We’ve driven south, out of Canada to upstate New York, to visit someone we’ve only known digitally for a long time (actually through the same group that introduced S and I to each other). Continue reading “Friends afar, suddenly near”
I wake a few times in the night, probably extra restless because I know it’s a travel day. Strange sounds, a dripping that at first I think must be in my bathroom but when I come awake I know it’s the rain.
It is quite the rain. Continue reading “Day 4: Bar Harbor to Portland Maine (and home)”
I am up early – maybe emails woke me, maybe just my body rested enough after an early night. Either way I wake up refreshed. Continue reading “Day 3: Acadia National Park”
Technically I’ve been to all 50 states, but my visit to Maine, fuzzy at best in my memory because I was a child at the time, was a bit more “technical” than the rest.
So here I am, making this visit more official. Continue reading “Maine Day 1: Portland to Rockland”
… I have booked my stays all over the Pacific Northwest, for my next roadtrip to New-Where later this year.
And that will cap out my visits to 50 states.
I didn’t know when I booked my travel how much else might be going on here with my folks and their home search process. So much is unpredictable, but exciting (if I’m sure that feels sometimes more like ‘stressful’).
But there we have it. At last I’ve got a trip booked for this year. At last I am getting to my last 2 states. And at last I’ve got the logistics of that worked out.
Before I left, I mentioned to at least 2 of my colleagues that they were welcome to join me on my trip west.
“What’s out there?” they asked.
Oh look, there’s a Cheesecake Factory. Those things are EVERYWHERE.
Outlet shopping ahead…
Continue reading “Overheard from the back seat”
My company is sending me to a conference in Chicago.
On the same dates last year, my company sent me to a different meeting, in Miami. I came home to discover the apartment complex had changed all the doors in my absence. And the locks along with them. I had managed to leave scant hours before they notified us all, so I missed that notice, and it was just a big, horrible, confusing surprise when I got back.
But that seems unlikely to repeat. Continue reading “Spontaneous sidebar”
Because they were working on the bridge, I missed the light by the lake. Continue reading “The beauty in small moments”
One of the things I did on my recent roadtrip was visit the Albuequerque Balloon Fiesta. Continue reading “It’s colder than it looks”