Another taste of Hell.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Suicide Mission started, naturally, at 2 o'clock in the morning. Jon decided on this time because it would give him time before hitting the road to grab a pita from Pita Pit, which closes at 3am (to cater to the late night/early morning bar-goers in Sodom-&-Gomorr-d'Alene). So, our heroes were rested with a maximum of 3 hours of sleep as they began their epic journey of the projected-20-hours-of-non-sleep.
Part 1 was for the most part uneventful. Max slept, and Jon watched the slow West Montana sunrise.
When Jon and Max passed I-15, which leads southward to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and eventually Sunny Southern California, they ceremonially belted at the top of their lungs the song "California" by Phantom Planet. Jon wore his goggles, Max his bandana. There was talk of the world, there was talk of starcraft, there was joking and singing.
It would not be until later, in Mid-Montana, after switching from the 90 to the 94, that Jon and Max would encounter......
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Suicide Mission:
A 20-hour travel time from Coeur d'Alene Idaho to Minneapolis Minnesota, through Montana and North Dakota, starting at 2am on the 22nd of August and projected to end midnight.
Would they make it without falling asleep at the wheel!?
In our next post we will describe in thorough detail how the Suicide Mission led us to...
After 16 hours of driving from Berkeley, Jon and Max made it to Coeur d'Alene. Some highlights from this stretch of their journey:
- Getting pulled over in a small Oregon town by a Police Officer. Upon pulling to the side of the road, quick thinking led to Jon's hiding the Aladdin pillow and Max's putting on a g--d--- shirt. This was pivotal in avoiding an actual speeding ticket.
- We skipped Seattle altogether. Our decision deadline was Mount Shasta-Cola, and we had not heard from Josiah before then. PEACE OUT, ROCK STARS!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Today there are two options:
If Josiah gets back to us before we hit Mt. Shasta (as in the Cola), we will probably go to Seattle. If not, there is a chance that we'll call an audible and cut straight to CdA.
WE SHALL KEEP THEE POSTED.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This is our first night on our road trip. We are in Berkeley, right by the university of.
JON GOT SUNBURNED!
We lost to some strangers in a game of Settlers--they were playing by the 'original' 'gay' 'rules'.
I'm going to try to figure out how to upload/link mp3s to this blog, and will give little snippets from our roadtrip mix for your listening pleasure.
When Max left his home in Long Beach, with his stuff, something started.
When Jon got in the car with Max in La Mirada, something else started.
When Jon and Max got in the car in Rancho Cucamonga, with their stuff, something else started.
One or all of these things is the road trip they are now on.