Arizona and Saint Paul

I haven’t posted since about a month ago. I took Amtrak down to Arizona. The ride through Illinois and Little Rock were quite boring. Upon getting into Texas, well Texas happened. From the vehicle broken down on the tracks to the suicidal drunk man thinking of running in front of the train (San Antonio Stories!) I walked around the city at 0100 AM with another passenger (I think his name started with an L.) but he was an honest to God saint from Michigan. Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Dennys and the quick visit to the Alamo. The ride into El Paso where everyone was waiting for the Burrito Lady but of course, she was MIA.

Met my grandparents in Maricopa, AZ and they drove on up to Mesa. Fell asleep quite fast after a long shower. The following days were touring the city, trying new restaurants that they had previously went to when my father was down there, and well enjoying the 37 degree C heat (100+ degrees F). Drove a bit, ordered a beer and drank it in a restaurant (I’m 20 so technically illegal) but no one cared.

Then the drive up back to Illinois. Convinced them to drive through New Mexico and up through Colorado, Nebraska, and across Illinois. New Mexico was okay, some hills but not much. Driving most of the way bores you but luckily I was jamming to Classic Rock while avoiding the Semis.

Yeah, maybe this blog is as boring as I think it is.

Anyway, rented a hotel room in Colorado (near the Springs) and damn it was beautiful. Brand new almost everything. And here comes the fun part, well, I ordered a beer in a restaurant and no one asked for ID. Not only could I go to jail / fine for that but well, you can lose your liquor license. Push comes to shove and I was fine. Got up the next day and drove again and again. Through Nebraska (we stopped just as we drove over the border) and crashed again – no beer this time. Next morning, the same routine. Ten hours of driving that day and we were finally home.

I am now currently in Saint Paul waiting for school to start next week Wednesday and getting job interviews up the cazoo. I guess that is what you can call it. Cazooobles. Rooming in a house with three 22+ year olds so it’s a bit strange to understand that these guys are working full time jobs but all in all, they are all great guys. B is a nice cop and great person!

So yeah.

New Year 2011

On the 31st of December 2010, I made a resolution to ‘Have Fun’.

From Ghana, England, and taking fifty hour train rides through the Pacific Northwest and down to Arizona. To possibly studying in Iceland next year and hiking the Appalachian Trail with a few mates in two years.

I am damn thankful for the people I have met and those who have helped me along the way. I now have to write about all the stories I have acquired and sort out all of the pictures I have snapped. And I will continue to log the thousands of kilometres I have traveled.

Howdy, How do you do, I’m inventing a new language for my trip tomorrow


I leave on a forty-six hour train ride tomorrow and get into Seattle on Friday. I honestly cannot wait, I feel like a kid.
I have my Yogi Bear blanket packed, a separate napsack for the train compared to my huge Kelty check-on.
Waaaaa, maybe I’ll take the napsack and switch it out for the backpack but two Kelty’s is a lot.
Especially since the Kelty BP can’t fold up.

Oh well, I really need to pack my clothes. Since I am delaying every second.
however I did manage to clean my iTunes and well, make some real cool playlists – add new music.

Two: Went to Walmart to pick up a few things (prior) and this kid in front of me was trying to buy a deck of yugioh cards,
well he had five dollars (or so). The deck came up to 8 dollars (who knows why it is so expensive) and the kid says no.
well, I ask him if I can help and he says no.
His pa or ompa is not going to help.
He starts walking away, I tell the cashier to put it on my card and I run the deck over to him.
The kiddo comes back and hands me seven dollars (which I didn’t want to take in the first place).
and well, I walked out a happy fellow.

Due to the lack of writing (it’s been a few days). Father is out, I’ve acquired a typewriter – another one tonight. And perhaps another one off ebay. I’ve bought ribbon for my first one which needs a good cleaning.

I’ll see what I can do.

I’ll post an update later.

Lets actually get this shit on the road.

Things I have to do this week:

1. Purchase a typewriter / supplies
2. Put away the rest of the money (and pay off the -20 in my account)
3. Figure out what I am doing this summer
4. No idea
5. No idea

These little buggers were invading my house. Then I felt sorry for killing them but not sorry because they are creepy when they sworm.
Terro just attracted them and then I killed them all with poison.

edit: I spell poison poision