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OUT ROAD TRIP: Glitter! Glamour! Gay Boys!

OUT ROAD TRIP: Glitter! Glamour! Gay Boys!

The Out Traveler is very happy to present "The Out Road Trip," a series of posts about a trio of handsome young gents on a road trip through New England.

Chevy
Photo © General Motors

The Out Traveler is very happy to present "The Out Road Trip," a series of posts about a trio of handsome young gents on a road trip through New England. It all began when travel writer Hugh Ryan won our contest for designing a kick-ass roadtrip using a car provided by GM. The venerable automobile company gave Hugh and his boyfriends Tim and Jason the keys to a Chevy Eco and a full tank of gas. They piled in the car last night and — with misadventures already afoot — are currently on their way already tweeting their experiences at #OutRoadTrip, as well as Instagramming up a storm. Not literally, of course.

So without further ado we invite Hugh, Tim and Jason to pipe in and introduce themselves:

Hey! If you're reading this, you're probably wondering who we are. Tim, Jason, and I are boyfriends (Yes, all three of us. No, please don't call us a thruple — see below). Tim is a scenic designer and teacher; Jason is a costume designer and dresser on Broadway, and Hugh is a writer and the Founding Director of the The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History. We'll be spending the next week driving all around New England, going from NYC - Roxbury, NY - Brattleboro, VT - Ogunquit, ME - Boston, MA, before ending up at a small reunion with Hugh's family in the Catskill mountains.

And tweet at us using #OutRoadTrip!


Bathroom
This is the bathroom of The Roxbury Motel's "Amadeus Bride" Suite. The glitter and glamour were here when we arrived; the gay boys, we brought with us.

(Ok, we brought these gay boys. I imagine there are one or two others around here somewhere...)

The Roxbury is a converted motel in the Catskill mountains, the "best hidden gem" on Tripadvisor's 2009 Traveler's Choice Awards, and the first stop on our week-long New England road trip - though just barely. Let's just say Tripadvisor wasn't kidding when they called it a "hidden" gem. As The Roxbury says on their website:

"We highly recommend that you do not use Mapquest,
Google or Yahoo Maps, or other mapping devices, including the GPS system
on your car, to get directions to The Roxbury. For some reason, these
devices select crazy roads for you to travel to get here. We don't want
you lost and tired and cranky upon your arrival, so we strongly suggest
that you use our directions below."

Oops.



SisterAct
Tim, Jason, and I left New York after the closing night performance of Sister Act: The Musical (from which we took the title of this post) around 7pm, which should have put us in Roxbury around 10pm.As Jason put it at 10:48pm:

Let's just say mistakes were made.

But we're here, we're queer, and there's an 85-gallon soaking tub. The Roxbury is lurvely. Things are looking up.

And now, a special bonus track from our travelers:

The Thruple Thing

We all know it's what you're wondering
about. Tim & Jason have been together for eleven years. We met Hugh
two years ago, and we've all been together since. We live in Washington
Heights with two-and-a-half cats. The word thruple makes us twitch.
We're auditioning new words on this road trip. Our current favorite is
"Triple threat." Got a suggestion? Use the hashtags #OutRoadTrip &
#NoMoreThruple and let us know!

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