I've had a great couple days. After leaving Toms River seeing Bill's new house, I drove down US-9 to Cape May. I learned the term South Shore. I had scallops at sunset overlooking a marina, after touring the kitschy motel resorts of adjoining Westwood NJ. Too cool. Zoning requires new construction (walgreens, wawa) to adopt 50's … Continue reading NJ and Baltimore .
I had 5 days to get to my AMUUSE summer camp in norbythern Michigan. It was apparent I did not have time to get a replacement windshield overnighted to me in Rochester, so I would have to drive across Ontario using only my facemask and a positive attitude. I spent my last day getting used … Continue reading Rochester to London, Sans Windshield
As the late summer sun set, I set my GPS for downtown Roanoke and used her directions and my own instincts to take a city tour. From the dance center I drove by the shopping mall, the UU Church, and eventually downtown. Roanoke is situated on a historical rail yard so is cursed with one … Continue reading Wasted Day in Roanoke
After my day lost on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I pulled into Johnson City, TN just before dark; wet, tired, and hungry. I had used a website to grab a hotel room and the place was a redone 1970’s chain; either a raddison or rodeway or quality inn. Once again, the desk clerk (and the […]
After my Saturday lost on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I finally pulled into Johnson City, TN just before dark; wet, tired, and hungry. I had used a website to grab a hotel room and the place was a redone 1970's chain; either a raddison or rodeway or quality inn. Once again, the desk clerk (and … Continue reading Across TN, Crossing Paths
For a full week, my first SUUSI had kept me hopping. Up at 9am, ballroom dance lessons, running to meals (or missing them), staying up singing at 3am, napping, dancing all night, catching a snack, riding into town for supplies, and meeting new people at every hour of the day and night. In all of … Continue reading Lost in the Mountains
With Saturday's Reason Rally over, capped by dinner with my Tampa friends, it was time to start my summer trip. The CNU conference would begin in Detroit on Wednesday, so I had only half of Sunday plus all days Monday & Tuesday. No amount of planning could compensate for the simple "hope for good weather" … Continue reading The Journey Begins