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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Hello from America

Hello dear reader!

While you may be few and far between in these hot months of mental vacation (or pre-professional striving), I decided to say hello from the road. For those who don't know, I'm half way through a drive from NY to California and back. I'm writing from my house in California 20 states and 4 weeks into the trip with about that much to go. My adventures so far have included, in chronological order: drinking with a Ukrainian family in the suburbs of Chicago, befriending a guard at the State Capital Building in Madison, WI, getting in a fender bender (their fault) in purgatory, ahem, St. Paul, MN, betting badly on horse races in Des Moines, sneaking into a fancy hotel for a swim in St. Louis, amazing BBQ in Kansas City, a little league game in Nebraska, Mt. Rushmore and it's more impressive neighbor Crazy Horse, 65 mph winds while camping without a tent in the Badlands, cannonballs in the community pool in Salem, SD, shots with the bartender in Cooke City, WY, charging and swimming Buffalo in Yellowstone, kayaking in the shadow of the Grand Tetons, coffee in lovely Ephrata, WA, punk bars in Seattle, hippies on the porch of our Hostel in Portland, and so much more.

I could burden you with a thousand pseudo-profound half thoughts that I've come across in my travels, but I'll try to hold back until they make some sense. I hope you are all having similarly amazing, fascinating, challenging and enlightening summers. Relax, think, and prepare for the revolution.

Andrew

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