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The Final Blog

Posted by arpithicus on June 26, 2009 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (91)

We entered California road worn and tattered.  The days of this phenomenal trip were all melding together into one large lump in our weary cerebellums.  We were all in need of some much deserved rest and relaxation.   Good thing, we were in the capital of R&R, the land of the 9:00 P.M. Dinners and absolutely no plans to speak of before 11:00 A.M. every morning in LA LA land.  

The first night we were in California was excellent, we had a la...

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California for rest...

Posted by arpithicus on June 19, 2009 at 3:54 AM Comments comments (6)

Day 8 and Day 9

For all of you who were reading this blog throughout the trip I want to extend a heart felt thank you from Kat and I. It was a great feeling while we were so far from home to read your comments and see how many people actually care about us to read about our adventure. Sorry for the delay in this post but Vegas likes to charge for everything and our hotel did not have free wireless internet so I did not post. The following post covers day 8 and day 9 and this will be the...

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It is illegal to get this high in most states...

Posted by arpithicus on June 18, 2009 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (3)

Day 7:


We survived our night at the seedy 3737 hotel and learned an important lesson about choosing hotels. That lesson was chain hotels are good and no name hotels are bad. The 3737 was under renovation and we booked through Travelocity so they gave us a room that was not yet renovated and looked it. We had no screens in our windows, no air conditioning and the shower did not work correctly but like all the other experiences during this trip it was all part of the adventur...

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Dead Presidents and Caffine

Posted by arpithicus on June 16, 2009 at 4:43 AM Comments comments (1)

 I have to be honest Mount Rushmore was not on the top of my list of one of the attractions that I was very excited to see on this trip. I thought it was going to be pretty anticlimactic but I was completely wrong. Kat was extremely exited about this part of the trip and I should have followed her lead. The monument was remarkable to say the least. It was damn near jaw dropping. The faces themselves are 60 feet tall and carved out of solid granite. It took 100’s of workers 14 years...

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Deadwood or Bust.

Posted by arpithicus on June 15, 2009 at 3:06 AM Comments comments (2)

Day 5: South Dakota



Why did South Dakota build Mount Rushmore at the Western Most tip of the state you may ask? The answer is only found when you drive to it from the east. The answer is because there would be absolutely no other freaking reason to drive through this elongated state of cows, buffalo, and gas station casinos. That is unless you are privy to the information that is uploaded to Roadside America on a daily basis. In order to make the 6 hour drive ...

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Day 4: Operation Tasty Cow

Posted by arpithicus on June 14, 2009 at 1:27 AM Comments comments (3)

Day 4: Iowa

The day started off a little rocky as we woke up late and missed the continental breakfast and only had about 45 Minutes to get packed, ready, and out of the room. Although we were a little bit rushed we were able to complete all the tasks that needed to be done and checked out of the room at exactly 12:00 P.M.

After checking out we explored the crazy castle themed hotel that we stayed at to rest our road weary bodies in during the night. The hotel came equipped with a...

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Destination Wrigley Field

Posted by arpithicus on June 13, 2009 at 3:02 AM Comments comments (4)

Day 3 has come and gone and we are still alive so that is a bonus. I am glad to see so many of you are not only reading this blog but posting comments. We love reading them and hope there are many more to peruse through throughout our journey.


Today started out with a self guided tour on the CTA, which is the Chicago subway system. Apparently Wrigley Field has less parking than Yankees stadium, so we needed to find ourselves a park and ride and take the CTA to the game. We ...

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Us 1 - Mother Nature 0

Posted by arpithicus on June 12, 2009 at 2:06 AM Comments comments (1)

Day 2:

Mother Nature thought that by throwing a little precipitation at us today she could cause our amusement on this trip to end. Well Cedar Point Amusement Park may have gotten rained out but a little bit of rain was not going to stop us from continuing to have a great time on our crazy road trip. We decided to abandon our Theme Park aspirations and move onto to Chicago. At first we were unaware of the itinerary or even the exact destination for the day ahead us, but we ju...

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Day 1: Jersey to Ohio

Posted by arpithicus on June 11, 2009 at 12:47 AM Comments comments (1)

After getting a late start as usual we drove to the Hertz dealership in Fair Lawn, NJ. By shady, I mean that this particular dealership happens to be sandwiched between an Exxon and a Dunkin Donuts. After making the reservation at this location Kat and I drove by this "certified" rental agency a few times and noticed that they had about three cars outside that appeared to be rentals and all of them were slightly more used than I would like. We began to get a feeling that there may be a proble...

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We are on the ROAD...

Posted by arpithicus on June 10, 2009 at 8:48 AM Comments comments (0)

In true Arp fashion we are late as usual.  We wanted to leave at 8:00 and as you can see by the time stamp, we did not.  Oh well, it is Vacation right.  And now to go pick up the car and be on our way.  To OHIO.....  I believe thier slogan is Hey at least your not in Delaware!   And if you are reading this Gigi, Mr. Doom and Aunt Kitty Kat will bring you a surprise when we get back.

P.S. You can check out Benni's Blog for more information on th...

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