Monday, September 26, 2011

Road Trip Blogathon - What to expect

What should you expect out of the Road Trip Blogathon?

That's a good question. There's actually a whole lot planned and plenty more unplanned that will undoubtedly happen once we're on the road. But for now, here are some of the things you can expect in no particular order and totally subject to change.


Expect an awesome road trip playlist.
Lyndsay B. is putting together a list of our favorite songs and artists and we're still taking suggestions. Leave some in the comments if you'd like.

Expect plenty of coffee consumption.
We've got at least three stops designated for coffee. We're grabbing an early morning cup of joe at Little Bit of Seattle in Waukomis. Once we're in OKC we're headed straight to Coffee Slingers for a cupping -- a sort of coffee tasting -- that we'll be sure to catch and share on video. We'll also be ending the evening with more coffee as well as gourmet cupcakes from Cuppies & Joe before heading back to Enid.

Expect some good, local food.
We're starting off right with breakfast at Wee Too. If you're in Enid, you should definitely consider coming out to send us off on our trip. We'll stop for lunch in Okarche at Eischen's, Oklahoma's oldest bar, for some of their famous fried chicken. Dinner in OKC is still up in the air, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments. Just remember to keep it local.

Expect some great photos.
Kayla Joy Photography will be the official photographer of the Road Trip Blogathon. She'll be capturing the trip every step of the way. She did a great job with the last Blogathon and I'm sure we'll see some more of her quality work. Be sure to check out her blog as well: kaylajoyphotography.blogspot.com

Expect some cool sightseeing.
There are a few must-see spots on our list although I expect we'll find more as we traverse down Highway 81. One place we have to stop at will be in El Reno to see the Guardian of the Mother Road. It's a giant mural out on the side of the road created by the Public Arts Project 66. Check out some photos on Facebook. And we'll also be looking out for some of the more comical sights like the giant rooster car out in front of Rooster's Honky Tonk and Chicken Shack in Hennessey.

Expect plenty of blogging.
I'm going to do my best to share all the photos and videos and reflections with regular updates right on Follow Eric. I'll also be opening it up again to other bloggers who want to join in. This time around the topic will be "Favorite Road Trip Memory." So if you've got a blog and would like to write up a little something on that day, let me know either in the comments or emailing eric(at)followeric.com. And of course, I'll also be updating on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and streaming video occasionally via Ustream. These are all services you can easily access from your computer and most cellphones so there's no excuse not to tune in from time to time come October 15th!

Expect something unexpected: Eric getting a tattoo.
When we're hanging out at the Plaza District one of the first places we'll be hitting up will be No Regrets Tattoo. We'll be meeting up with Ashley Smith for a tattoo appointment.

Alright, before you freak out, it's nothing permanent. In fact, it's just a harmless little temporary tattoo in the shape of a QR code that links to FollowEric.com:
See? Nothing to be afraid of. In fact, I'm getting a whole pack of them if you want one!

This trip is going to be a lot of fun and I hope you're starting to get a feel for just how much we've got planned to share with all of you. Now do me a favor and go to the Facebook event page and RSVP so I know you'll be tuning in during the Blogathon. Thanks!

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