This week’s one-man celebration of the greatest Spring Break moments takes us, fittingly, to Ft. Myers Beach, where people have been partying all this week in honor of the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles. But this delightful moment takes us back to 2010, before FGCU was on the national radar and Ft. Myers Beach was just a place where angry white kids went to vent their frustrations.
Studying for med school was taking its toll on Tyler Roosevelt, so much that his roommate and best friend, Chipper Longbottom, was dying for Spring Break to arrive so they could leave Princeton for a few days and get a little R&R in down in the sun and sand of the quiet hamlet known as Ft. Myers Beach. Chipper, that nefarious prankster, hadn’t filled Tyler in on his Spring Break roadtrip plan as of yet, but soon enough they’d be doing what the state college kids referred to as “partaying”.
When Tyler returned from class that day, Chipper had left a present for him on his bed. “Whatever could this be,” Tyler thought to himself, examining the small-but-long package with the glittery bow. Carefully removing the wrapping paper, Tyler discovered that it was a bottle of spray suntan lotion. “Chipper, you scamp,” Tyler shouted across their dormitory residence, “what have you gotten us into?” Chipper just smiled, dangling the keys to his BMW X5 from his pointer finger, before finally shouting, “ROAD TRIP!”