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Title: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on March 09, 2021, 12:21:19 PM
Hey everybody! I'm traveling cross country (I know) from North Carolina back to Washington State as I leave the Marines. If you'd like for me to stop by and catch a beer with you (with masks on?) or maybe we can fade the social interaction - drop your city/state below and I'll see about traversing your way. I'll update the list if I get any bites. My trip will be the first couple weeks of April.

I took the middle USA route last time so I'll probably go through Virginia/upper USA this time on the way back.

Places I'm Definitely Stopping At:
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Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Brytta Léofa on March 09, 2021, 12:36:38 PM
as I leave the Marines

whhhh


Sign me up if you're headed through Portland-area. Though you should probably drive I-90 through MT/ID if you haven't yet.

Also I assume you've seen the Corn Palace already?
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Gentleboy on March 09, 2021, 01:03:39 PM
ME! ME!

I wanna see the corn palace.

I'm also in Portland. As is my bf who plays Arm, but I dunno if he's interested. I'll ask!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: DesertT on March 09, 2021, 02:21:24 PM
Lincoln, NE

So long as you're the first couple of weeks of April, I'll be around.

Don't wait until May though, because then I'll be gone!!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: williamson on March 09, 2021, 02:52:42 PM
Swing through Denver. Maybe we can call Kronibas down from the mountains?
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: LindseyBalboa on March 09, 2021, 06:43:31 PM
If you head through the valley, I will drink tequila with you. (Phoenix)
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: JustAnotherGuy on March 23, 2021, 10:48:24 AM
Hopefully one day you get down in the Florida area, congrats on getting out man.  Enjoy civ life.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: valeria on March 23, 2021, 11:33:04 AM
Damn, you're barely missing my "I'll be vaccinated by then" window.  I won't be COVID safe until the first week of May and don't want to risk it.  Have a good trip though!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on March 23, 2021, 10:46:04 PM
Damn, you're barely missing my "I'll be vaccinated by then" window.  I won't be COVID safe until the first week of May and don't want to risk it.  Have a good trip though!
Dang that sucks! I'm going to try to get my vaccination this week before I start my trip.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Krath on March 24, 2021, 12:50:12 AM
Krath is down for beers and whiskey when you come to Portland.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Ourla on March 24, 2021, 07:09:53 PM
Krath is down for beers and whiskey when you come to Portland.

Oooh, me too! I finally got a new car after mine was stolen so I can meet up wherever. I bet I could convince Potaje to come too, depending on where/when.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Wedi on March 24, 2021, 07:35:56 PM
I'm there
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on March 24, 2021, 11:11:07 PM
Krath is down for beers and whiskey when you come to Portland.

Oooh, me too! I finally got a new car after mine was stolen so I can meet up wherever. I bet I could convince Potaje to come too, depending on where/when.
My brother still lives in that area so I'll definitely be around for a little bit, at least. And visiting semi-regularly. Wanna do something particular? Something special? Some kind of activity and then hangout.

Ourla: Do you remember losing your entire life savings to me in shuffle board?
(https://scontent.fcae1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10300427_10152101501000583_6803361267743953820_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_aid=0&_nc_ohc=j5-q9h8YJ7EAX8ApwWe&_nc_ht=scontent.fcae1-1.fna&oh=3a9ffe31f10e951746f6ff580bacb7c5&oe=6082382D)

You took this photo of me and my wife last time we saw you!
(https://scontent.fcae1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10338780_10152101500945583_4225832080874823852_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=yYgPUl4zuOEAX-_jWFn&_nc_ht=scontent.fcae1-1.fna&oh=7f29959b1cac27fe5e7678247919c04f&oe=6081036A)
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Black Flag on March 25, 2021, 04:28:18 AM
Neat Idea!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on March 29, 2021, 10:54:17 AM
More Portland imagery:

(https://i.ibb.co/Fx12M4F/389564-10150469935660583-1796927701-n.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on March 29, 2021, 12:19:22 PM
Swing through Denver. Maybe we can call Kronibas down from the mountains?
I've been thinking about this. I'll call it a tentative "yes" if we have something Denver'y to do. I've always wanted to visit CO.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: DesertT on March 29, 2021, 08:37:23 PM
Regarding Denver, Casa Bonita is kinda fun. 

http://casabonitadenver.com/ (http://casabonitadenver.com/)

One of the largest restaurants and they have a dive show nearly every 15 minutes.

