out and find this car repair shop. We guessed that the car had actually just overheated and was having problems with the Utah desert environment, but we wanted to get it checked out so it wouldn’t break down on us anymore. But we didn’t really know where the fix-it shop was besides that the city it was in started with a T and it was in a northern part of Denver. So we drove around trying to find this T place

– Drove around a hell of a lot and got lost
We ended up getting completely lost and not really sure where we were going. Recently I had read that some maniac had driven a tractor into some buildings in a city nearby, but we decided not to go check it out. So we drove back to the house.

– got directions
This time Paula was there so she opened the door for us (heh, woops), and we got the real directions to the car repair shop. I think I called them and found they didn’t have any time to work on the car but if we brought it in the next morning they could finish it by the afternoon or something.

– Went to downtown Denver
So assuming the car was ok enough to drive to downtown Denver, we went to downtown Denver.

– traveled the 16th street mall
– chinese food and sandwich
– got CDs – ac/dc and dropkick murphies
– starbucks everywhere and my evil plan to order water from starbucks
We walked around and found a place called the 16th street mall, which was this long strip of road which had stores on either side. We decided to walk all the way down it, so we did. We stopped for lunch, and I got chinese food while Sean got a sandwich. We stopped in a CD store to get an AC/DC album and Dropkick Murphies. Walked down to the end of the mall place and took a trolley back. And then walking back I was thirsty so we stopped in a Starbucks, and thats where I came up with my evil idea to REBEL AGAINST STARBUCKS BY ORDERING FREE WATER EVERY TIME!!!! That way, I get free water and they lose a cup that they paid a small fee for!!! muahahaha, I win, they’re punked. Ha. Anyhow. I like them because they give me free water and ask if I want it with or without ice.

– dinner with paula and harvey
– talked about plans and etc
– told a girl she was pretty on my way out
Then we got back from exploring Denver and Harvey and Paula invited us to dinner at a nearby good restaurant within walking distance. Went there and had a nice conversation about our plans and such over a nice dinner. There was this cute girl sitting in a booth diagonal to us and I acted like a dork and on my way out I told her she was cute. I’m not sure she heard me though. Ha. Talked to some people Harvey knew on our way back.

– and fooled around at the house before knocking out
And fooled around at the house before sleeping. Did stuff on my computer, and played a lot of pool. I think Sean read or went to sleep.