WE MADE IT!!!! Wow. So me and Dylan made our journey up to the first destination which is Zimmerman Minnesota. Not exactly a vacation hotspot or anything, but BRIAN has been up here the last few weeks busting his ass to detail cars. We have set up the camper in Brians cousins driveway, which is actually pretty close to being a camp site- (in the middle of nowhere, next to a lake) the deal is that we really cannot use the house for anything, since we are kind of mooching his driveway. We plan to stay here in Zimmerman area for the next 2 weeks so me and Dylan can sell most of the random assets we brought up- misc. jewelry, playstations, games, snowboard,CDs, MY TRUCK, ETC- basically all the random possessions we had that me and Dylan determined were pawnable, or could be sold on CRAIGSLIST. In the meantime, Brian will continue to be the bread earner for the moment, and will collect another 2 checks from his car detailing. Me and Dylan will keep busy organizing the pop-up camper and the truck load of shit we brought up. ALSO, an inventory of sorts will be kept so we can determine what we will be needing for the majority of our trip, what we can get rid of, and what we still may need to acquire.
On OCT. 10th I have an art show in milwaukee, and the 8th,9th and 10th will be spent there as we say our final good-byes for a while, and quest onward towards the south east coast, and our first major stop, North Carolina. In the meantime, we plan to do some local exploring of the twin cities and St. Cloud, and on our way to Milwaukee, we will spend AT LEAST a day in LaCross for their OCTOBERFEST celebration (the largest in the USA!!), and visiting contacts Dylan has from going to college in LaCrosse.
The first night in the pop up, was really almost surreal. It is only very slowly kicking in, that this will be our home for the next year, and the bags we packed, will have everything we need. The cans of tuna I ate before climbing into my sleeping bag, were the best tuna I've had in a long time. What a strange satisfaction. We will be sure to drink plenty of beer, and howl at the moon as quitely as possible, so we don't wake up Nate. We need to be off Nates lot in the next 2 days, so we are researching random lots, free camp sites, or friendly folk to set up the camper in for the next 2 weeks or so. Hopefully we can find a place with facilities, as my only complaint has been having to drive all over through the middle of nowhere to find a place to take a... ahem... dump.
If anyone has any ideas of good places around the zimmerman, or minneapolis/st.paul area for us to hold up for a night or two, be sure to let us know! 262 332 1073, OR LASTGREATAMERICANJOURNEY@yahoo.com. I will get some photos today, and will keep you lovely followers posted daily while we have access to this lovely coffee place with internet. Also, some journal/note excerpts to come as well. Until we meet again!