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Road Trip 2006: Day 5

Road Trip 2006: Day 5

The Tech’s next issue comes out in a week, and by then Waseem and Ray will have made it all the way back to MIT. Their path from St. Louis into Illinois takes them right by the Gateway Arch, built on the Mississippi River from 1963–65 to celebrate America’s westward expansion. Eero Saarinen, the architect, went on to design MIT’s Chapel and the Kresge Auditorium.

The Tech: What’s on tap for the next few days?

Ray: We’re going to leave St. Louis tomorrow morning and head to the U.S. Air Force National Museum in Dayton, Ohio. They have hundreds of airplanes, plus a garden of missiles.

After that, we’re going to split up for a few days. Waseem’s going to a family funeral and a wedding in Cleveland, and I’m headed to Pittsburgh to pick up Nivair H. Gabriel ’08, The Tech’s arts editor.

Then in one crazy Labor Day push, we’re going back from Pittsburgh to pick up Waseem in Cleveland, stopping for lunch at Niagara Falls in Canada, and then arriving in Boston late Monday night.

The Tech: What’s that noise in the background?

Ray: Oh, it’s a big Washington University party! We’re living it up before we get back on the road tomorrow. Waseem’s wearing his emo glasses and everything.