Travelogue Pt. 13

The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. The following is taken verbatim from a handwritten journal I laboriously kept on the trip. Names have been changed, but the rest is absolute, 100%, unedited truth.

*****

June 16

June 14

Woke at 7 in Corvallis. Down by 7:30. Slept so good.

Aunt Alexandra made bfast. Eggs, toast, coffee, banana bread, fruit, sausage. Good eats. Uncle Justin came down. Helped map out routes but talked forever so we didn’t get out til 8:20. So glad we saw them though. Continue reading “Travelogue Pt. 13”

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Travelogue Pt. 12

The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. The following is taken verbatim from a handwritten journal I laboriously kept on the trip. Names have been changed, but the rest is absolute, 100%, unedited truth.

*****

June 15

June 13

Woke at 7:15. Left without seeing hosts.

Easy drive to Portland; no traffic b/c it was a Saturday. Came into Chinatown. Red Chinese-style lampposts. Saturday market going on. Huge. Very impressive because it’s weekly. Had to pee so kind of rushed through to find literally the grossest Port-a-Johns ever. Crossed in front of a woman hula hooping for tips. She yelled at us for walking across “her stage” and told us “we’d grow out of it.” Lolz. Continue reading “Travelogue Pt. 12”