I've made it up to Maine. The RV has performed perfectly, and we're even getting 13mpg. I was expecting more like 10-11.
Here's what I've done so far:
I hung out in NY with Ross Jeffries and Jlaix, who both just happened to be in town at the same time. While I was there I had some fantastic Ethiopian food (no, it's not sand and ants like you'd guess...) as well as some NY Pizza. To stave off the inevitable comments : yes, I break my diet somewhat when I travel.
I also visited my friend Nick and his girlfriend, Cindi, in Pennsylvania. Nick lived in Austin down the street from me for a while and worked with me on my gambling stuff.
We visited another friend in Boston who is in the process of renovating his house. He has a karaoke machine in his home theater that has 18,000 songs! That's more than we have for Tazeroke (Which, by the way, will be back in full swing with a more powerful tazer. If you want to come, send me an e-mail).
I played Quiddler, which is an awesome game that combines Gin Rummy and Scrabble, with my little cousins, aunt, and grandmother. My nine year old cousin was extremely good at it for her age. It was amazing. My friend Elisia bought me the game because she knew I'd love it and now we play it obsessively. I play a lot of scrabble so I have all of the 2 letter words and "q" words available, so playing with me can be frustrating.
Right now I'm in Maine with Jonah. We've done pretty well going to Whole Foods and making healthy food. If anyone is wondering what the tastiest beverage in the world is, it's "C Boost" by Bolthouse Farms. We call it "C Monster". Try it... it's incredible.
We're at Jonah's mother's house which is two blocks from the beach. I'm sure the water's too cold to swim in, but it's still really nice to breathe the fresh beach air and listen to the waves. My friend Jake, who recently got engaged to his girlfriend, is stationed here so we're going to hang out with him today.
Tomorrow I'll leave Maine and head up to Vermont to see more of my family. Before that, though, I'm going to...
.. VISIT ED AND ELAINE BROWN!
In case you don't know, they're some tax protestors who are now in a standoff with the police at their COMPOUND in New Hampshire. Their power and water have been cut off, but they have stockpiled water and have solar and wind power. I'm pretty sure that they'll soon get stormed by the police and get shot, so I want to meet them before then.
I saw them on Digg and realized it was kinda on my way, so I HAVE to go visit and check out the compound. I'm going to bring them some produce or something too.
After Vermont I'll head back down to Boston for a week to see my grandparents and Boston friends (Seth, Jay (the guy who owns fastseduction.com), and Mmmaybe Charlie). Then I'll head to New York to meet back up with Krystal. Kristen is going to fly in to NY the same day to meet us and drive back with us.
After a few days in New York we'll make our way back to good ol' Austin, TX where I'll have just a few days to get the last few things left in the Condo out before we close on the sale of it.
P.S. I should mention that the forums here have been really good lately. We talk about some great stuff and there's no drama or flames. If you don't read and post there, you should check it out.