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My poor little blog feels neglected. :-( First I broke her. Second I haven't been keeping up posting to her. Third I put the redesign of another site above her. I think she hates me. But I promise, dear blog, that I will be posting regularly again soon and after this weekend's crazy renegade road trip I will give you your much needed facelift...

After visiting Hyder, Alaska, it took another day and a half to get back to Seattle. Another twenty something hours of driving. Luckily the views are gorgeous and Canada is more insane about their roadside culture than America is! And luckily Brian managed to crack us up the whole way by using his kazoo at opportune times. Wha wha. [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="91396,91397,91398,91403,91404,91405,91406,91407,91408,91409,91410,91411,91412"]   [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="92392,92391"]...

Our road trip from Seattle to Hyder, Alaska lasted three days. It was about 20 hours of driving. Each way. Which was a long journey to get to a town that, basically, held nothing. But it was definitely worth it. There really is nothing to do in Hyder, Alaska. There are bears. There's a bar. There's a post office. But it's one of those places that you go to just to say you went. And you should totally go! Because it the long road to Hyder, Alaska, and what a long road it was, was pretty awesome. It took us an entire...

Monday, June 29, 2009 It was an exhausting day! I'm now staying with Scotty in Seattle and so this morning I took the bus with him over to University of Washington where he works/is in grad school. I toured around a bit while he worked and saw the fountain, red square, a Washington statue, the quad, and some other random statues sprinkled throughout campus. I grabbed a coffee at the coffee shop at the physics building and then we met back up for lunch and got some delicious Thai food. He went back to work so I grabbed a bus to Fremont...

Friday morning I woke up at 5am and was out the door around 5:45 on my way to Urbana to pick up my friend Brian. We were heading off on a Missouri road trip from Chicago to Kansas City. I picked up Brian around 7 and we hit the road to more dangerous trying to film stuff while I drive driving! Our first and only roadside attraction stop in Illinois was the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville. I'd seen it before, but as ketchup is probably one of my favorite inventions ever, it is probably one of my favorite...

I spent the last three days roadtripping Missouri! The trip was total awesomesauce (you might even say it was the greatest road trip since sliced bread) and I am exhausted! I'll be posting a recap and tons of photos hopefully tomorrow. For now here's a peek at every roadside attraction we saw! [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="49836,49837,49838,49839,49840,49841,49842,49843,49844,49845,49846,49847,49848,49849,49850,49861,49862,49863,49851,49852,49853,49854,49855,49856,49857,49858,49859,49860,49865,49866,49867,49868,49869,49870,49871,49872,49873,49874"]...

Apparently Michigan is in the Eastern time zone. In retrospect I probably already knew that but it never occurred to me to even check. Luckily, I was alerted to this fact the night before I went on my road trip to Southgate, Michigan, and, therefore, made it in plenty of time to watch the calamari eating contest! I woke up at 6am Saturday and was at the Starbucks on the corner by 7. I needed coffee to keep me going. What really is funny to me is that driving the 2 hours to Champaign used to feel like forever and a...

Things learned on my Metropolis road trip: 1. I am a good driver when I am paying attention. 2. Louisville Kentucky is three hours from the Illinois/Kentucky border. 3. When someone says "It's $3 for this museum or $5 for both" the deal isn't always a good deal. 4. It is really hard to try to take photos, take video, and update twitter all at the same time. 5. 4am is a time that should not exist. 6. Yup, I definitely am Mel...