Columbia, MO

April 23rd, 2007

I went to Columbia this past weekend with Kristen. She’ll be moving there in August. The main reason for our trip was to check out a few apartments. It looks like she’s happiest with one that she found online during a roommate search. Her potential roommate seems friendly, and the apartment was definitely one of the nicest we looked at. Since her internship next year will be paying her peanuts, she pretty much needs a roommate to split expenses anyway.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to do much else in Columbia. It turns out that it’s a 7 hour trip once you factor in the mandatory refueling, restroom breaks, and meal break. If you could drive straight through without needing gas (and perhaps wearing a diaper), you might be able to reduce the drive to 6.5 hours, but that’s pretty much the minimum.

So basically, that trip is going to suck next year. We’re planning on seeing each other about twice a month, once in Oxford and once in Columbia. We’re pretty much going to have to take vacation in order to spend much time together. Or get used to driving at night. It could be worse. Josie’s going to be in Albuquerque, 16 hours from Oxford.

  1. William Furr Says:

    Oh man, that’s some drive. You should get Andrew to fly you up there in his aeroplane-o-matic.

    Good luck!

  2. Andrew Says:

    7 hours each way sucks a lot.