Monthly Archives: June 2011

One Month In

Today marks one month that I have been without an immovable domicile. I’m a bit behind in my story-telling. I think soon I’ll return to chronicling my return from Pawley’s to Columbia to Knoxville, where I resumed moving stuff in … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes

These are actual quotes from children in Pawley’s Island, as recounted by parents. Seeing that Thor did not try to barge into the house, my hostess commented on Thor’s good manners. Daughter: “Mom, did you know that Thor broke into … Continue reading

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Southwest and West Coast Recommendations

First, I gave you the wrong name for my recommended map – it is the “AAA Indian Country Guide Map,” available at AAA or Amazon.com. Before starting I might mention that I have to rely mainly on memory as I … Continue reading

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Pacific NW

Since you are going to be on the road in the Great NW (you mentioned Portland, Or,) you might be interested in the WetWesties <wetwesties.org> a VW Camping Society with activities primarily in the Washington/Oregon/Idaho/BC area. 

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A short-lived adventure

On the way out of Quito, after my family and I had arrived at the airport, secured boarding passes, passed through security, and had our bags searched by hand at the gate, we were ready to board. There was an … Continue reading

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One Fewer Passengers in Walden

I’ve had trouble getting back into the swing of posting anything since I got back from Ecuador. I’ve got some pretty good stuff from Ecuador that I hope to get posted Real Soon Now, but last week I had to … Continue reading

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News Flash (to me): I’m not in a hurry

With help from Google Maps, I’d planned a seven day trek to Ft Collins, CO (Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis were the notable stopping points). There’s a beer festival in Ft. Collins next Friday, so that seemed like a good target. … Continue reading

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A perfect start to my journey

Though the counter says that my trip began 51 days ago, which is when I moved out of The Rental, the part where I don’t have anywhere to be for months started last Friday. This post describes a most auspicious … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers, or a short stay at Elvis Presley Blvd RV Park

I thought that staying at the Aaron Presley Boulevard RV Park might make a good story, but I hadn’t anticipated this one. I called the Aaron Presley Blvd RV Park Sunday morning. There was no answer. I didn’t leave a … Continue reading

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CrossFit Fire of the Gods, or Six Weeks to Fitness

After spending a day on the couch avoiding the Memphis heat, I headed over to my friend Apolloswabbie’s house. Apolloswabbie is the owner and coach of CrossFit Fire of the Gods and a career Naval officer. Apolloswabbie and I worked … Continue reading

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Stuff I did in Memphis

OK. I can’t really figure out how to do justice to all the other stuff that I did in Memphis, but it was now long ago, and I’m about to leave St. Louis, so I’ll have to just mention a … Continue reading

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Go West, Young Man!

Today, I bid farewell to my long misplaced friend from high school band, the only one, to my knowledge, who actually has made a living playing music. My plan was to hit Kansas City today. Just as I got out … Continue reading

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Today is my day!

I got up this morning and made coffee, eggs over easy and half a smoked trout. I spent way too long posting about the previous days travels, having to crank the engine twice to produce enough electrons to finish the … Continue reading

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