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Monthly Archives: May 2011
The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival is a day long celebration of community, camaraderie, and competition. Ninety teams — that’s about 2000 paddlers — race 41 foot long dragon boats for fun, fitness, and fundraising. I am a college student … Continue reading
Hi Walden, Thor and Dr Neighbor! Come an visit us in Wellfleet, Cape Cod! Come in October, if you can, when the tourists have left and the town is ours. Thor will love the beaches, for sure. We think what … Continue reading
It’s been a busy week at The Rental. I did manage to post that a tree fell on the Subaru (for the second time in poor Super Roo’s life). I didn’t manage to post about going to Pull-A-Part to look … Continue reading
The last three nights I’ve slept at a dear friend’s house. Staying at a friend’s house is not really living in a van. Friday they took the furniture. I tried Really Hard to get everything out of The Rental. I … Continue reading
A friend asked yesterday “Well, how does it feel now that you don’t have stuff to do?” “I’m not there yet” was my reply. Yesterday I learned that I did indeed miss my final appointment with my shrink because of … Continue reading
expect campground to be full but my driveway has room. I am in EASY biking distance. -lee v.
I started out with a 5×10 storage unit. My house burned down. I didn’t have much stuff. My mom and aunt came to help me get packed. The suggested that I would be an ever-loving fool not to get a … Continue reading
You almost certainly don’t care about this, as you almost certainly don’t have a Cr-48. You probably also don’t use rsync and don’t want to. For me, though Todd Vierling is my hero. Not just because he registered duh.org, though … Continue reading
Jay, If you are in the Pacific Northwest, head about 2.5 hours north to Vancouver. Great music scene, a natural wonder with snow-capped mtns. all year long, and the city is surrounded by water, and a pedistrian walk way basically … Continue reading
26 miles east and a world away from the Las Vegas Strip, Boulder City is the town that built Hoover Dam. Eat breakfast at the Coffee Cup with Al & Carrie. Have a beer at the Boulder Brew Co. Check … Continue reading
I thought that Walden’s name should be prominently displayed, and his Westfalia letters after 25 years were getting ragged. I found a Westfalia image online and had a friend use that as a starting place to do a Walden. Here’s … Continue reading
Saturday I finally drove out of Knoxville. No more couch surfing with friend’s whom I am accustomed to seeing frequently. No more trips to the storage unit, Goodwill, and the same hardware store. My first stop was a party in … Continue reading
I was going to leave Bell Buckle, TN yesterday, but my friends didn’t leave there until about 4EDT and Marietta, GA was about 4 hours plus a time zone away. I didn’t want to get to Marietta so late, so … Continue reading
Come visit anytime! But I think you’d like our Bardo Farm Fest. FB page is http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146198452105725#!/event.php?eid=146198452105725 Come for the fest, stay for the company! We’re dog-friendly, too. Can’t wait to see you!
This one’s a bit out of order since it took me forever to get the pictures posted and whatnot. I’m not sure how the whole week escaped without my finding time to post. Apparently doing nothing takes up a lot … Continue reading
Music festival and school. Concerts at the tent can be attended free by taking a blanket and sitting on the lawn. Thor would like this. Aspen is a dog friendly town and during the festival there are many free events. Sunday … Continue reading
I rolled into my friend D’s driveway at about 6:00. I’d managed to talk to D briefly before my phone battery completely died and he said he was close behind. I found the front door unlocked and walked on in, … Continue reading
San Francisco, home of Anchor Brewing, Robert and Linda, occasional noteworthy earthquakes, lots of good music, multiple whiske?y stashes to die for (or from), etc.
Our wine club would love to host a party for you and Thor. We’re located in West Seattle (I’ve commented once before but not officially on your ‘destinations’ page). The San Juan Islands are amazing too! But make sure you … Continue reading
Probably the best times would be in the summer or during foliage season. (Mid-late October) Stratford is a small town in CT. Not all that wealthy. We have an big old abandoned theatre where some of the legends of the … Continue reading
Lovely beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida
Well, not really. They’re cicadas, which are not locusts at all. It’s 13 year cicada time in Middle Tennessee. I was in Nashville for their last appearance and they were spectacular. You’d come across a tree with thousands of screaming … Continue reading
I took some roads less traveled on the way to Pawley’s Island. At some point I decided that I’d not be finding a Rippy Mart to empty my bladder and fill my cup, so I just pulled over. Thor hopped … Continue reading
I was on the phone with E as I approached his house. “Is it the brick one with dark shutters?” I asked. That’s funny because his neighborhood is one of those with fairly strict requirements about how you can decorate. … Continue reading
As I approached Pawley’s I phoned and sent a textual message to my hostess, whom I had yet to meet. She didn’t respond to hails. Should I try to figure out something to do in this paradise myself or go … Continue reading
A while ago I was approached by a reporter who wanted to do a piece on Thor, Walden, and me for the Knoxville News Sentinel. After a few emails, a trip to the park to meet with a photographer, and … Continue reading
When I awoke my first full day at Pawley’s I checked email and web site traffic from Walden using my hosts’ wireless connection. I do not know why I am so taken with the stats. I guess I’m still surprised … Continue reading
i hear its a great place. lots of people very busy! but thats what i love. my bf is from there grew up there and tells me great stories of so many things hes done there. please check it out!
Woke up. Got out of bed. Dragged a comb across my head. No, that’s not it at all. I got up and had and went for a run. After my run and my croissant I looked for a local establishment … Continue reading
Note: If you are not familiar with the Saturday Night Live skit in which Chris Farley is a motivational speaker who lives in a van down by the river, you must watch it now. If you didn’t click on one … Continue reading
I saw someone recommended Mackinac Island, MI, so I thought I’d throw Ann Arbor into the mix. Definitely worth a stop if you make it up here. Compared to Knoxville? Better restaurants/breweries, little bit more pedestrian/bike/dog-friendly. I moved up here … Continue reading