By Caitlin and Jed
The Roadies – Jaitlin's road trip awards:
Best Cheap Motel: tie between Motel 6 and Microtel
Worst Motel: Super 8 Austin. Never a good sign to have 5 cop cars and several people handcuffed when you show up to your motel.
Most Essential Motel Amenity: Free Wifi
Least Essential Motel Amenity: Free breakfast (since we slept through it every time)
Top 3 Cities for Tourists: New Orleans, Savannah, and New York City
Favorite Ice Cream: Fielder's Choice - Sabbatus, ME
Best Gas Station - General Category: Love's (best magnet selection)
Best Gas Station - Bathroom Category: Pilot (big, thick walls between stalls is key)
Scariest Moment: Caitlin woke up in the middle of the night and thought a stranger was sleeping in the other bed at our motel in New Orleans. Only after waking Jed (and a brief heart attack), did we realize it was luggage, shadows, and paranoia playing a cruel trick.
The Hangover Award: Big Red Margarita, College Station, Texas
Best Spontaneous Celeb Spotting: Geraldo in full wizard gear at Harry Potter World (Jon Stewart was a close second, but loses out since it was not spontaneous)
Best Beard: 3-way tie for Eli, Dave, and Craig because beards are a pre-requisite of living in Maine
Best Catchphrase: “That would never happen in Chatham.” Refers to the idyllic life in Chatham, New Jersey
The "We Owe You Big Time" Award, You are Amazing: All of those who let us crash at their homes: Monika and Patrick Redmill, Mamie, Grandpa Harvey, Kerry Beckman, the Kasarjian Family (Chris, Kristina, Dylan and Avery), The Staff Family (Renata, Mike and Logan), Jimmy Foster, The NJ branch of the Johnson Family, Eli Leveston, Brad Wilson and our wonderful families. Thank you all SO, SO much.