This picture, this whole adventure, wouldn't have been possible were it not for the Dtoid community. Thank you.
Back in June I decided to pack all my earthly belongings into my truck and head from Toledo, Ohio across the country to Portland, Oregon. I put out the call to my fellow Dtoiders, letting them know I would be very grateful for a place to lay my head on the way. In pure Dtoid fashion, they delivered in spades. Mr. Gobbldigook (Sam) was on his way from Boston to Seattle, so he jumped in with me and off we went!
First stop we had was lunch just past Chicago with these two gentlemen. That's falsenipple and ChillyBill. We stopped at Gameworks for some food and drinks, and Chillybill gave me an awesome ass TARDIS coffee mug as a house warming gift.
Heading out from there, our next stop was in Iowa, where member PoopfaceMorty offered us his place for the night.
I think he just wanted his brofist badge.
We hung out for a night, he made us a pizza, and we watched some Game of Thrones. It was a nice night.
The next day was fucking brutal. BRUTAL. It was the beginning of this summer's heat wave, and my truck had no air conditioning. However, Sam and I trudged through the heat and made a stop to deliver a brofist badge to ProlificDream.
It was at this point we started referring to ourselves as the Brofist Badge Delivery Service.
We pushed on that day and night into Denver, where we stayed with a friend of mine I used to bartend with(Thanks Connor Brown!). While there, we met up with PappaDukes for lunch. Motherfucker was one of the chillest dudes I've ever met. If I ever make it out to Denver again, this dude is going to be the first one I call.
We also spent a night out with ShadoKatRegn. I don't think we have any pictures of that, but she bought most of our drinks in a dueling piano bar. As I am sure you can guess, it was a great night. She's also one of the people responsible for the great co-op game SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance
so you should go check that out!
From Denver, we made our way to Tempe, AZ to stay with Dtoid writer and community member Dexter345 (or as you may know him on the front page, Darren Nakamura). Again, I can't find any pictures of this, but him and Sam got down on some Spelunky and we got to cool down from the road. His wife had just baked some cookies and they both treated us awesome.
From there we went to Las Vegas with a stop at the Grand Canyon on the way. I have to say, if you've never seen the Grand Canyon, you should at least once in your life. You simply cannot
grasp how immense it is unless you see it with your own eyes. It's awe inspiring.
Once in Vegas we found out that the bars never closed and drank enough to make them regret that. We did head to the strip and Fremont Street for a night, but not much happened. Fremont Street is pretty trashy, and on the strip I was offered cocaine at least once every block. Sadly, I hadn't worked that into my travel budget. We were lucky enough to stay with my cousin Dave for a few nights, so Dave, if you read this, thank you so much.
From there we went to L.A. where we stayed with the inexplicably internet famous Gobun.
Who am I kidding? I love the retard.
DanlHaas and Ruckus even drove up from San Diego to meet us there!
We drank a bunch, walked to McDonald's, and partied on the roof until the neighbor yelled at us a bunch. The next morning after breakfast we shoved off for the next destination.
We encountered some trouble on this leg, but it's not much of a story to tell. It did set us behind a day though. We were supposed to stay with Hamza in San Francisco for a night, but the delay threw us off. Still, thanks the offer Hamza!
We made it to Portland in one piece. Sam caught his bus to Seattle in the nick of time. Journey's end.
I know this is late, and I know it's not very detailed. Truth is that I set out on a huge life changing journey, and I did it relatively late in life. In a time when I had no idea what was ahead of me, I knew that I had my Dtoid family to count on. I can never really thank all of you enough for letting us rest, or just sharing a moment with us on the way. If you ever need anything, and you know I mean anything
, don't hesitate in the slightest to contact me, and I'll do all I can.
I love you Destructoid. You truly are better people here.