Category Archives: travel

goodbye to austin on new year’s eve

I asked Will to take a picture of us at the Austin airport.  It was 4:30 AM and I’m sure you can tell who was the most excited about a pre-sunrise flight.  Banjo Man looks stoic but he’d rather be … Continue reading

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waking up in rhode island

It has taken over a week to get my energy back after a busy (and fabulous) summer, an over-long road trip, a heartwarming family reunion and nine days of Austin condo remodeling. And then there’s my Purple Bed, which has … Continue reading

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where am i

I took this last Monday night, October 11th. I was flying from Dallas to Austin and this was the sunset that greeted me a few minutes into the flight. The man in the seat next to me had some less-than-helpful … Continue reading

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end of the road

I just kissed Banjo Man goodbye here in the Omaha airport. He is heading back to Rhode Island and has a long afternoon and evening ahead. He won’t arrive in RI until midnight and will spend at least five hours … Continue reading

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day 8, center of america

We took a detour Wednesday. At least I think it was Wednesday. I’m not sure any more. The above photo is of Banjo Man imitating a Da Vinci sketch. Thank goodness Banjo Man kept his clothes on. The center of … Continue reading

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western kansas, day 7

Yes, this is Kansas and there is a lot of it. The sky is a brilliant blue and everyone is so pleasant. These are hardworking people. We have learned so much about farming in 2021. These folks know what they’re … Continue reading

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tuesday morning in kansas

We are moving slowly this morning. In an hour or two we will leave Garden City and head closer to Red Cloud, Nebraska where we will experience all things Willa Cather. We’ve been touring an amazing part of the country. … Continue reading

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maybe this was saturday

This is me on the other side of the gate to Fort Fetterman, Wyoming. It was supposed to be open. It wasn’t. Damn you, Wyoming! Banjo Man ducked under the fence and walked up the hill to the fort. He … Continue reading

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day 4, saturday, road trip 2021

Yes, I know I skipped Day 3 but tonight at dinner I drank this. Day 3 had been fantastic and I have pictures, but I drank tequila tonight and can’t feel my face. I will tell you about it tomorrow. … Continue reading

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day 2 of the 2021 trip east

Thursday was much better than Wednesday, but then again we had nowhere to go but up. Here’s a deer in the parking lot of our motel. After the non-breakfast in Anaconda and after I pulled myself together, we hit the … Continue reading

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