Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Modern Day Magellans


Josh and I have started to plan our great voyage...erm, drive. Josh (our resident cinematographer) was kind enough to film a video tracing our route down the east coast, through the upper west, and finally our destination, sunny So-Cal. We have figured out it is going to take roughly six days (if all goes to plan of course), however we are allowing ourselves ample time in the case that we get a flat-tire, arrested, raided by biker gangs, etc. Or the more likely scenario that I wander out into the desert taking photos, and am never seen again.... The route is roughly 4000 miles, give or take. My poor Subaru (The Cranberry Crusader, for those who are unaware of its official title) wont ever be the same.

We have decided on a new departure date, now the 30th of December, as we have recently been informed by Ruth that we are unable to move into our apartment until the 5th of January.

Well, we have all gotten our paper-work done, classes are wrapping up, we are all getting ready to move out of the dorm, and I finally got my "highway-cruising-Oklahoma-State-Policemen-I-need-to-grow-a-handle-bar-mustache" sunglasses (pictured). We are ready to embark on our voyage.


I mean drive.



Thanks for reading.

13 comments:

J. Masse said...

For those of you who will be viewing our videos and wish to view them in a higher quality, go to the actual youtube web page of the video and click "watch in higher quality" in the bottom right hand corner below the video.

Thanks

fluxist8070 said...

Hey Guys,
Nice video. Looks like a good plan.
I thought this would be fitting...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhuRgzH8iUo

chrisparent said...

Hey guys, this is very cool! I was going to be leaving today for LA (Gnomon)but I have decided to wait until the Spring term instead... I have a lot of questions for you guys! I will definately follow your adventure! seeings that I will have to embark on my own in April... I can't believe that I'm stuck here for the winter!

If you guys need any assistance from the road please feel free to contact me. (207.233.9299) Did AAA map out that route for you? Man! I wish I was going now! I'm excited for you guys! Best of luck!

Ruth said...

Gallup Texas!
One of my all time favorite hotels
( think Bates Motel) is there.
Worth just stopping by and having dinner- this is where all the movie stars stayed filming the 40's cowboy westerns- the best part is the lobby and good food. El Rancho Hotel
http://www.elranchohotel.com/

Ruth said...

Dollywood!
you need to stop in Nashville for Dollywood-
http://www.dollywood.com/
what kind of earings could come from Dollywood?

Matthew R. Dale said...

Matt- Haha, I hope our trip wont be like that!

Chris- I'm glad you are following our trip! We would be happy to answer and questions you may have! We actually mapped the trip out for ourselves, what fun is it if AAA does is all for you :P

-Ruth, that place looks really cool, we have have to give it a stop. I'm not so sure about Dollywood though..... haha.

J. Masse said...

Looking like 2 star hotels all the way...

Matthew R. Dale said...

only the best for gentlemen of our stature.

Scott said...

Is that a delorme map? Sure as hell hope so...

Matthew R. Dale said...

Its actually a Rand & McNally. Don't tell.

fluxist8070 said...

HEY!!! When do you leave?!
...keep me posted...

Matthew R. Dale said...

Matt- We, Um, More or less left today. You'll hear about it tomorrow.

MrT said...

The Cranberry Crusader rides again!