Chicago to Austin
Trip Start May 15, 2004
31Trip End Aug 09, 2004
So after a few days we decided to head out. Our first stop would be Austin. I actually met Ed when we were working at a restaurant in Austin. He grew up in Chicago and had moved back a few years ago. So we thought we'd spend a night bar hopping and seeing a few of our friends.
We drove straight through to Austin in a day. This would define our trip. Lots of long drives. Neither of us had a problem with spending 20 hours in the car and crossing several states. We had gotten a free upgrade on our rental car, so it was pretty comfortable. And we needed some time to catch up. Ed's an interesting guy. I won't say much about him except that he's not like anyone else I know. And he likes to eat whiskey. And he enjoys an altered state of mind. And it's also important to point out that despite these vices, he's brilliant. And depressive. And self-destructive. And hilarious. So there's Ed summed up in three lines - two more lines than he deserves.