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Daily fruit is a journal I've been keeping for several years. I wasn't going to let this trip interrupt five years of Daily Fruit, and I know that a lot of highly inspirational fruit will come out of this trip. To explain it... all it is a few words from the day to sum it up, inspire me, or anything else. A few words a day goes a long ways, keeps the doctor away. View the entire Daily Fruit archive.
Oct 8, 2007
one last banana.
from all good things.
six years and one day.
i ate, i slept, between all of that i made a few good things happen, and this is how i told my story.
Sep 13, 2007
with greater age comes greater appreciation.
the first book request and not enough time in southern indiana.
Sep 11, 2007
i know i’ve been here before, but for a year i’ve had the feeling that i never have.
Sep 8, 2007
never doubt plan b.
exactly one year out of michigan.
the most anticipated day of the year.
Sep 6, 2007
alaska is the one state that everyone u.s. citizen needs to visit in his or her lifetime.
Sep 3, 2007
the amount of rain and amount of work accomplished have always seemed to have a direct relationship.
Aug 22, 2007
upside down at more miles per hour than i can count and sadly it feels as though i just can’t handle it like i used to.
Aug 18, 2007
i’ll be coming around indy when i come, i’ll be coming around indy when i come, i’ll be watching ballet and enjoying chihuly, i’ll be coming around indy when i come.
Aug 15, 2007
one month to go.
spider throwing contest.
making history with another first, banana split style.
you can’t become too attached to a business venture.
Aug 13, 2007
i believe, and greatly fear, that my large red duffle bag that has been with me for many months is starting to smell like a hockey bag, and believe me i know what a hockey bag smells like.
Aug 12, 2007
go to hawaii for mexican food, ohio for a philly cheese steak, oregon for a rocky mountain oyster, and wyoming for a pasty.
Aug 7, 2007
a daily journal coming up on its sixth birthday, it might be time for a break, it has become only a chore in the background.
Aug 2, 2007
i’m so confused with your life, it hurts my face.
i want to be a garbage man because i’ll make one hundred dollars.
Aug 1, 2007
that’s pretty awesome.
i hve a lot of songs that make me think of what you must think to be you thinking of me
Jul 31, 2007
andy warhol meets chuck entertainment meets my first ever experience with cotton candy.
Jul 27, 2007
i walked in on a bunch of boxes and found myself among boxers, or did i say that already.
Jul 19, 2007
you need to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.
and sometimes people don’t know where you’ve been or where you’re going.
Jul 16, 2007
fifteen dollar ride that wasn’t really close to the ride of my life, but it was a must thing to do, a nice waterfall and a little jealousy of swimming talents, and topped where hasn’t this car been.
Jul 12, 2007
kevin is the new justin.
or if you want to spend the day on the beach, there is some nice two-legged scenery.
Jul 4, 2007
my most anticipated fourth of july has been worth every minute of waiting and every drop of rain.
Jun 27, 2007
the first few says it all.
it only takes three minutes to make it to dunkin donuts when you’re in rhode island.
Jun 15, 2007
yippie kay ye is ridonculous.
dream by dream it’s a fairytale.
arrive by night, depart by morn.
Jun 9, 2007
ah, the contrast of wander lust.
six flavors of ice cream in five days, finally my trip is back on track.
May 31, 2007
he who lives well in turn writes well.
not only is my cake not even in the oven, i don’t even have the recipe.
May 28, 2007
mmm dreaming of dump cake, wait that’s not a dream, it’s three in the morning and i really do smell dump cake.
May 25, 2007
short, but concentrated.
van bowling the dolemite king.
the ambition is worth mor than the knowledge.
May 21, 2007
my goods are deffective.
sometimes you have to go west to go east.
just because i can tie my shoes doesn’t make me logical.
May 20, 2007
check out the biltmore on her.
jealousy and intimidation meets vicariously.
conversation of a lifetime where only a handfull of people in the country could sit in and truly get it.
May 19, 2007
the tomato potato guy.
atlanta takes a hit from kristin, the world gets a thumbs up, and the brain starts ticking.
