-Bugsy

You're viewing the original Hometown Invasion Tour website as it appeared when launched in 2006. Back then, a site built with tables and flash was commonplace. A few changes were made, but it appears as it did eleven years ago. A modern and responsive version is in the works.

See what I've been up to for the last ten years at www.bugsy.me

Browse: AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY

Your town!
Daily Fruit
Q&A
About
Press
Contact

Jeep
Jeep is a registered trademark
of DaimlerChrysler

Where else to find me:
Flickr
Facebook


50 State Road Trip
View Large Map


50 States
100+ Households
375 Days
1251 Gallons of gas
29,403 Miles

Some Photos: (Over 2300!)
Rice the Squirrel
Random Photo
Photo Archive

Latest Blogs: (437 total)
Random Blog
Blog Archive
Jun 30 - Networking and More
Jun 8 - 141 Gas Stations
May 26 - Daily Fruit 2.0
May 8 - 624 Days in a Duffel Bag
Apr 30 - Bickering About Gas Prices
Apr 16 - We Are All Hokies
Mar 25 - A Small World
Feb 25 - Power to the T-Shirt
Feb 11 - Published in JPG Magazine
Feb 11 - 4 Best Bars in the United States

Daily Fruit

Florida Milestone


Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 from Tampa, Florida

There have been some big milestones on the trip and I’ve reached one of the biggest here in Tampa, FL. It’s not because it’s the 31st state or because there’s just one corner of the country left to see. It’s because I made it to my good friend Heather’s place.

A year ago I was finishing my last week of college and getting ready to graduate. Through August I was working at Kresge Art Museum at MSU as the web designer. Heather was my boss and an awesome friend. At the same time I was leaving for my trip she and her husband Jason were moving to Florida.

From the day I first revealed my “big plan” to Heather she was one of the most supportive and encouraging people. She had nothing but faith in me pulling it off the entire time. Every day at work we would bounce ideas back and forth. In the end she would become responsible for giving a title to the trip.

When I found out Heather was moving to Florida I told her right away that I would be swinging by when I get in the area. I didn’t know how long it would take or what state it would be, but 31 states later and almost 8 months I made it. It has come a very long ways since those early days when Heather and I first started to brainstorm.

Blog Date Posted: Apr 25, 2007 | 237 words | comments 2 Comments
Comment by Rocky
From Tampa, FL

Arrgg! Why didn't you swing by? I could have had some pasty's cooking and everything. Are you coming back this way?

Comment by Linda Tynon
From Nebraska City, NE

Buggsy, I called my friend Paula in Key West. We worked together for the Delta Connection there and traveled alot together. I told her you were in town and she said she would be glad to show you around. Her cell phone is 305-240-1320. She is a massage therapist and lots of fun too. Linda