Sunday, July 20, 2008
"The Change We Seek" Carpool Across America: Detroit, Kalamazoo, Chi-town
Sunday, July 20th:
Driving into downtown Chicago last night at 2am felt fantastic for reasons that go way beyond the obvious. Here are a few of the others in no particular order:
1) We picked up Zimrider Simon from the Detroit Metro Airport and allowed him to save him a ton of money by not having to fly to Chicago. He in turn, gave us an Austin, Texas perspective with a London twist as he lives in the former and is from the latter.
2)We finally went to the movies in Detroit to see The Dark Knight (INCREDIBLE!!) which was filmed in Chicago, making our arrival feel like we were actually in Gotham City. The overwhelming sens that we were kind of in the movie actually prompted Trevor to accurately copy The Joker (RIP Heath Ledger, whose electrifyingly scary performance deserves a posthumous Oscar for shizz) and freak Margaret out.
3)The ladies will finally get a chance to shop consciously at hot sustainable fashion boutique, Pivot, and speak with the owner Jessa who is supporting green fashion and local environmental initiatives.
4)Whilst in Chicago aka Gotham City we will be going to Barack Obama's National Headquarters which feels like we are going to Wayne Mansion/ The Batcave.
Cheers to the Chi, and getting back on the road to hit Omaha, Nebraska a little earlier than 2am...