October 29, 2013

Road Trip

Road trips are so fun! I just got back from helping a friend move from New Jersey to Austin, Texas. We took the southern route though 12 states, 6 of which I had not visited before. Along the way, we stopped at a few historical and sports related sites. By far my favorite stop along the way was Mount Vernon; the home of George Washington. It had a reverence about it. My favorite room had the original game table where several of our founding fathers would sit and play cards. It was surreal to walk through the home our our first, and greatest President.
As we traveled, we also tried to eat at as many Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives or Man vs. Food locations we came across. Needless to say, I'm sure we ate our body weight in delicious BBQ and other tasty treats. We also visited many university sports complexes where many classic games were played. Here are a few pictures of the trip.
Mount Vernon; the home of George Washington. It's one of the neatest places I have ever visited.

A view of the Potomac River from the back patio of Washington's mansion.

Hallowed ground.

George Washington's Tomb.

Inscriptions carved into George Washington's tomb by soldiers during the Civil war.
Michael Jordan's old stomping grounds. 
Duke's historic basketball venue.

Bull Durham! Hit the bull and get a free steak!

Wahoo Tacos from Cabo Fish Taco in Charlotte, NC. I must try if you drive through the area.

Role Tide!
I bought a duck call, Jack!

Cowboys stadium is unreal!

This is the hall where America's Team takes the field.

We tossed the football around for a good hour after the tour.
The Texas State Capitol Building in Austin. It's 50 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol Building while every other state is 50 feet shorter.
The Grand Canyon from 30,000 feet.

One of the best views I've seen on a flight.


  1. Wow, thanks for the tour. I see you're a triple D fan. Guy Fieri is a Sacramento boy currently living in Santa Rosa. He has a great restaurant in Sacramento called Tex Wasabi if you ever get out our way.

    1. I'll definately hit it up when I'm in the area. Thanks for the tip.

  2. What - you drove through NC and didn't stop to see me? What's up with that!? Looks like you had a fun trip, even if you missed out on visiting with me ;-)

    1. I was there for a total of about 3-4 hours other than driving through. Next time we'll need to get together. How's life?