Getting My Griswold On – Day 10: Cameron, MO

Miles traveled today: 603.4 Total miles traveled: 3727.2 State of Misery…err, Missouri Today was tough. For two reasons: I had to say goodbye to Ohio, and I logged more miles – and driving time – than any other day so far. In fact, I passed through four different states over the course of about 9.5Continue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 10: Cameron, MO”

Getting My Griswold On – Day 9: A Homecoming

Miles traveled today: 67.4 Total miles traveled: 3123.8 You CanĀ Go Home Again I set out on this big adventure because of an overwhelming curiosity about the places I grew up. A lot of people spend their whole lives in the same area, but in my case, I moved every three years or so. Because ofContinue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 9: A Homecoming”

Getting My Griswold On – Day 8: Dayton, OH

Miles traveled today: 319.4 Total miles traveled: 3056.4 Gave Me A Warm Glow Yesterday evening, as the sun was sinking low in the sky, I wondered if I was far enough east to see fireflies. Half an hour later, I pulled back the curtains in my room to stare at the corn – it’s mesmerizing,Continue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 8: Dayton, OH”

Working My Way Back to Youth

In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been taking stock of my life these days, and had been all introspective as of late. And that I’d come to some revelations. This is true; the biggest one being: my life is dull. It hasn’t always been this way. As a child, I had many adventures.Continue reading “Working My Way Back to Youth”

Tonight We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1979

I just got back from the movies a little while ago. Checked out Super 8, the Steven Spielberg-produced and J.J. Abrams-directed adolescent alien thriller, and boy did it make me nostalgic. It’s almost like it was custom made to appeal directly to me: the movie is set in a small town just outside Dayton, OhioContinue reading “Tonight We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1979”