last year we were so fortunate to be able to experience so many of our public lands, parks and monuments. I decided to start collecting patches along the way as a way to remember the places we had seen. I bought our first official patch at the padre island national seashore. the kind volunteer behind the counter at […]
our trip to alaska was a learning experience. we realized a lot about what we need to exist. number one on that list: our car = our freedom. without it we were trapped in a cycle of bad food choices, nothing to do that didn’t rely on the shuttle schedule and ultimately a scary health […]
months and miles.
today marks the day. the sixth month anniversary of loading up the car, waving goodbye to lake erie, cleveland, ohio…..and heading out on the great adventure. we honestly had no idea what we were doing. like, no clue. I mean, sure we’d plotted out a general course…looked at a million blogs about how […]
finding life in death valley.
my son needed a little break from the winter doldrums back in grey-skies-will spring-never-arrive-cleveland, so we sent him a ticket to fly into las vegas and planned a few days of camping and a visit to death valley national park. now the name death valley conjures up a desolate, barren wasteland of nothingness. a mad […]
a long time ‘bucket list’ item was seeing the beauty that is white sands national monument. we headed into new mexico to make use of the warm-ish weather and avoid the rain that was pummeling the west (including parts of arizona and nevada, where we had been…) and so it seemed we were finally going […]
it’s been a while. updates are hard when the internet is spotty. it’s not that we haven’t had things to update! we’ve been to many places since my last post: we left the california area and headed back through nevada. but not without seeing some fabulous graffiti and abandoned things along the way. stopping at […]
driving across the country, the landscapes and landmarks fly by the window, and just like in life, you don’t really know what you’ve missed until you sit back and contemplate the memories (or in this case….scroll through iphoto) also, just like in life, being on the road has it’s ups and downs as we’ve learned. […]
the long road out of texas.
we had no idea how much time we would spend in texas, or, honestly, how much we’d enjoy that time. frankly, I was amazed at the beauty. we’re now stuck so close to the far west border of the state, waiting out a car repair. we’re in a perfectly comfortable hotel (120 channels! free wifi! free […]
we had spent the previous night in a sleepy little texas coastal town called rockport. waking up to the foggy ocean air, and seeing what we had missed coming in under darkness; the palm tree lined streets, the tiny carribean colored houses. after a tiny terrible mishap involving one of us (not me) leaving the […]
hard days. days like yesterday, when we went to do laundry, find internet and get groceries and only accomplished two of the three. (the internet we found was so slow it was worthless for what I needed it for; mainly downloading new things for us to watch during the dark, cold hours between sunset and […]
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