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Tagged With: driving

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 1st Leg: Phoenix

Day off from traveling. Yes, already. Reviewing yesterday: actually left at 8am after 4 hours of packing and visiting with the folks we were house sitting for. Sue drove the grapevine, I drove Pasadena and all the way to Phoenix. Arrived at 11:00pm just as Terry got home from work. We forgot to account for … 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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Have I Always Had the Travel Bug?

Looking back over my 46 years of life (I’m not afraid of my age), I think now perhaps there’s always been a part of me that wanted to get up and go – travel. As I child the only vacation I remember our family taking was driving to the Grand Canyon. Many times dad just … Continue reading »

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Vancouver Review: Dates & Duration

We crossed the 49th parallel heading north at 9:15 am Monday the 2nd of August. We crossed the 49th parallel heading south at 3:30 pm Wednesday the 25th of August after spending 3 weeks, 2 days, 6 hours & 15 minutes in Canada Still to come: statistics (miles, dollars, etc.), impressions, achievements, and more.

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Home—For Now

We pulled into the carport at 9:50pm, after 31 days on the road and in Canada. Unloaded and ready for a shower and bed by 10:30. Much to share about the trip and the future. But not tonight. Tonight, I sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a month. And that … Continue reading »

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The Eagles Have Landed

Ian and Caitlyn have arrived for a quick overnighter before Trip #2. Beans on the stove, brown rice and cornbread in the oven, homemade salsa in the fridge. It’s gonna be a great dinner, followed almost instantly by waffles (or pancakes, no one’s decided for sure) for breakfast. By bedtime tonight we will have tripled … Continue reading »

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Official Launch: Thursday Morning, July 29th

We’re off to Hoquiam, Washington, leaving tomorrow morning. (I didn’t know where it was either.) We leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow, drive 12 hours, and stay with Ralph and Kelly and their kids. We will eat. We will play music. We will have peace. Funny how things kept bouncing around, not knowing where … Continue reading »

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24-Hour Driving Madness

Yes, we are the type of people who decide on a whim to hop into the van and take a drive – for the next 24 hours! In early May 2007 just after we bought our 2005 Kia Sedona van, we decided to drive up into Oregon – just so I could say I’d been … Continue reading »

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