Saturday, July 18, 2009
Come down to Cleveland-town everyone
We've moved! As of Thursday, with the help of the Sollas, Eisha, and Advance Moving, we cleared out our apartment and cleaned it with caustic and toxic chemicals to a spotless gleam.
After stopping in for one last lunch at Moosewood, we packed up our car, filled the gas tank, and took to the road. The first leg of our road trip took us out of sunny Ithaca (*sniff*), past the enormous Adirondack Chair near Horseheads, through Pennsylvania's pines and premiere firework/karate supply distributors, and into the plains of Ohio.
Our first night away from home we spent in the guest room of Dana's aunt and uncle's house in Westlake, one of the wooded suburbs of that bastion of clean air and drifters, Cleveland! Well, mostly we spent it in bed. Despite our assertions that we'd been holding up under the various stressors of the move very well, once we closed our eyes we didn't open them again until we'd had a good eleven hours of recuperative rest.
As I'm typing this, we're safely ensconced in a hotel room in Madison but as we're doing this with sporadic unreliable internet I'm going to stop here with our first day. The road is stretched long ahead of us and while we don't have much to say about the food so far (as we've been stuck mainly to the tollway's various oasis fast food joints), the countryside has been truly gorgeous.You, dear reader, are under strict orders to think of us as we pave the ill-maintained roads of the nation. And if you're located somewhere along our route to keep an eye out for our car. If my experience is any indication, there are plenty of them out there.
More road tripping to come! But, finally, in honor of Cleveland's air which managed to give Dana an asthma attack while we were still twenty miles from the city, let me leave you with this: