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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2015, 9:23 PM


So I am finally home here in Colorado. I'm glad to be here. It's been a long drive from Sarasota, FL. Here is basically the route I took.


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Friday, July 31st


So for the first day, I was finishing up some packing. I unfortunately dropped a heavy box of books on my foot but I was able to finish around 5pm. I got the cats round up and into the cap of the truck and headed off. Since I got started so late, I didn't get very far, I stopped just short of the Georgia border, still a 5-6 hour drive. Since I was trying to save money on the trip, I slept in the driver's seat and the cats slept on the floor and in the passenger seat or on the dash.

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Saturday, August 1st



I got up early the next morning and started driving. It was a foggy Georgia morning. Let me as, Atlanta traffic, WTF is Atlanta traffic?! X-X It's so crazy! lol I got closer to TN, I was getting into the Appalachians and Smokey Mountains. It was a nice change from Florida forests and FLAT environments. I had the phone on a cord around my neck and pressed a button via a cord plug in to take photos. Here is the River! :D

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The mountains and rocks are really cool too! All the vines and roots. Thankfully there was a lot of places to pull off for some quick photos!

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However there was a large accident and traffic got backed up. XD I took the chance for some photos as we crawled along. It took 55 minutes for 6 miles! x-x

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Miso and Salem were very good and behaved pretty much the whole time. Made my life easier. I got to Clarksville, TN to visit my dad and brother who I haven't seen in a while. My brother I haven't seen in about 4 years. It was really nice to see him again. We all went out to a nice dinner then went home and had some time talking and watched TV. I got to sleep in a bed, it was awesome.

Sunday, August 2nd


In the morning we went out to eat at IHOP, and I got some Swedish crepes. I LOVE them. We played with their cats when we got back too. Their cats are so cute. eue

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Afterwards I left and headed for Kansas City or Tokepka, whichever I could make it to that day with only 7-8 hours of drive time.

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Monday, August 3rd


So I woke up in Lawerence, KS and had a slow start compared to other mornings. I'd slept in the truck again and it wasn't comfy. lol From there, I simply drove to Denver along I-70 and jumped onto I-25 North to Loveland. I got home about 8pm around sunset. WE had dinner and I stayed up watching TV before I crashed. XD


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So now that I am here at home, I am working on making money to get a new tablet. I'll hopefully have it within a week or two. Until then, I'll be doing some traditional commissions. Later guys, I need some sleep. XD

-Ahkward-


  • Listening to: Dan Gibson
  • Drinking: Genmai tea
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:iconspiritofthwwolf:
SpiritofthwWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back! We need to do lunch some time and catch up!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you still in Greeley?
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:iconspiritofthwwolf:
SpiritofthwWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never was in Greeley. :XD: But yes, I am still in Loveland, so close enough!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I could never remember where people lived except Brady and Tyler. XD
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:iconspiritofthwwolf:
SpiritofthwWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, no worries. :XD:
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
That had to be a loooonnnnnngggggggg trip, but I'm glad your cats behaved for you^^
Let me know if you want to hang out (weekends would be easiest for me).
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It was a long trip. XD Yeah, I agree the weekend would be easiest. I'm hoping to meet LucidKitsune next weekend (not this coming one), would you want to come with me? I have a temporary car for now that I'm borrowing from my grandparents.
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
I could probably come next weekend, I will be moving but if it's just for a few hours then that should be fine.  Where do they live?
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
We decided to meet up in Loveland, the Dazbog by the Kenpo studio actually. XD
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Ok, that'd be easy for me to meet at.  Do you know what time?
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Saturday at about 11 at the Dazbog by the Kenpo studio.
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:iconfarunderheaven:
farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Ok, I have to be in Estes by 2 for a birthday thing for my dad (it kind of came up suddenly), so I'll hang out for a couple hours.
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EerieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh traffic XD congrats on making it to Colorado safely :)
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Traffic is annoying sometimes. lol
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EerieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes? XD
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WildWolvess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
<3 back in the Rockies i see. best place to call home. Love it here. 
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
YES! The Rockies! <3
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:iconwildwolvess:
WildWolvess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
YUS! i live in Oregon, a born Oregonian we sit at the edge of the rockies but in Jan. im going to be moving to Missoula ,MA! lOVE THE ROCKIES
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that's a HUGE change. XD Literally the other side of the country.
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WildWolvess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Oops typo what I ment to say is,that in early 2016 I'm moving from Oregon.My home state and going deeper into the Rockies to go to school in Missoula MT.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! lol That's even better. XD I hear Montana is a nice place. Lots of wide open spaces.
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WildWolvess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
In some areas yeah it is kinda open sometimes to open, wide open plains / ocean  like landscapes kinda make me feel uncomfortable. 

