The Road Trip was Great, Thanks to…

This post is a thanks to all of the people who helped and cheered me on during my trip. In no specific order:

Troy – thanks for the low down about Detroit and the live-time help navigating through the streets of Detroit.

Ellen – thanks for the insight of Detroit and trying your heart out to get me to go to Flint and Pontiac, and guiding me through Dearborn.

Esther – thanks for your encouragement on writing while on the roadtrip and cheering me on.

Girlfriend – thanks for putting sense into me in getting a hotel and not sleeping in my car, and telling me to be safe as much as possible.

Ben – Cheering me on and worried about me roaming the streets of Detroit, and talking to me during the first couple of minutes during my 9 hour-speeding-through-Michigan-Ohio-PA-New Jersey road trip.

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Day 3 – Road Trip, East Coast: Last Bit of NYC and Albany, NY

All photos are finally up. From 1400 down to 404 photos, enjoy!

I stayed in New York longer than expected. I was fatigued of walking and knew that I had to continue my journey. The Hollanders could have walked the whole day and not feel exhausted (late teens to early 20’s and in great shape). We finally made it back to the hostel and I quickly grabbed my suit case and headed to Penn Station.

Taking the train to Albany was relatively quick. I was able to write, look along the Hudson River, and reflect on the trip.

Going to Albany

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Day 2 – Road Trip, East Coast: The Road Trip and NYC!

The alarm was jingling around 12:30 a.m., early Saturday morning. I knew it was time for me to do something I’ve never done before, or more accurately, done something that I’ve never done for a long time.

I made some coffee, turned on my laptop, and started writing. I would have to say that I left Ann Arbor before 2 a.m. It was dark, cold, and spooky at the same time. I looked around my surroundings so many times. I wonder if somebody was behind me? I would have probably attacked them with the fact that it was night time and I was defending myself (you would, too).

There were no hiccups on the road-trip. The coffee lasted roughly 4 hours, until I had to stop at a convenient store to load up on more coffee (with tons of sugar), 3 bags of M&M’s, and one crappy egg Mcmuffin, that almost chocked me. I would have liked to stop in the towns along the way and see how the people lived; I guess I will have to save that exercise for next time.

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