Showing posts from June, 2019

On Rental Cars:

We like to rent cars for our road trips. My husband drives stick, and his car is the nicer of the two, so it's easier to rent something that we can both drive. Admittedly, he drives more than I do, but it's nice to at least have the option to share the drive, especially on long hauls like Virginia. It's nice to not have to worry about anything going wrong. We can blast the AC and listen to Sirius/XM. We can run the hell out of a car and return it at the end of the weekend. It's a win/win.

I have a Budget and an Enterprise within spitting distance of my house, but we always drive 20 minutes to rent from the Akron/Canton Airport. Renting a car from the airport is always at least $10/day cheaper, especially when booking through a discount site.

When you book through Priceline or Hotwire, you can't reserve the car, just the car class. Sometimes, we luck out and get a fun car. Unfortunately, we also get some stinkers. Just two weeks prior, we had rented a car for ou…

Road Trip: Virginia

I first became aware of the president heads through this video from Wussy for "She's Killed Hundreds". I was absolutely fascinated by these decaying heads of our founding fathers as soon as I saw the video, so I immediately went to Google to look for more info. I knew that the director of the video was from Virginia, so I believe I looked up "abandoned president heads Virginia", and a bunch of news articles came up. From what I could tell, the presidents were sitting on private land. People would break into the property to take their coolest photos for the 'gram. I'm comfortable with light tresspassing, but full on breaking into someone's property? Nah. I'm too old for that shit. So, I resigned myself to not seeing these massive structures in person; I'd just look through Instagram tags and admire other people's shots.

Fairly recently, a woman I follow on Instagram posted photos from the heads, and mentioned that she had paid to do a ph…