But in Western Montana near Missoula there are high mountains and small valleys and pine coverd hills/mountains. 
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OboieTheDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool pictures and great job driving that far! Yes, Atlanta traffic is insane. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Atlanta traffic was some of the worst in the whole trip. x-x
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OboieTheDragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not surprised XD
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, you got home! Good job getting there safely, I hope that other than the traffic you had no problems! How long will you be staying in Colorado?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I did get home. I'm so happy to be home. ouo

I'll be here at least through October. I don't know if I'll be moving out of it or into my own place here.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OwO I see~
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Ahhh welcome home!!! :D I really enjoyed your pictures, I love road trips! (Perhaps not sleeping in a uhaul though, but the rest of it looks nice xD) Your kitties are so cute. All logng drives should be completed with a kitty in your lap. So well behaved, too! I would be so stressed out driving that far with my kitties :<  How in the world did you take a pic of yourself in front of the border? xD  Awesome though, I bet you were stoked :D 

PS extra Lucid points for Broncos shirt xD  
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
There happened to be another family there taking pictures, so I took one of them and they took one of me. XD My cats did so amazingly well! I'm so proud of them.

Aha, yes, I had to wear it. XD
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Happy-Tanuki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I never made such a long trip in a car! (Furthest like 3h30)
It must have been something. I'm happy your cats behaved. I don't know how mine would have reacted to such a long ride. X)
You made it safely and you saw your family so that's great :3
And now you're homeee. Take care and get some rest :3
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I drove about 6-9 hours a day and about 500 miles a day. It was pretty long, but I come from a family of truck drivers, so long hours in a truck are something I'm used to. XD I am very happy to be home and my new tablet should be here within two or three days! :D
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Happy-Tanuki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg it's like a whole job in itself XD But it's done! No more moving, right? (At least for a while!)
Nice for the tablet but no-nice for the credit! =o
At least it's a good one.
I still have my bamboo but I don't really use it since it takes me forever to do anything on photoshop ._.
It always takes me forever, it's no the tablet's fault XD
Anyways~
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa heck, that was a far journey. Glad to hear You had a nice ride and arrived safely. That's also good to hear Your cats were doing fine during the ride, I see Miso used You as a bed c: She saw her chance and she tuhk it c:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
mH, it was pretty long. lol Yes, Miso LOVES to sleep in my lap or on my back if she gets a chance.
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aahaha she is so adorable :3
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad you and the cats made it safe.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes me too, I worried most for them since I  know being in a truck is hard. x-x They did so well, so proud.
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
They looked like they enjoyed the adventure from your photos. I'm glad they did so well.
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just in Loveland a couple weeks ago when I was in Colorado. xD
Glad that you had a safe drive!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah man! Let me know if you ever come back. x-x
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Wazzlecoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats one hell of a drive! Glad you made it safe! 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I was, but I'm so relieved to be home.
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space-hail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry you had to experience Atlanta traffic. It's a mess.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It is! I didn't think it'd be that bad. The main thing was the exit I needed kept changing from left side to right side XD
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Hawkpath-tail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome home, ahk! Glad you had a good drive and nice trip!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It for sure was neat to see the landscape change over the course of a few days.
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you've made it!  Must've been an adventure with the cats in tow XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It certainly was, they were so behaved though.
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Nfinite-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awwww yes, I remember the drive I made from Washington to Oklahoma, it was fun!
Glad you made it there safely<3
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