Epic Road Trip 2011

Epic Road Trip 2011

I know what you are thinking. Wait just one quick second here.  How can a road trip be EPIC? Isn’t travel and adventure all about hopping on a plane to remote parts of the globe?

Oh, you could not be more wrong.  Check this out –

3600 Miles

9 Days

2 Guys

1 Dog

………………wait, a DOG?!?


Our Epic Road Trip 2011 came to a close on Saturday, March 12th, 2011.

The trip included 15 states, 3 different Mardis Gras celebrations, 2 fires, 1 death, 0 traffic violations, 3 oceans, $17 in toll charges, countless bridges, 1 tunnel and tons of memories.

440 pictures were taken, 174 made the cut, and over the next few posts, I will use these photos to tell you the story of #epicroadie2011.

Join me, won’t you?


Justin Hamlin

Justin Hamlin is the founder of <a href="http://www.justinhamlin.com">Get Busy Livin'</a>, a blog founded on collaboration and story telling, dedicated to inspiring himself and others to get busy living their lives. He is a writer, photographer, computer nerd, story teller and world traveler. He calls New York home when him and his wife are not hunting down adventure, exploring the east coast or jet setting around the world. You can follow Justin on <a href="http://www.justinhamlin.com">Get Busy Livin'</a>, <a href="http://www.twitter.com/justinhamlin">Twitter</a> or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/GetBusyLivin">Facebook</a>.

  • Bryan

    Awesome post! Will definitely stay tuned.

    • Wish we could have spent more time with you guys, but glad you dropped by and read the quick post. The remainder of the story should be fun to tell!

  • Wheres the rest of it>!>!>>!>!>!>!> 😡

  • Can’t wait for the rest!!!

  • Oh Hell yea!!!! I like your style! 🙂 Definitely EPICCCCCCC!!!!!

    • Thanks Laur! I think I have set the bar high enough, going to be fun to deliver on this promise!

      • I’m holding you to that an expect nothing less as I know you will deliver EPICNESS!!!! 😛

  • Nicki Gardepe

    Can’t wait for the rest of the tale!!

    • It is coming, should have one hopefully by tomorrow or Monday, worst case!

  • Sick graphics dude, can’t wait to see the EPIC pics!!!

    • Glad we had a chance to do lunch with you on the road! Nothing like a hand delivered message from 3400 miles away!

      4 new posts planned for the recap, stay tuned!

  • Trey

    So this just got forwarded to me because I dont share very well (Kidergarden syndrome). This should be good. A little worried about what you have to show for Atlanta. I guess I will have to check back at some point and see. Hard to believe I am in technology…. Good to see you guys. Ready for April…. Trey

    • You? Kindergarten syndrome? NEVER! Glad you dropped by and got a chance to read this. More to come soon!

  • Samantha

    I absolutely love how you wrote this! Very class as some of my Irish friends would say. Can´t wait to read about it.


    • Thanks for dropping by! Glad you got a chance to read this little teaser. Stay tuned for more to come, background, details, all upcoming! Having almost as much fun creating these updates as going on the trip!

  • Oh wow dude I fucking love how you wrote this… You are one talented fella. I can’t wait to read all about the Epic Road Trip you took. If this is any indicator as too how the writing is going to be its going to be awesome.

    PS I want some cool graphics like that, now…lol!!!

    • Thanks Jaime!! Seriously had so much fun creating this post. So much more to come, have to figure out how to integrate it all smoothly, but its comin together!

      And if you want some graphics, shoot me an email, lets talk!

  • OMG I love the hats, not the gas guzzling truck, but I can forgive you for that because of the hats.

    • That is the one thing we did not do on this trip, was buy hats for the trip. We had done that each trip for the past few years. Love me a cowboy hat and the stories that go along with them! The truck, well, it is what it is, thats just our life right now.

      For you, more hat pictures!

  • Awesome graphic man! Looking forward to hearing about this Epic Road Trip… we might just steal a few of your epic ideas for ourselves.

    • Thanks for dropping by guys!! Glad you enjoyed the graphics. I was staring at a blank page, trying to figure out what to write when that idea just came to me. I had so much fun with it, its not even funny, but I think I have to upkeep that precedence moving forward, so posts might take longer, but they are so much fun to create!

      I have about 4 posts upcoming regarding the trip, so stay tuned and more epicness to come!

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