January 24, 2021

Proletariatâ„¢ Travel: Day 1: Boston, MA to Washington D.C. | 493 miles@55mph

You never realize how many guardian angels you have until you take a 26-year-old RV that has been sitting for 2 years as someone’s personal storage unit, and drive it 493 miles without stopping…through Boston, NYC, and Washington, D.C., in heavy traffic.

Let’s just say the cats were not as excited as us. The memory of screaming cats for the first few hundred miles still wakes me up at night in a cold sweat.

Did I not mention that Leslie and I brought our two cats on our cross-country journey? Hell yeah we did!

So this was one of the farthest day drives we did on the whole trip. We were in a rush for Leslie to speak at UVA in Charlottesville, but there’s always time to stop at Cracker Barrel. This was where we realized there was a massive hole in our roof, which became even more awesome a few hours later when we hit torrential rains in Washington, D.C. Thanks El Nino!

The best thing about waking up in an abandoned Wal-Mart parking lot at 3AM saoking wet is when you realize you just paid the good people of Midas $500 to tell you that absolutely NOTHING was wrong with the mighty 1985 Toyota Dolphin Rv. Nothing at all! Especially the fact that a BUNGEE CORD was holding up one of our two rear shock absorbers and 2 of the 4 rear tires were completely flat and the rest were cracked and old. Is this the Midas Touch? No lube and covered in sand? Thanks guys!

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