Plus themed rooms.

My wife doesn't care for the food, but it's not horrible.  Especially if you've eaten a few MREs.

If you want quality of food, then you can't go wrong with The Buckhorn Exchange.

https://www.buckhorn.com/ (https://www.buckhorn.com/)

It is certainly on the pricey side, but well worth it.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Barsook on March 30, 2021, 05:20:20 AM
+1 about Casa Bonita. It's a fun place!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: slipshod on March 30, 2021, 11:11:07 AM
I live in Colorado also and would come out to meet folks, but I won't be vaccinated yet by early April.  maybe next time
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on March 30, 2021, 02:24:24 PM
It looks like I'll be leaving base probably around the 13th or so. I'll be in Raleigh for a couple days after that probs, then onward. So plan is to finish the trip by the 30th. Places to visit in between. I'll update when I get a solid day.

Swing through Denver. Maybe we can call Kronibas down from the mountains?
He just reached out to me!

We have some options for me + 5 others! He says anyone in CO is welcome. He can meet us over in Bond, CO for rafting/hiking.

Tentatively April 23-25. Who's down?


https://maps.roadtrippers.com/?a2=t!32281751&lat=42.69613349243909&lng=-107.6988838286004&utm_campaign=trip&utm_medium=share&utm_source=copy&z=3.935259495732926

(https://i.ibb.co/sss2PVs/rt.png)

Feel free to pitch in if you'd like me to take a detour or w/e.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: williamson on March 31, 2021, 11:34:26 AM
Sounds good. I sent you a PM with contact info to work out the details.

FYI:  Rafting? You realize people still ski in April.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Brytta Léofa on March 31, 2021, 02:25:57 PM
Sounds good. I sent you a PM with contact info to work out the details.

FYI:  Rafting? You realize people still ski in April.

Wetsuit rafting is a thing. :D
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: ShaLeah on March 31, 2021, 02:45:46 PM
You're SERIOUSLY not coming through Jersey?!

I am a GREAT hostess!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Barsook on March 31, 2021, 07:08:05 PM
Passing through Cincinnati? Have plans?
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 01, 2021, 12:38:33 AM
Sounds good. I sent you a PM with contact info to work out the details.

FYI:  Rafting? You realize people still ski in April.
Haha, idk, figured we were just gonna hike really.

You're SERIOUSLY not coming through Jersey?!

I am a GREAT hostess!

I'm sure you are but I'm not driving through that state, unfortunately.

Passing through Cincinnati? Have plans?

I wasn't planning on it since I'm doing Nashville then Chicago. My map I just posted is a little off, now that I've added Nashville.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Barsook on April 01, 2021, 05:20:25 AM
Ah, I see. Computers...
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Halasturd on April 01, 2021, 09:00:17 AM
You can totally go through Cinci from Nashville to Chicago
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: ShaLeah on April 01, 2021, 12:09:44 PM

You're SERIOUSLY not coming through Jersey?!

I am a GREAT hostess!

I'm sure you are but I'm not driving through that state, unfortunately.


(https://media.tenor.com/images/869d6366d2de52edc440c729c2167385/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: williamson on April 10, 2021, 05:02:31 PM
Hit me with a message/email so we can work out the details/date.

Williamson
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 11, 2021, 08:38:22 PM
Hit me with a message/email so we can work out the details/date.

Williamson
Will do! Waiting on my date of departure for a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 18, 2021, 09:36:05 AM
Sorry, I skipped over you Dan! I had been trying to get to get somewhere in Western NC the day I EAS'd.

I'm in Nashville today and I'm traveling to Chicago this week. I'll be in CO around Sunday.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: williamson on April 18, 2021, 03:55:42 PM
Roger that,

If you can get to Denver by Saturday afternoon, I'll treat you to a meal in Denver (I suggest the 6-course chef tasting at Uchi - Denver). We should be able to make it to Kronibas' homestead that night. I have a 2 man Tupei rooftop tent on my Outback so we don't have to pitch a tent. Sunday, once sober, we can raft/hike with Kronibas as our guide. Unfortunately, I have to work Monday, and Denver to the homestead is 2.5 hours through the Rockies.

P.S. The forecast is for snow on Monday and Wednesday so pack warmly.