May 18, 2007
the tomato potato guy.
just because you have a ferrari doesn’t mean you can pass me, just because you have a ferrari doesn’t mean you can pass me, just because you have a ferrari doesn’t mean you can pass me, just because you have a ferrari doesn’t mean you can pass me, just because you have a ferrari doesn’t mean you can pass me.
May 17, 2007
don’t forget the chicken.
what’s a what’s a what is a photo.
potato pizza and a big spoon of brownie mix, add another pound.
there’s more than one reason it was totally the best golf cart ride ever.
May 10, 2007
dozens of people i would hang out with if i could only stay put.
the dream, the magic, it can be found elsewhere, but wow those are big ears.
May 9, 2007
the first catch is the biggest catch when you roll with the invasion, well, let’s hope not all the time.
May 7, 2007
i’ll be enrolling right now, thank you, and if you’d like to go on a date later tonight that’d be great.
May 4, 2007
yes ma’am, i’ll have two scoops of energy and a scoop of inspiration in a regular waffle cone please.
Apr 30, 2007
and in the keys…
and onward, to the southern most.
will there ever be a last long drive, probably not, and there’s always home.
Apr 27, 2007
yeah, i’m the guy in the yellow shirt, amonst all the black.
a day of experience equals a day of work, that means i’m more days behind than i am ahead and depending on my memory.
Apr 24, 2007
the florida milestone is complete, encourage and give confidence and those around you will accomplish great things.
Apr 19, 2007
you’re not photogenic at all.
you’re kind of creepy up close.
you should teach at the school of bugsyology, you’d really like it there.
Apr 14, 2007
the wussification of america.
i better climb mount everest in the next forty-eight years, or else i’ll have another foot to climb.
Apr 12, 2007
what does that mean, i only own half the dictionary and pretentious is in the half i don’t own.
just making sure you emptied everything out of the thought box, i like to make sure i shake it all out i don’t like to leave a single froot loop at the bottom of the box.
Apr 5, 2007
food, munchies, eating, ate, eats.
i’m grabbing this dream by the horns and making it come true, this is the greatest day as a spartan and it’s about to get better in two days.
Mar 31, 2007
of course i would rather be at the bottom of the barrel, c’mon sweety, everyone knows that diamonds don’t float.
Mar 29, 2007
are there any stores where a fellow can buy a new knee around here, a left one to be precise.
Mar 27, 2007
are there any stores where a fellow can buy a new ear around here, a left one to be precise.
Mar 23, 2007
you can do better than leaving louisiana on a good note, you can leave it on a crawfish pie.
Mar 19, 2007
when it rains it pours, y’know.
darn, turns out that was just a tease.
not knowing if i’m going to have a place to sleep tonight or the next say is one of the more stressful feelings i’ve ever known.
Mar 18, 2007
oh alright, not a problem, my luck was just a day short, i guess that’s not a big deal.
Mar 14, 2007
red hair, had an advertising class with my roomate, love to take pictures.
who ever draws a picture of the last thing i photographed wins a new car.
Mar 13, 2007
all you need to do is sustain it until your heart’s content.
i’ve got news for you sweetheart and you might not like it, you’re just too cool for school.
my favorite thing to do now is drive, an open road where i have no destination and no schedule, when i have a family of my own we’re going to take afternoon drives to nowhere everyweekend, afternoon drives to nowhere.
Mar 12, 2007
these windows are crying.
when i saw the scuff marks on the ceiling and wondered how they got there, it made me think of some more topics for you.
Mar 11, 2007
is that a yahtzee in your pocket or are you just happy to see me.
there has never been a creative thinker who thinks he or she is not a creative thinker.
Mar 2, 2007
if i only had as much room as a dorm room, that would be like a mansion compared to living in a car.
Mar 1, 2007
society was different at that time, but love wasn’t any different.
it’s on, it’s off, it’s on, it’s off, that’s just part of the trip, not a big deal, i see it all the time.
Feb 28, 2007
a single postcard can change a life.
i’m a regular window shopper at the road trip store.
my mind is a pretty little mess, and i love it just that way.
i can’t skateboard like i used to, but i’ll be doing kickflips until i’m eighty.
