Good and Bad News – Roadtrip2k8


So the trip is getting close, only a couple more weeks and we’re gone! That’s part of the good news. The other good news is that Pat decided to be a man and tell work that he was taking off the full 2 weeks instead of just to wednesday of the 2nd week, so in theory instead of 10 days, we could be gone 14 (I need to be back in Chicago for the Cubs game Memorial Day weekend). So that’s really good news, it means we won’t have to rush back home and probably be able to catch the Nationals Vs. Philly’s in Washington DC and do some other touristy things like maybe the biggest jesus christ in the history of jesus christ’s (but probably not, it’s out of the way in ohio). So that is the good news.

The bad news… Pat’s friend that was going to fly from Houston, TX to Boston and goto the Boston/Milwaukee game, then drive with us to NY and see the mets/yankees game, had to cancel. I’m not 100% sure why, but he did tell Pat that he would pay for the tickets that we bought for him, since he did say he could go when we bought them. Pat kinda feels bad about making the guy pay ~$250 for tickets he’s not going to use, so we’re trying to find any friends in Boston/NY area that want to goto either of the games. And if that didn’t work Pat wanted to try to sell the 4 tickets to each game online and then buy 3 tickets, but I think it’s a little too close to the games to be trying to buy and sell tickets. I sure as hell don’t want to be stuck with 7 tickets to each game, especially when they were pretty expensive. Plus it’s nearly impossible to find 3 tickets for sale (usually 2 or 4).

So that’s all I got for you right now… oh, I did purchase an HD Video camera for the trip, hopefully I’ll have it in time. The people that run B & H Photo are strict orthodox jews so they closed this whole week for passover. But it should be ok since the camera should ship on the 28th 2-5 day UPS and we leave the 10th. For those of you that care I bought the Canon HV30 for $650. Pretty good deal.

So remember to check back here May 10th – 25th or so for updates on where we are and what we’re doing. Also the twitter and flickr feeds on the right side of here automatically update based on pictures on take with my phone and whenever i “twitter” from my phone. So those will be the most up to date on what we’re doing and seeing.