Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Day 2: Arlington, DC, Richmond, Raleigh & Greensville
We started off the day with a nice breakfast with Dan, Tiff & baby Olek in Arlington, Virginia. After breakfast we took a trip over to Obama’s house. The White House doesn’t really look that big in person but anyway, he wasn’t home so we wandered around DC for a bit then started making our way to Raleigh, North Carolina. We did take a detour through Richmond, VA and I’ll just say this “Don’t stop there!” It’s kind of gangsta out there but if you do happen to go to Richmond lock the doors and stay in the car.
After our detour we ran into a really bad thunderstorm so we took a little break and started our search for the nearest bar. Our search lead us to a minor league baseball field which was closed (navigation systems suck) that failed so we just headed to Raleigh. We really had no idea what we wanted to see in Raleigh so we just pulled into the first bar we saw in the navigation system and it happen to be called the Flying Saucer. It was actually a great find if you like beer they got 100s of beers on tap and if you can drink 200 beers you can get your name on a plate on the wall. We tried to drink 200 beers but we stopped at four.
Next stop was Greenville, NC to chill with my friend Matt. We started off the night with a challenge “Who can party harder” North Carolina or New Jersey. Let’s just say Jersey hung in there and fought hard but at the end of the night NC ended up being a little too much for Jersey. We ended up going out to this Pool Hall and they had karaoke so we gave it our best and tried to sing “Santeria” and failed miserably but I think Matt has it all on video, hopefully that video never surfaces. Afterwards we headed back to the house to hang out with Max the Lion Dog and crashed.
So far today I’ve failed to drive stick 2 times. They say third times a charm.