Sunday, July 10, 2005

Day 1 "everything looks like chicken" Dear Roadtrip Diary, (RT for brevity's sake!) We're off to a good start. Esti stayed below the 90 speed limit! It's been 24 hours and we've seen 4 states so far and it looks like a tornado hit the truck. The first casualty to be lost to the truck vortex (very similar to the laundry sock vortex) was Esti's breakfast banana ("I miss it." sighed Esti). Our first stop was Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, where we narrowly escaped the movie of doom! We could appreciate his vision because he embraced nature rather than bulldozing it over like f*ing Walmart! Diana had hallucinations of chickens lurking in every room. "This teapot looks like a chicken!" "Is this lighter a chicken?" "CHICKEN!!" We enjoyed the herb garden and the 2 cm high toilets. After PB&J sandwiches made with a pilfered knife we piled back in the RAV and continued westward bound. Somewhere between PA and WV Esti scared the crap out of driving Diana with her war cry, "CABELA'S!!". To which Diana replied, "JESUS CHRIST!! What the hell is cabela's?!" Only the best hunting amusement park, EVER! Its beyond description. They even had their own dead dear museum with and animatronic fun-loving hunter. (We parked in row F). Then came the daunting task of finding a place to camp around Columbus at around 11pm. We stumbled onto Buckeye State Park where the campgrounds just happened to be at full occupancy. Diana used her wily ways to pirate our way onto a place to call home for the night. (possession is 90% of the law!). Getting up the next day at 8am and on the road by 9 was a feat for the Gersons! Lessons Learned: 1. DO NOT EAT AT WHITE CASTLE...EVEEERRRRRR!!!! 2. A little campsite bribery goes a long way. 3. Do not take your eyes off of your banana. 4. Everything is NOT a chicken ("It is!!" said Diana) Music So Far: Oranges Band Spoon Beta Band Alien Ant Farm The Cars Radiohead

Lessons learned.
A little campsite bribery goes a long way.
Do not take you eyes of your banana!
Everything is NOT a chicken (“It is!” Diana said)

Music so far
Oranges Band
Beta Band
Alien Ant Farm
The CarsRadiohead


At 7:17 AM, Blogger Diana said...

I could have taught you lesson 1 before you left...silly My mom has been telling me that White Castle is poison ever since I was little...

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Watson said...

White castle is only acceptable after long nights on a drinking binge. Athough it is hard to resist chicken rings.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger lauren said...

i've never had white castle. am i a bad person?

LINKTASTIC!!! hahaha ... check this site out when you get a chance:

i think you guys should adopt that idea and make fun creatures out of park maps.

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Look out!! theres a chicken at white castle with a banana and he knows how to use it.

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Tripp said...

Ahhhhh...Cabella' brother will be so proud of you!

At 6:46 PM, Blogger jau said...

falling water! sweeeet, ive been wanting to hit that up for years.. post some photos ya heard!

At 9:05 PM, Blogger GersonCurse said...

OMG...the white castle has FINALLY left our system... FINALLY! It's PB&J for the rest of the trip...god, my stomach hates me.

Lauren! That link if f'in HILLARIOUS!!! We're sooo doing that with our road maps...we don't need the Maryland anymore, do we?

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Tripp said...

Holy crap, I'm famous! Thanks for the sweeeeeeet birthday wishes!

At 5:42 AM, Blogger mum said...

Keep looking for that banana. Your daddy isn't going to be happy if he finds decomposing banana bits several weeks down the road. Loved the phone messages with the background chorus repeating the state name. Oh and I've drafted Lauren to be surogate progeny while you're on the road.

At 6:54 PM, Blogger carowner said...

Did you say there was a banana missing? Ahhhhhhhhhh what have you done to my car.

At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Kevin W. Bitch said...

Funny last time I was in NY I remembered fully enjoying white castle at about 4:45 shortly after the bars closed and ironicaly just 15 minutes before many of them reopened. We Returned to the bars after white Castle

At 10:00 PM, Blogger mikesknird said...

7:17 am? 8:05 am? Do you guys have heatstroke?! Get back to bed! You're on Vay-kay-shun!

Hope you're not seeing what I'm seeing! (my couch at night and my desk in the day) Eat yummy wierd food found nowhere else! Take pictures of the local delicacies.


Mike D aka sknird

At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

I'm so glad you girls are having fun, more pictures!! yay! Anyways on a side note...dum..dum...duuuumm.....I might be transfering to the FH London office, and possibley sooner rather then later. But I must see you 2 before I go, Rip it up is vegas!!..and don't spend all you're money..ehemm...I mean (just looking out) Live it up!

At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indiana is almost as terrible as the White Castle. I apologize on behalf of the state I, sadly, call home.


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