The bus departed at 3:15am and went through Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Wheeling, WV before meandering its way to my first destination: Columbus, OH. The whole trip took around 14 hours.
One thing I've been pretty worried about for this trip is food... I have no desire to subsist for 2 months on french fries and hamburgers... but today went pretty well. At an early pit stop I grabbed some ham and crackers... and even though it wasn't the best thing, at least it was recognizable food. In Pittsburgh I got a pretty basic green salad with a hard boiled egg on it... and after being on the bus for 8 hours it felt good to shove a pile of greens into my mouth.
Eventually, around 5:20pm I arrived in Columbus and my friend Laura B picked me up at the bus station. Here's some pixxx from my first day...
Columbus Greyhound Station
Crazy/nice crustie guy I met who asked me for change. When I asked to take his picture he said "Hold on! I need to drink some whiskey first!" Good dude.
The Lovely Laura B who is letting me stay in her lovely house for a few days
Later tonight Laura will be taking me to a show at Carabar where her sweet band Day Creeper is playing. I am now showered and smell less like "smelly bus" than I did a few hours ago, so I'm looking forward to the night!