Day 8

800 Miles to go and we’re off. Sleeping in till 12:30!! I think we should be able to cover some serious ground. Wish us safe driving.

over and out Katie and Aaron

Aaron and Katie Road Trip Part 4 (pictures and Video Included)

Day 6,7

We have done so much and so little in the last few days it seems like a week has gone by just in the last two days. Aaron and I worked on our tans for a few hours, well I worked on my tan…Aaron worked on getting burnt. When Mike was able to astray from work we trucked over to JTC and the famous site of Modevia, their webhosting company.

After stuffing our faces with yummy nonauthentic Mexican food we headed for the Metro. Talk about a clean train system, I was much impressed over its cleanliness over the Boston Train System.ร‚ย  We didn’t arrive there till after 3 but we managed to cover so much ground and of course their are pictures to prove.

Wanting to get out of the sun for a few minutes and settle our dehydration we very quickly decided to hop into a bar. Now Im not sure if I believe in fate but something brought us to this bar for a reason. We had just planned on having one drink and very quickly that turned into an appetizer and more drinks. Im not sure how it all started but we started talking to a girl whom was sitting by us Sibu was from the Greater Boston area and was such a character. Tony from Pennsylvania joined the conversation midevening and quickly became one with our "corner of the bar" group. We had such great conversation..nothing of which had any meaning whatsoever but none the less it was a very eventful enjoyable evening.

The night ended as all nights should, Mike broke his sandal at the bar and honestly I dont think I’ve seen anything as funy as that before. I took way too much video footage because it was just so damn funny I couldnt help myself. He had to gimp around D.C. with a broken sandal because he needed it to get on the metro. We made it back, broken sandal and all. By the time we finally hit Manassas and did what all people do after leaving the bars, hit up the Taco Bell.

Day 7

We Lounged around the pool for a few hours in the morning and headed back into D.C. to finish seeing what we missed the day before. Arriving late afernoon we again hit up many more interesting sites. Nothing makes you feel more patriotic than breating down glass of the Magna Carta, Constitution, Decleration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. The rest of our stops areร‚ย  all documented by photographs so please do look.

Day 7 ended with a feast of 4lbs of crab legs and baked potatoes prepared by your very own, me.

Aaron and Katie’s Road trip Part 3 (pictures, Videos included)

Day 4 and 5

The Tour was a success, we walked around for nearly 5 hours hitting
up much of the Freedom trail and stopping to take pictures along the
way. We even made it to my first home in Boston, 8 Otis of Beacon hill.
Next was a walk through the Public Gardens, Boston Commons ( home of
many many bums, and many memories of feeding Henry lunches and
dinners), a trip to the craziness of Faneuil Hall for some good ol’
Aaron sunglass shopping, lunch in Little Italy on the North end. A
visit to the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, a very enjoyable ride on
the infamous T ferry/water taxi through the Boston Harbor. And finally
a scavanger hunt to find my stuff in a storage compartment.

Since we had to drive through and around Boston, New Haven, New
York, New Jersey, Phili, Baltimore, D.C. and finally Manassas VI. We
decided to leave later in the evening and drive through the night. 9
hours of driving can do funny things to you especially when you do it
with not even a drop of caffeine ( Didn’t indulge in any, Aaron however
had 3 Mountain Dews). Our final destination was met with only two
stops, when the clock hit 3:30, 472 Miles later bringing our overall
trips milege to 1700 we were greeted by wide awake Mike in Manassas
Virginia. Not exactly sure how, the three of us stayed up till around
4:30 when I had to be a bad guest and retire to the guest room. I dont
even remember my head hitting the pillow, actually I really think I was
already asleep when I was changing into my pj’s.

Finally for the first time since probably Easter I slept past 9am,
and did absolutly NOTHING. Waking at 10:30 I stumbled out got dressed
and did the best think next to sleeping worked on my tan at the pool.

Here are a few pictures from the trip so far. I do apologize now for
how my voice sounds, If I do sound like this normally I really do
apologize…especially for the amount of talking I do.

Just click the link thats aarons blog and then click each video and
pray that it works ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding Aarons a genius….and enjoy.

Aaron and Katie’s Road Trip Part 2 (Pics Included)

Day 3
Getting soaked was an understatement..we were drenched! But thanks to our complementary ponchos we stayed relatively dry…pictures are there to prove! We thought The Falls were beautiful at night, they were breathtaking in day time.
After taking about 95 pictures we were on the road again….on the road again, I cant wait to get on the road again.. :).sorry couldnt help myself. Anyway.. We drove another 475 miles bringing our overall mileage up to a hefty 1300 marker, ending up in my favorite place in the US. BOSTON!!
Getting here at night we of course got a bit lost, totally expected in the curvy streets of beantown.
We met up with a Austin a local Bostonian (from Missouri) and his visiting friend Jacob…or Jason (sorry ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Chilled at his house for a few and enjoyed a N/A Bloody Mary..yumm… (Thanks Austin)
Being back in Boston hit me like a ton of bricks, I love this city because of the memories I have of it. Most of those memories are with a family that I will not see for a very long time. Seeing simple places like a toy store we shopped at, and a childrens barber that we had many good and bad memories at while getting Henry’s hair cut sent me to tears. But life goes on and I will keep a smile on my face as I play tour guide to a Virgin Bostonian (Aaron).

Aaron and Katie’s Road trip Part 1 (pictures included)

My good friend Aaron….from college…and I decided to take an end of the summer road trip. We left on Saturday the 19th with two destinations Boston and Virginia days unknown…return unknown. Not much of planners we are but so far it has been to our advantage.
Day one.
We departed Stoughton, Wisconsin after getting within centimeters of taking out an unresponsible child on a bike. SOO SCARY! I the driver was scared out of my mind after that but made myself keep driving. I drove so long 462 miles later we ended up in Sandusky Ohio at Lazy J’s Campground.
In record time I put up the tent under the light of the headlights and a glow stick.

Day Two
After some careful…(quick)..planning we decided to make our destination 2 Niagara Falls. Driving 277 miles we ended up in the Town..yes there is a town (Aaron and I were Surprised too) called Niagara falls. A much needed nap was apon us so we zonked out for a good hour or so. After regaining cosciousness with my nifty internet surfing skills I found information on the Falls. Thanks our nonplanning skills we lucked out and were able to see a fireworks show over Niagara. Absolutly beautiful place at night..check out the pictures!
Now we are off to get all wet at the falls with a boat tour. After getting soaked our 3rd destination- Beantown!!