Day 2: Rockwood, NY to Lake Orion, MI (and Niagara Falls)

Early start this morning! Which would have been great, had I not forgotten a part of my Aeropress coffee maker at home… If you know me, you know I need coffee in the morning. And not just any coffee – the more labor that went into the cup, the better.

What do you do when you forget something and you’re in the woods? Make due with what you have!

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Coffee: brewed weak

Spirits: Sinking slightly

A four hour drive to the Canadian border, where we stopped to check out Niagara Falls. The amount of water going over these cliffs is mindblowing – a picture doesn’t do it justice. The falls are loud, chaotic, and untamed. They throw mist  into the air hundreds of feet away (surprisingly refreshing, as it was pushing 85 today).

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Another four hours back into the U.S.A. and to stay with my family in Lake Orion, MI (thank you, Jaacks!).

Miles traveled today: 528

Rainstorms encountered: 2?

Route followed:

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Road Trip: Day 1

The trip is off to a good start!

Today, I packed up the Saab with camping gear, some leftover food from my apartment,  and my hammock. I left Cape Cod and headed to Scituate, MA to pick up Angela. She’s moving to Seattle, so the car is very full with all of our supplies…

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(Those are just the back seats, you don’t even want to see the trunk)

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Can’t forget the Brown hat!

After a quick last dip in the East Coast water

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We were on our way. Just over a 4 hour drive to a state forest in New York where we spent the night. I had a great place to toss up my hammock in the woods, but not a very restful sleep.

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Miles traveled: 288

Bears spotted: 0

Spirits: high

Route followed

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Start of a road trip

I have a lot to update on this site… my last post is a year old!

Well, those updates will come. Most recently, I’m starting on a one month road trip of the United States. I’m going to use this blog as a way to share my thoughts, experiences and pictures.

Here is the proposed route I will be taking.

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Section 1: Sandwich, MA to Seattle WA with Angela Ramponi

Section 2: Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA with my girlfriend Lizzy Kinnard

Section 3: Los Angeles, CA back to Sandwich, MA, going solo.

Most of the packing is done and I’m going to be driving off this afternoon. Wish me luck!