On the road again
Greetings from the Holiday Inn Express in Greensboro, North Carolina! After innumerable setbacks, mainly involving the difficulty of consolidating Jon's possessions into one car, we finally closed the trunk and made it out of the garage, heading (eventually) out to places West.
For now, we're mainly heading southwards down the coast, towards Atlanta, where through a strange freak of coincidence two friends of ours (his childhood best friend and one of my best friends in high school) ended up as roommates and continue to live together. Visiting them should be interesting, as I haven't seen Josh since graduation, though there was a time when we spoke on the phone every night before bed. I'm minorly terrified of the fact of being the one girl in a trio of boys, and also of being relegated to bizarre limbo "girlfriend" status. Also, from what I have gathered from Jon and knowing Josh, all of them tend to consider themselves comedians in some sense or other. Worst case scenario, I sit, idly sulking and nursing a beer, while Jon and his friend devolve into inside-joke land. Best case scenario, we'll have a great time in Atlanta. It's just my antisociality kicking in.
From Atlanta, we plan to head on towards New Orleans, to see what there is to see, then the route is tentatively Baton Rouge, then Dallas, some other town in Texas, Albuquerque (sp?), Sedona, and then eventually LA! My grandfather lives roughly an hour outside of Los Angeles, so we're going to stop and say hi to him en route.
More updates will be forthcoming, if random hotels keep up this new trend of free wireless in the rooms (for which I could kiss every single fat unfriendly lady sitting behind the desk at Reception.) I predict that there will also be great amounts of lovely Southern food consume (mmm... fried chicken) and as we get further West, lots of lovely Creole cooking and Mexican food and random things like Navajo frybread. Hopefully this will not occur with an equivalent addition to my waistline. Here's to the "fitness centers"!