Feb 27, 2007
it’s an honor to meet you i just wanted to shake your hand.
i’m hoping i can influence a country (or a world) to look beyond just seeing someone as a stranger.
Feb 23, 2007
aww now you’re two fruits in one day.
no, it’s the red that just screams for a photograph.
Feb 22, 2007
this is awesome and not the generic awesome, but the very strong awesome that focuses on the awe.
Feb 21, 2007
the first email.
nothing is harder than motivating action.
how often does it happen that someone dials the wrong number, and the person who answers has the same name as the person you were trying to call.
Feb 17, 2007
shawshank redemption, pizza, live music with a chai tea, cold stone, and indiana jones, that’s what i call a good night.
Feb 15, 2007
the coolest valentines box ever.
the home of a college coffee shop, but this one is for you.
boring is not a characteristic of locations and places and towns, it is a characteristic of people.
Feb 14, 2007
spending valentine’s day in the back of a police car, the best tour i’ve ever had of a city.
Feb 11, 2007
the u.s. map will never look the same to me, it will always be bursting with images and memories in every corner.
Feb 10, 2007
know what it’s like to try and stuff that last pair of jeans into a full duffel bag, where you have to zip each side up to try and get it in there and stuff it hard in as you think the zipper is about to bust. that’s exactly how my brain feels with information and awe on this trip as I try to stuff more and more in without getting a bigger duffel bag and just hoping that the zipper won’t break and can hold it all, c’mon brain you can do it.
Feb 6, 2007
the icicles are melting, bring out the shorts.
thanks for the packages, no really, it means a lot.
Feb 4, 2007
my sister town.
is that a commercial in your pocket or are you just happy to see me.
how about that rain, isn’t there a football game going on somewhere too.
Jan 19, 2007
i jeep road trips.
tonight i learned that rubber gloves are swift, cigarette burns are witty, cacti are silent, and glazed donuts are more irresistible than freedom.
Jan 17, 2007
you know how there are those certain words that you remember exactly where or when you learned them, i learned the word desperate from watching the movie home alone.
Jan 15, 2007
jackass two, star wars, master and commander, little miss sunshine, ant bully, crank, animal, forest gump, lord of the rings.
Jan 12, 2007
fresh off the fruit press.
as long as everyone knows where the fruit originated.
want to write my blog for me tonight, just write some random stuff about mesa verde, the four corners, and my new host family.
Jan 9, 2007
it may be twenty years before i truly discover the meaning of this trip, and also, never in my life will i be able to summarize this year in my life.
Jan 7, 2007
my life is a series of projects.
i tried to be different and found it to be a waste of time.
but he tells everyone that, i’m just the gullible one who decides to believe it.
Jan 2, 2007
a big bridge, a bigger dam, and a whole lot of lights, a day without story, but with lots of visual evidence.
Jan 1, 2007
a brand new morning, day, week, month, and year, to start with new health, new adventure, and new friends, it’s going to be a year to remember.
Dec 31, 2006
chaos from afar where the only thing is a little relaxation, and on the side a whole lot to look forward to in a brand new year, oh yeah, and that celebration thingy.
Dec 25, 2006
christmas on the road, hundreds and hundreds of miles from home, but with kind people to take me in.
Dec 21, 2006
check that goal off the list, and while you’re at it can somebody get her phone number.
Dec 16, 2006
rad, sweaters, ski boots, greasy hair, mustaches, and the most gnarly group of brothers in the world.
well that’s sort strange, a los angeles song pops up out thousands, and oh yeah, wait, i’m in los angeles, and catch this, tracy comes on while drive on chapman road, nifty beans.
Dec 12, 2006
one cocoa puff please.
would you rather be beavered.
i’ll have that supersized and can i get the seasoned for sixty-nine cents more.
Dec 10, 2006
progress, something that i made when you’re not being told to do this or that and everything else.
Dec 9, 2006
one slice at a time.
ah yes, i remember how to drive.
blissed and gone from navy and above.
