Saturday, June 22, 2013


Car getting fixed and last minute checks.  The road trips approaches.  No matter how many checks we do, I'm certain something will end up not being taken.  It's an ADVENTURE

Thursday, June 20, 2013

*Previous Title May Be Bending The Truth

The last post was a rough estimate of time and were to be on certain days.  I'm pretty sure it is all going to fall apart after the first couple days.  Another note is that we may leave a couple days earlier than the 28th.  We want to get out there as soon as we can!

Around The Country in 40 Days

Awesome Road Trip PLANS! June 29 to

-June 28 at 7

-June 29 to July 1 - Go all the way to first stop in San Antonio,Texas  
* (23 Hour Drive)
-10:30am to 9pm at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

-July 2 to July 9 - Arrive to Houston to visit Josh's Grammy for 2 days  
* (3 Hour Drive)

-July 9 - Arrive to Arlington/Dallas
* (4 Hour Drive)
-10:30am to 10pm at Six Flags Over Texas

-July 10 to 11 - New Orleans to visit abandoned Six Flags New Orleans/ Jazz-land    
* (8 Hour Drive)

-July 12 to July 13 - Drive all the way to Atlanta, Georgia, Arrival at July 13th
* (8 Hour Drive)
-10:30am to 8pm at Six Flags Over Georgia
-July 14 to 15, Six Flags, Sight-seeing and shooting the video

-July 16 to 18 - Drive to Bowie, Maryland, Arrival at July 19
* (9 Hour Drive)
-July 19 10:30am to 7pm at Six Flags America

-July 20 to 21 - Stay in Washington, D.C. for tour sight-seeing
* (30 min)

-July 21 to 22 - Halethorpe, Maryland to stay over Tommy’s cousin E.J. or Rachel Howell’s
-2904 Charleston Ave.

-July 22 - Drive to Jackson, New Jersey
-July 23, 10:30am to 10:00pm Six Flags Great Adventure

-July 24 to 27 - Drive to New York, New York for tour sight-seeing

-July 28 to 29 - Drive to Springfield, Massachusetts
-July 30, 10:30am to 9:00pm Six Flags New England

-July 31 - Drive to Lake George, New York
-August 1, 10:00am to 7:00pm Six Flags The Great Escape

-August 2 - Drive to Danville, Pennsylvania to visit Alex’s uncle for staying over
-August 2-4

-August 4 to 5 - Drive to Sandusky, Ohio
-August 6 10:00am to 10:00pm Cedar Point

-August 7 to 8 - Drive to Chicago, Illinois
-August 9 10:30am to 9:00pm Six Flags Great America

-August 10 to 11 - Drive to St. Louis, Missouri
-August 12 10:30am to 6:00pm Six Flags St. Louis

-August 13 to 18 - Drive all the way back to home

If we leave little earlier, The schedule may have some changes and Arrival back to home would be earlier than the current date. All schedules for Six Flags has to be on weekdays only and time is random.

We should be home before Aug 19

Buying Gas in the USA

This image is of the cost of gas in areas around the US.  As you can see, California has some of the highest in the country, giving us a little leeway in the cost of gas.

*7482 miles
*36 mpg

*7579 divided by 36

*207 times gas price

*207 times $4.00 a gallon

$831 for gas

Instead of the Lexus we were originally planning to take, which had 25 mpg, we are now taking a Toyota Yaris, a cool 36 mpg. This shaved off around $400 in gas!

This Blog Is NOT Dead

Project Promise is still going strong.  In fact, we leave in less than a week.  I will begin to post stats about the project asap.  A day by day vlog (considering we get internet) will soon be appearing here as well. STAY TUNED

Monday, June 10, 2013

Next Draft Of Project Promise

More stops and a more defined time frame for each stop

Time schedule coming soon

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rocio Reyes and Ruth Sierra's Final Presentation

Ubi Kim's Final Presentation

Michelle Arriaga's Final Presentation

Katelyn Porraz's Final Presentation

Sara Armas Final Presentation

Ryland and the Squad Final Presentation

Sarah Gutierrez's Final Presentation

Dylan Samarasena's Final Presentation

Socorro Ramirez's Final Presentation

Beka, Sarah, and Kasie Final Presentation

Project Promise Cheaper than Expected

From the $10,000 originally thought, the price has dropped significantly after some research and cost cutting. The whole road trip can now be achieved (from our calculations) for a measly $1,500.  This money, which we already have btw, means the trip is definitely going to happen.

Some of the price cutting included finding a more efficient car.  We went from a 24 mpg car to a 36 mpg car, effectively cutting out $400 in fuel costs.  Instead of motels/ hotels, we will be staying in hostels around the country.  Food, instead of grocery stores, will be bought in bulk from Costco.

A more detailed price breakdown and time breakdown to come.

School Out?

Going to slowdown on posting now.  No more quotes of the day for one.  Going to be a blog for those following Project Promise and the posting of my newest Youtube videos.  Thanks for a good year everyone and congrats to the graduating (graduated) class of 2013!

Quote of the Day June 8

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.   -Arnold J. Toynbee

Quote of the Day June 7

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.   -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Quote of the Day June 6

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.   -Hosea Ballou

Quote of the Day June 5

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.   -Truman Capote

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Quote of the Day June 4

I got lost but look what I found.   -Irving Berlin

Musical Almost Done

Putting the last touches on the Musical.  This one focuses on how I have improved as an editor and cinematographer rather than songs and dances.

Quote of the Day June 3

They talk most who have the least to say.   -Matthew Prior

Project Promise Trip Itinerary Pt. II

Stop 1: San Antonio, Texas  -  Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Stop 2: Houston, Texas  -  Visiting my Grandma
Stop 3: Arlington, Texas  -  Six Flags Over Texas
Stop 4: Austell, Georgia  -  Six Flags Over Georgia
Stop 5: Knoxville, Tennessee  -  Visiting Sarah Gutierrez
Stop 6: Mitchellville, Maryland  -  Six Flags America
Stop 7: Washington DC
Stop 8: New York, New York
Stop 9: Jackson, New Jersey  -  Six Flags Great Adventure
Stop 10: Danville, Pennsylvania  -  Visiting Alex's Uncle
Stop 11: Sandusky, Ohio  -  Cedar Point
Stop 12: Gurnee, Illinois  -  Six Flags Great America
Stop 13: Eureka, Missouri  -  Six Flags St. Louis

Miles: 6,950
Estimated Gas Costs: $1,150
Total collected already: $950

Quote of the Day June 2

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.   -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nicolas Cage

All Part of the Musical.  No need to worry


$1,500 for gas
$300 for food
$45 for entry into Cedar Point
$200 for spending money
$500 in case anything goes wrong with the car

Trip Expenses: $2,545 give or take... to be safe $3,000

Project Promise in All its Glory

We got $1,000 saved for the trip already.  Going to cost way less than we originally thought

Fun Fact

Both Marilyn Monroe and Morgan Freeman were born on June 1st

Quote of the Day June 1

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.   -Joseph Wood Krutch

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.   -Hannah Arendt

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.   -Reinhold Niebuhr

Things are beautiful if you love them.   -Jean Anouilh

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.   -James Russell Lowell

Progress was all right.  Only it went on too long.   -James Thurber

Finals Week Coming in Fast

Sitting here thinking of what possible songs would be awesome for the musical...

Quote of the Day May 31

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.   -Blaise Pascal

Quote of the Day May 30

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.  -Democritus