Road Trip With Alyson and Amanda “AJ” Michalka

I should have known from the moment Alyson called that something was wrong. She had phoned me in the middle of the night from the East Coast to ask me if I’d “rescue” her 20-year-old sister in Las Vegas and escort her back to LA. “What the hell are you talking about?” I mumbled half asleep. “It’s like 4am right now.” “Please. Pretty please.” my girlfriend whined through the phone. “Why doesn’t AJ just fly back to Los Angeles like every other normal human being?” I quipped rhetorically, recalling her phobia to fly. Funnily enough her “symptoms” seemed to dissipate if and when her sister accompanied her on their cross country flights, but as it was Alyson and her family were visiting relatives in upstate New York while Amanda was now alone and stranded in Las Vegas, and a total wreck. As it turned out, she had apparently hooked up with some guy she meet in a club who had…

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