One week in Philly…. humid, hot, sudden thunder storms, pot holes… I’m ready to go home. Don’t worry, I’m coming back. Just going back to California to ship the rest of my stuff here. One thing that I realize from being here is that it is possible to live outside of California and it’s not that bad. I actually enjoy the city and it’s good to be put in a different situation than I’m in now. Another busy week of moving out and next week will be the official moving in.
We finally have arrived in Philadelphia. We drove over 3100 miles, through 14 states. I can’t believe we made it.
Despite it being a great experience, I think this will be the last cross-country road trip in a long time. It just takes too much out you. I have no regrets though. On the way, we go to see so many people that we haven’t seen in a while, got to meet new people, and just see America.
Today, we went to the meeting in Columbus, OH. This is our second time here. Most of the saints were at the college training, but it was still a sweet meeting. Today was just a relaxing day… fellowship, board games, the usual in the church life. Tonight we went to Graeter’s for some ice cream. Very good ice cream. It just so happened that it was the Graeter’s 140th birthday. That means, two scoops for the price of one. The only problem was this… Here’s how I ordered…. I like a double scoop… Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip… then he goes to scoop up the ice cream. I expect him to come back and ask me what I wanted the next scoop to be. Then he says, “here you go” and hands me a double scoop of Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. It was good, but that was a lot of one flavor.
I can’t believe tomorrow we are finally arriving. I don’t think the fact that we are moving to Philly has hit us yet because we are flying back in a week to ship the rest of our stuff, but it’s just the fact that we are almost done with our cross country journey. I will say that we aren’t taking a long road trip like this for a very long time. It just takes too much out of you. Sorry, no pictures today, but tomorrow we should have more. We should be stopping by the Hershey Factory tomorrow. I’ll do a wrap up of my entire trip later this week.
We left Champaign, IL today and now are in Columbus, OH. We had a sweet time in Champaign. The home meeting was sweet. It was awesome seeing old friends and meeting new ones as well. This morning we had brunch with Seth and J Liu, mini team reunion. We are around the 2400 mile point of our travels. Our little Prius has been good to us. We actually had some time to take the car in for it’s regular maintenance in Champaign. At the end of the trip, I will give the total amount spent on gas for the entire trip. I can’t see it being more than $120, but that’s just a guess. Going cross country like this is definitely an adventure everyone should experience at some point in their lives. Not many pictures these past couple of days or least ones that I will post but hopefully more to come soon.
The things people come with. Very creative. I see the first professional movie shot all on a iPhone coming soon.
Check out the Engadget Post here.
Not too much to report today. We are in Lincoln, NE for the night. Thanks to Sharon’s parents for letting us stay at their house. We’ve had a sweet time here. The drive here was very similar to the drive to Fort Collins… a lot of the same thing for hours. This time, it was a lot of corn. We did go past the half way point as far as mileage is concerned. We are getting closer to our destination. Tomorrow we will be in Champaign, IL for one night.
Another relaxing day in Fort Collins. Tomorrow, we will be on the road again, but today was a time to just to relax and have dinner with the saints. This morning we took a short drive to Horsetooth Reservoir. It turned out to be a very nice day today. We went to old town after that to have lunch. Here are some pictures from Horsetooth Reservoir.
After a few days in Salt Lake City, we finally made more progress eastward. We are now in Fort Collins, CO. This is a beautiful town. It is Money Magazine’s 6th best place to live in the US. Today was mainly a driving day and a relaxing day… oh yeah, and some work as well. We spent most of our time from Salt Lake City to Fort Collins on the I-80 freeway. Most of the drive was through Wyoming. Let me just tell you, there wasn’t much that changed on that freeway. Everything looked the same. Here are some boring pictures from today.
This pretty much summed up the day. Tomorrow we are planning to see some more scenic things in Fort Collins. Tune in later.
Just mainly a work day today. Dinner with Daniel and Irene and kids today and then went to visit some saints. Just a normal day. Okay, to answer some of the more common questions I am getting…. we are NOT in Philadelphia yet. We are arriving in Philly next Monday. Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the trip, starting tomorrow.
2 Days in Fort Collins, CO
1 Day in Lincoln, NE
1 Day in Champaign, IL
2 Days in Columbus, OH
and then we arrive in Philly.
We’ll be there for a week and then fly back to SoCal to take care of some practical matters and ship our stuff out. By the way, for those of you just tuning in… yes, we’re moving to Philadelphia. Explanation coming later or you can email me or IM me when I’m online to ask me.
Sorry, no pictures today.