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A Year Ago Today We Left Roseville California

A year ago today we left Roseville California to head to Montreal. It's been quite a year. We've driven through a lot of states and stayed with lots of interesting people. What have we learned? For one thing, I don't want to live in a big city ever again. I don't want to move back … Continue reading »

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Montreal 10th (and Final) Leg: Ottawa to Montreal

Note to self (#61)—Two weeks is not nearly enough time to cross two countries. Note to self (#62)—When you're rushing across two countries in only two weeks you have, like, zero time to get to know the amazing, generous, wonderful people who've made it possible; not just possible, but heart-filling good. The drive through Montreal … Continue reading »

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Montreal 8th Leg: Fremont to Toronto

For some reason the short-ish drive completely wore me out. Crossing into Canada was uneventful. Spectacular scenery continues. Weather is cooling, some (why is it still 80 degrees F this far into October, this far north? I'm confused.) Toronto has a freeway system that makes sense: every so often a set of collector lanes turn … Continue reading »

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Montreal 7th Leg: Rice Lake to Fremont (Part 2)

Our second-longest drive (after the Roseville-Phoenix jaunt) went well, overall. We kept hoping we'd arrive early, and it looked like we would until the left headlamp went black an hour from Fremont. I assumed we'd just soldier on and fix it in the morning at Charlie's, but Sue called Google-411 to see if there was … Continue reading »

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Montreal 6th Leg: Sioux Falls to Rice Lake

Another short driving day, but boy we could stand to get out early. We woke up at 7 despite the 4 days of driving and the time change. Bedrooms are downstairs, kitchen et al up, so we went upstairs and watched Mimi make bread. Whole wheat with other grains, honey instead of sugar, specially shaped … Continue reading »

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Montreal 5th Leg: Rapid City to Sioux Falls

Denver and Diane both had to be in Rapid early, so they took off before we were up and asked us to meet them in town for breakfast. When we got there Diane's appointment had been postponed a bit so we went to Starbucks and got some work done, including Phase I of a client … Continue reading »

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Montreal 3rd Leg: Albuquerque to Denver

Ah, I sure hope all our couch surfing experiences are like staying with Sonja last night. Sonja is an artist, a foodie, a teacher, and adventurer, and her kids are that rare blend of open childlike enthusiasm and well-mannered carefully cultivated maturity and kindness. It's obvious where they get their people-skills from. We talked about … Continue reading »

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Montreal 2nd Leg: Phoenix to Albuquerque

Tonight is our first couch surfing experience. Hoping it works out to drop in on a total stranger with all our stuff and not totally freak out on both sides. One of the many funny things: driving south through California's central valley, it was brown and dead. On one side of the freeway, dead brown … Continue reading »

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Montreal Itinerary

Looks like it's going to take 2 full weeks, 14 days, to make Montreal. Guess I'm not the road warrior I thought I was, but I just can't imagine pushing that hard for that long. Also, I guess I can't just drop in on my Mom, who I haven't seen in nearly 10 years, for … Continue reading »

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Fiona Wants to Keep Traveling

We didn't get to sleep till after midnight last night and then I woke Fiona up at 8 am to start the long drive back to home base. Her words as we started to drive away were, "I don't want to be home tonight. I want to keep traveling." What a trooper! A vagabond already … Continue reading »

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