W
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Brytta Léofa on April 18, 2021, 08:55:35 PM
Lemme know when you have an Oregon ETA...I've currently got some dental work scheduled for Tuesday (27th) afternoon. :D
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 19, 2021, 11:35:26 AM
Roger that,

If you can get to Denver by Saturday afternoon, I'll treat you to a meal in Denver (I suggest the 6-course chef tasting at Uchi - Denver). We should be able to make it to Kronibas' homestead that night. I have a 2 man Tupei rooftop tent on my Outback so we don't have to pitch a tent. Sunday, once sober, we can raft/hike with Kronibas as our guide. Unfortunately, I have to work Monday, and Denver to the homestead is 2.5 hours through the Rockies.

P.S. The forecast is for snow on Monday and Wednesday so pack warmly.

W
I'll be there Friday actually
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 25, 2021, 09:17:22 AM
Spent last night getting some good Ethiopian food / seeing the fight with Williamson and I'm hitting up Kron today for some rafting before I start my journey to Portland. Ought to be in Portland Thursday/Friday. My brother lives there so I will probably stay over the weekend.

Portlandians: What are we doing this weekend??
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: triste on April 25, 2021, 09:39:53 AM
If no one has good ideas for you: Acropolis

Lived there for four years. Portland, not the Acropolis specifically. I know you have kids and stuff but still worth going.

Edit: assuming the acrop is open with COVID. Crap shutting down on the west coast is why I had to travel to more dangerous parts of the country for my fun.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Brytta Léofa on April 25, 2021, 03:34:58 PM
Spent last night getting some good Ethiopian food / seeing the fight with Williamson and I'm hitting up Kron today for some rafting before I start my journey to Portland. Ought to be in Portland Thursday/Friday. My brother lives there so I will probably stay over the weekend.

Portlandians: What are we doing this weekend??

Turrible idea: hiking in the Gorge, open-air dining in Hood River. However I'm only suggesting this out of self-interest (and because I don't know Actual Portland that well). I defer to locals.

I'm post-shot-#2 so fairly up for anything Th/Fri. I'm booked Saturday afternoon though.

If no one has good ideas for you: Acropolis

(okay well I'm not personally up for strip clubs.)
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 25, 2021, 07:21:14 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/ZBBqKzr/IMG-20210425-162752.jpg)

Rafting down Colorado River complete with the Kronibas.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 25, 2021, 07:26:08 PM
If no one has good ideas for you: Acropolis
I've actually already been here with some friends. I used to live in Vancouver WA for about 3 years.

Only been to one strip club, though. El Diablo took several thousand dollars from a friend of mine so I figured I should not wade into that kind of marital issue.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Gentleboy on April 26, 2021, 01:43:31 AM
Molton Falls
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Brytta Léofa on April 26, 2021, 01:37:38 PM
Molton Falls

I like. Bit of a far drive for me (coming over from the dry side).

Moulton Falls: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/moulton-falls-east-fork-of-the-lewis-river-trail

Looking for stuff a little closer to I-84 or 14:
Angels Rest: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/oregon/angels-rest--3
Sandy River: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/oregon/sandy-river-trail--2

Or a big ol' in-town loop: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/oregon/north-forest-park-loop-via-st-johns-bridge

Friday, I don't even know if hiking is what you wanted to do. :D
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Aruven on April 26, 2021, 09:57:42 PM
Bruuuuh I wish I would have ventured onto this like even a couple days ago. I'm not around cincy anymore but if you come through Missouri i'm not far from kansas city.

Hope the trip has been a blast and best luck on the next steps of your journey.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on April 26, 2021, 11:03:00 PM
Bruuuuh I wish I would have ventured onto this like even a couple days ago. I'm not around cincy anymore but if you come through Missouri i'm not far from kansas city.

Hope the trip has been a blast and best luck on the next steps of your journey.
Thanks I'll try to catch you next time! I'm in Utah right now.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Brytta Léofa on April 27, 2021, 11:06:47 AM
Made an IsFridayPDX Discord server since everybody seems to have it. PM me if you need an invite. Tagged Ourla, Krath, Gentleboy on Discord.
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: Is Friday on May 01, 2021, 08:53:40 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/hctCy32/image0.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/MfNXJmb/image0-1.jpg)


Thanks for hosting us @ourla!!
Title: Re: Friday's Trip Across America
Post by: James de Monet on July 13, 2021, 03:32:08 PM
Aww, damn.  Wish I was around for this, not that you made it that far down the West Coast, regardless.