I’d like to take a moment to recognize my favorite traveling companion, she goes everywhere with me. On road trips she rides shotgun close by my side. Each day we wake up together and make our daily commute. She’s always at my desk to help me get through my work. At the end of each day as I lie down to sleep she’s there to tuck me in. Yep, I’m not ashamed to say it, Diet Coke is the woman for me.
I finally got around to completing the Joy Ride trilogy by watching Joy Ride 3: Road Kill. Oh Rusty Nail, you’ve provided me with so much to think about concerning my upcoming (impending?) road trip. Do I buy a CB or not? Is it better to know a killer is on your tail or is blissful ignorance of your demise preferable? Should I be friendly to truck drivers or just avoid them entirely, walking through truck stops staring at the floor so as to not make eye contact? What the hell is a hockey ninja and why are they teaching truckers to kill?
I love the above quote by horror actor Robert Englund. Not only do I agree with it, I live it! I am in full-blown Halloween mode. My favorite blogger has started his annual Halloween countdown and I’m right along with him. I’ve amped up my horror watching, visited two different Halloween stores, bought the awesome flask, seen on the right, and am currently agonizing between 3 different costume options. I’ve also started looking around at the haunted house attractions that will soon be opening in the area and have recently braved the Rehoboth Beach haunted ride. So to keep in theme with horror travel I want to talk about two separate trips I’ve made to horror conventions!
This trip has become an obsession. Whenever I’m having a rough day or just need to focus my mind I find myself thinking about it. I think I’m putting more effort into this than anything else I’ve done in my life. I’ve certainly never spent more than a year on any one work project. Doing hours of research from various sources, creating dozens of maps, and constantly updating and tweaking my Google spreadsheet have created a project that far surpasses any assignment I’ve done in my undergrad or graduate work. This is why I now weigh every addition and subtraction to the trip with great deliberation. It’s also why I’m starting to feel a great loss when I remove a potential stop from the trip. This post is to highlight a few locations I will now be omitting.
For me there are really only three real holidays. Starting Dec. 26th I start looking at deals for fireworks (there are usually lots of good sales just before New Years). On Nov. 1st I’m in full Christmas mode. But here we are, pre-Christmas and post-4th. We are dead in the midst of Halloween season! I plan to review travel books and movies to help add related posts to this blog. For my first movie reviews I’m combining my love of travel with my love of horror. I recently watched the apropos Joy Ride and Joy Ride 2.