Yes Yes - I finally posted a trip report.....but that's further down the page...Right now I have a new mission in life!
For many years I have heard of a legend. A legend so...legendary that only the ancient ones
, the one's so old that they walked with the dinosaurs have tasted its glory. Even if you are lucky enough to find one of these ancient ones
today, they would never be able to convey their experience
What is this mystery I speak of? First some history for the blissfully ignorant. Long ago God created the world's most perfect beverage. He called it Coke. Then during the dark times, the Evil One
created a drink that would challenge the perfection of Coke, called Royal Crown
. Royal Crown
sucked. Then the people of earth created Pepsi, they actually preferred the taste of Pepsi to Coke. Then in a bold move God allowed Coke to spawn, and thus created NEW COKE
However NEW COKE was never appreciated, and hidden deep within the earth, thought by some to never be seen again.
It has been my dream to seek out a full uncontaminated can, or bottle of NEW COKE and try it myself. For many years I have searched, but without any succes. Now new evidence begins my quest once again.
For late one evening while upon Wiki-pedia, a web site that speaks only truth, and never lies I had a shocking revelation. New Coke was renamed COKE II in 1992, and continued to be sold in reclusive locations all around the world.
Aparently one of these locations is US Territory American Samoa
. My quest is to travel to this mystic land, and retrieve one of these cans myself.
According to travelocity
a plane flight to Samoa from LAX will cost me aproximately $1050, and a flight from Norfolk to LAX shall cost me $200.
Thus making the Coke II that I will purchase the most expensive soft drink ever at $1251.
Had only about 2 hours to make it from Pembroke to Patrick Henry Airport during rush hour, but through some miracle I made it on time.
The plan was to leave from Patrick Henry, and go to Cleveland. However since Patrick Henry Airport is only slightly larger then a bus station, I had to go North by Southwest through Georgia. Getting checking in was easy, and the flight was nice. Knock on wood - but I've never had any trouble traveling by air. Whats even more astonishing was that Scott and I traveled on an international flight, at Dulles, on a holiday weekend and encountered absolutely no lines whatsoever. I'm sure that miracle is up there with the parting of the Red Sea.
Hit Cedar Point. Rode the second tallest, and fastest roller coaster in the world. It launches you from 0-120 in 4 seconds, and then up a tower 410ft tall, and then vertically drops you back down. Friggin Awesome!!
The whole ride was themed to look like a dragster, and they had rock music about driving while we were in line. - Can't Drive 55 - Ahh Yeah.
Unfortunately the Millenium Force was closed - Drat and Curses!
Drove about 8 hours to arrive in Philidelphia.
Hit Wizard World PA - Played Horror Clix (demo), got Hush 612, got all Superman/Batman issues I needed, and muchos swag.
Hit Pat's King of Steaks - the original philly cheese steak. It was here that Ben and I learned of their secret - THEY SUCKED! If this craptastic cheese steak was the original I don't have a clue how they caught on. Don't be drawn in, even though they carry my name I do not endorse them heheh.
Wizard World Part II
Walked across the street to the Redding street Market. What an awesome place to eat. If your ever in Philly, skip the cheese steaks, and head here. The market is like an indoor meat and fish market, with all sorts of food stalls set up so you can grab lunch. No chains here - a very unique selection.
Did a Jillian-like place late a night. Ben and I succeeded in a CONFIDENTIAL MISSION that was of such CONFIDENTIALITY that even we didn't know the details of the CONFIDENTIAL MISSION. Scored an Over-Under Shot called a Bull Buster which consisted of Red Bull on the bottom, and Jager on top. We even got to keep the glass. I also played some weird horse breeder game, where I made a racing horse called "Love Child." Love Child lost her first race, so I had to shoot her.
Went to New Jersey.
Saw the Trenton Bridge
Went to Great Adventure. Rode the world's tallest and fastest coaster. This one launches you from 0 to 125 in 3.4 seconds, and up a tower 425ft high.
Trip Report Complete