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The Sum of Seven Weeks on the Road: The Best, The Worst

For want of 18 miles we’d have made it an even 10K. The odometer tally for all miles topped out at 9982 as we pulled into our street on the last day. We were happy for almost every mile, and … Continue reading

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Touching the Places: Mount Pleasant and Springfield, Days 9 and 10

If you could travel in time, to what time, person and place would you go? We have all speculated on this fun question, yes? It’s fun because we begin to imagine something that is impossible, of course, but wonderful if … Continue reading

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Three Days Loving the Road: Tetons to Custer to Niobrara to Mount Pleasant

“It’s the journey, not the destination.” I apologize for using the language of “1980’s sappy poster-speak” but I honestly cannot think of a better way to put it. If the road is barely endured, if it is the price you … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Bethlehem (NH). Creating an Itinerary at T-14 Months.

The previous post was philosophical about planning vs. spontaneity. Here we move to an actual itinerary. This eighth post recalls last summer as the roads were finally marked and the dates set. Route lines on a map are beautiful; they … Continue reading

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Cross This! (T-Minus 18 Months)

Sixth post in this prelude to the big trip; we’re up to Spring of 2012, and the planning begins. ____________________________________ Say you’ve always wanted to cross this. I mean drive across it. A road trip across this great country. Deliberately, … Continue reading

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