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Planning

A Year of Driving; A Driving Year

One year ago today, perhaps one year ago this moment, I looked up from my tea and said, "It sure would be cheaper to live if we didn't have a house to take care of." And the other responsible mature adult in the family, rather than laughing at my insanity or rolling her eyes at … Continue reading »

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The Search for Goat Milk

For years Joel's chiropractor, Dr. Petrice Foxworthy of Cambridge Chiropractic, said that his hayfever-type allergies were probably aggravated by cow's milk. About 18 months ago Joel switched to goat's milk instead and found out Dr. Petrice was correct. Cutting cow's milk and other products made from cow's milk from his diet helped alleviate some of … Continue reading »

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Embrace the Unexpected

Tehachipi dusted with snow. A field full of jumbo jets in Mojave. The almost comically hard snow line above the desert. Our first night sleeping in a Walmart parking lot. If our trip had gone as planned we would have missed all this. We would never have planned a trip which included being stuck in … Continue reading »

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No Travel Plan Survives Contact with the Pavement

A few days ago Sue told you about being stuck over night in Bakersfield because the roads going south were closed because of the snow. Yes, in California, you can close the carotid artery of the state with snow, unlike, say, Wisconsin. Anyway, we had a ball. We never would have planned most of the … Continue reading »

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No Back; Only Forth

Leaving Sacramento after our daughter's wedding, Sue pointed out that this was the real beginning of our nomadic life. Up 'til now, everything has either been a dress rehearsal (our month in Vancouver) or a trip (to Montreal) or a temporary holding pattern until we had to go back. We always had to go back. … Continue reading »

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3-Week Itch

Writing music always pulls emotions up closer to the surface. Weather changes make me happy. Or sad. Depends on what changes and how. Listening to my older daughter's music is always emotional. But really, I think what I'm feeling today is the 3-week itch. We've noticed as we travel that when we land somewhere for … Continue reading »

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Happy 7th Anniversary!

I'm looking forward to doing something special for our 7.5 on June 26th.

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I'd Really Rather Not Drive in the Snow

We knew we were pushing it to be driving in Wisconsin and South Dakota in late November. Sorta depending on the fact that things often seem to go our way, just because we want them to. For the record, we did escape, but not to South Dakota . . .

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San Diego's Perfect Weather

When people across the US and Canada discover that Sue and I used to live in San Diego, they inevitably ask "Why would you leave the world's finest city where the weather is always perfect?" or something much like it. Well, we've lived there most of our lives, and we've decided that it's a nice … Continue reading »

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Adaptability Means Planning Ahead

I considered writing this with my eyes closed but the pain has eased off enough that I can keep them open most of the time. The harsh firecracker of my fingertips on the soft keys of my Mac is unpleasant. It is, once again, Headache Day. Headache Day arrives whenever it pleases. It is a … Continue reading »

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