Nov 29, 2006
writing from thirty-nine thousand miles high.
my greatest accomplishment, but with more to come.
Nov 23, 2006
thanksgiving with strangers, that’s how some people look at it, turns out it’s thanksgiving with a dozen new friends.
Nov 22, 2006
a little trouble never hurt anyone, except for that one, and that one, and all those other people over there.
Nov 19, 2006
walking, slower, and slower, and slower, but who thought in a million years this is how i would meet people from my hometown years down the road.
Nov 17, 2006
this stuff is huge, gigantic, enormous, and all i could ever want since i was a little kid, one dream and destination come true.
Nov 15, 2006
my taste of what they call reality.
my taste of not having to think all day.
my taste of what they call rocky mountain oysters.
random acts of kindness have never been so huge.
Nov 10, 2006
hey, those are my parents, how do i drive all the way to seattle and see pictures of my parents.
Nov 9, 2006
that really makes me want some stuff. well, thanksgiving is coming soon and that means lots of stuff-ing.
Nov 5, 2006
grrr i could fall in love with this girl if i look over at her one more time. and she doesn’t even know it, isn’t that crazy.
Oct 30, 2006
the best worst day ever, but the worst part only lasted for a shor time, stupid hamburger, you defeated me.
Oct 28, 2006
what do you get when you put seven college kids together dressed in green from head to toe, you get gangrene, oops, i mean gang green.
Oct 24, 2006
killer combo reunion.
let me guess, you saw a sprinkled frosted doughnut get run over by a fourty year old guy driving a powerwheels.
Oct 20, 2006
i put it on twenty-four hours this day.
the ‘L’ made a right hand.
pitty potty party.
Oct 18, 2006
i’ve never seen a speed table.
how come ya take ‘dem girls to da picture show, but ya take us to da gravel pit.
Oct 17, 2006
they were reguttering.
i wish i knew how to burp.
jennifer love hewitt, i saw you on jay leno tonight and i have to say i have a huge crush on you.
Oct 11, 2006
no fair, i want to be googleable.
stranger or potential friend, half empty or half full, weren’t all your friends strangers once.
i have never heard of someone to die from a moment of silence, and until then i’m not going to worry about it.
Oct 9, 2006
i would kill two bulls and a rabbit for something like that.
i’d like to say that my pen was inspired, but i just can’t say that when typing.
Oct 8, 2006
hey baby, i’m one half bugsy and three quarters sexy, that’s right, that’s an extra quarter of sexy, and you can spend it anyway you want.
Oct 5, 2006
i understand how close people can get in a few days, and i’m not surprised that there were a few drops, it’s a pretty cool thing.
Sep 28, 2006
chinese heaven or floor twenty seven.
i’m enjoying one big glorious bite of the world and taking a long time to swallow.
Sep 27, 2006
you may have your twenty-five million reasons mr. football player, but all i need is one or two.
Sep 22, 2006
i don’t like the phrase “supposed to,” it’s just not necessary, unless you’re supposed to eat ice cream, that’s acceptable.
Sep 21, 2006
it doesn’t matter where you go, the locals always think that their weather is the most bizarre weather around.
Sep 14, 2006
this has become an unexpected learning experience.
peanut butter on a jelly sandwich, i must be going crazy.
Sep 12, 2006
is that a camera in your jacket or are you just happy to see me.
i’m not even barking, i’m in the middle of the desert, there’s not a tree in site.
Sep 11, 2006
strawberry oreo custard.
let’s relate to each other during our everyday lives.
there’s a lot bigger picture that needs to be looked at here outside of museums and tours, which i knew going into this, but have to dig harder to discover.
Sep 9, 2006
most people are fake.
animals are better than people.
artificial colors and flavorings are bad for you.
Sep 7, 2006
if you’re staying with different people and cultures does that mean you have to eat bugs.
Sep 4, 2006
imagine if quilting season was only two weeks long.
an elderly husband says to his wife… if you die doing what you love to do you’re going to die talking.
Sep 2, 2006
on the road again, or at least for the very first time which will be again, again, and again.