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Saturday, August 23, 03

Sadly, this is the end. So much has changed in the last two and a half months that I don't even recognize myself. I finally got back to Ames last evening. My mother, who drove all the way to Boston to pick me up, drove the two hours to Ames and said fairwell. On the trip I had become a little homesick so this parting was a little hard. All I can say is that I love you mom. Thanks for everything.
Anyways, back to the trip and it being over. As Seager mentioned I left the Shriners hospital Saturday morning. My Aunt and Uncle, the Rushton's, live in Ashland, Mass. With them I enjoyed a driving tour of Boston and a whale watch. They also treated me to a lobster dinner, which was my first. The whale watch was, in retrospect, dismal but the rest of the day was phenomenal. I would have to say that there could have been no better way to end the summer than meeting with family.
That Sunday I hung out with the Rushtons until my mother showed up with three of my siblings, roughly 28% of them. We enjoyed each others company for the rest of the evening.

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Friday, August 22, 03

So it looks like I'm not the only slacker in the bunch. :) The plan was that we all write our final entries within a week of our arrival. That's today. And we're still missing a bunch of entries. Oh well.

It's so hard to sum up this trip and say how much all the experiences met and getting to know the other guys that I road with. When you spend day and night for 2 1/2 months with people, you learn lots of things about them. I know that I will miss everyone's antics and behaviors, things that I have gotten used to and become comfortable with.

I haven't written an entry since I was sick. Since then I've kind of been the lazy one. The caboose. I was the one who got up late and took a long time to pack and usually was the last one into town every night. In other words, I turned into what my girlfriend Amy expected me to be for the entire trip. In some ways I wish that I had been with some of the other guys, but for many reasons I kind of enjoyed my solitude and being able to stop whenever I pleased and do whatever I wanted.

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Wednesday, August 20, 03

Greetings to those of you that are still reading this. As you've probably figured out by now, we're done. We made it in to Boston on the 15th as scheduled. Mark and I made it back to Ames last Monday (the 18th) We would have liked to do an update from Boston, but no internet access presented itself. I'm currrently at a lab in Durham at Iowa State because I don't have internet access at my apartment yet.

I'm going to attempt to relate that last few days of the trip as I best remember them. Realize that it has been awhile and that I'm quickly reverting back to post roadshow habits, like sleeping, so my memory isn't as fresh as I'd like it to be.

*ahem* The last you time you heard from us, with the exception of Chris, was the night of the 13th in Ware (Where? - that joke never gets old), Massachusetts hanging out with Jack and Catchy (chillin like villains - Ozzy). I will begin the harrowing tale of the final days of the Roadshow the next morning. DUH DUH DUH!!!

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