Picking up where we left off: after Chicago we headed to classmate Stacey Bishop’s house in Reading, Ohio (just outside Cincinnati). When we arrived, we did some much needed laundry and chowed down on some Skyline Chili Coneys and Mrs. Bishop’s family recipe barbecue. After dinner we headed to the “Festival in Sycamore,” where Stacey’s uncle – who’s a local town trustee – gave each of us a few free drink tickets and we got to see the Guess Who! After a few beers and some dancing, we were about ready to head back to the house and hit the sack. In the morning, we ate some pancakes and goetta (some kind of delicious Cincinnati-German sausage stuff) and were on our way.
|We were greeted by Stacey with her mom and brother|
|Build your own Coneys!|
|I friggin' love chili dogs|
|The guess who would go on later that night|
|Matt cut a few rugs|
|Out front with the Bishops|
After Stacey’s, we headed to John Fleming’s home outside Rochester, New York to hit our last state of the trip. We chilled in John’s backyard while his parents made us a whole mess of food, and a few of us spent some time cooling down in the pool after dinner. After the pool, we shared a few growlers from some local craft brewery before heading to bed. This late into the trip: we’re all starting to get a little tired, so our bedtime’s been getting earlier and earlier.
|Tucker is the biggest golden retriever I've ever seen|
|Mr. Fleming made these jalapeno-cheese-bacon wrapped things. They were pretty much awesome.|
|Us with John. Also, beer.|
From John’s, we only had to drive about an hour to the next classmate, Sean Doran’s house, east of Rochester. We happened to arrive on Sean’s first day of work, so during the day we hung out with Sean’s family and spent some time at Lake Ontario until Sean got home from work. When Sean got back, we caught up and shot some pool, and then ate and awesome pulled-pork dinner. After, we played some Cranium and watched some Netflix with Sean and his sister, Mary.
|Mr. Professional getting home from his first day of work|
|Pulled Pork Sandwiches|
|Right before Kyle and I beat the pants off everybody at Cranium|
|With the Dorans. Sean had work early, so we used a poster of him instead.|