Category Archives: Road Trips

Are we there yet?

It’s been a long time since we last left our heroine, driving across the country and hoping to get to Maryland. How has she fared? Did she get there? What’s the place like? Questions abound. It’s late, I know, but … Continue reading

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Papers Please

When I broke the news to my family and friends that I’d be driving across the US, some suggested routes, others shared their own stories about crossing, and still others encouraged me to visit them as I drove through. My … Continue reading

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The Journey of the Dead Man

“I 40 closed ahead. Seek local accommodations”. This is not what you want to read on the interstate freeway sign. Nope. Especially not when you had planned to put in another hundred miles yet. Maybe it was a misprint? Surely … Continue reading

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It Might be Love

I am having an affair. It’s serious, I am head over heels and it’s got real potential. I think I’m in love with the National Park Service. Had you going there, didn’t I? But really, I feel so uplifted – … Continue reading

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A Pirate Took my Bicycle, and other Scavenging Stories from The Move

I am moving to Maryland. Yup, all the way across the country! I got a new job. I am very excited about this: it’s in my original field of study (astrophysics and applied math) and it’s a chance to contribute … Continue reading

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The Great State of Texas: Cotton Fields, Pecans and Barbecue

It’s not like me to run through the airport, but it’s been happening more and more. Moving fast with luggage is an emerging theme. First Norway, now Dallas. We’re not even going to discuss that train station in Paris. No … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just want Dry Socks…

After leaving Olympia and Monika, I felt a little bit more like my usual adventurous self. It seemed like a good idea to try driving down the Oregon coastline for at least part of the way. It’s not a fast … Continue reading

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