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L to R: Threesunset scenes in Florida; 5K racing on my birthday; my October photo project; and M's new poetry blog

L to R: Three sunset scenes from Florida; 5K racing on my birthday; my October photo project archive; and M’s new poetry blog

We realized today that we haven’t posted an update in close to two months. How does that saying go? Time flies when you’re exhausted, confused, and energized by new ideas? We arrived home from Germany at the end of September, having traveled for 12 of the 15 preceding weeks. Six weeks spent road tripping across the Canadian and American west followed by six weeks in Europe, with three weeks at home in between to do laundry, repack, and taper for the marathon. By the time we finally returned to our cozy apartment in New Hampshire eight weeks ago, we were jet-lagged, burned out, and ready to slow down. And we were supposed to leave in six days for our next adventure: two weeks of national park hopping in the Pacific Northwest. (more…)


Is It Time for Bed Yet??

After driving 620 miles today (mostly in Florida…), we have finally arrived at our home for the night, a chain hotel right off the highway in Savannah, Georgia.  We’re a stone’s throw from South Carolina, which will be the 14th state we’ll hit on this trip and where we head early tomorrow morning.  But first things first!  Tonight we sleep…in a bed!  We’ve been camping for the last four nights, so this plush, king-sized mattress is a welcome change.  We need a good night’s sleep to prepare for tomorrow’s monster drive: 15 or so hours up the scenic I-95 corridor.  If things go as planned, we’ll be sleeping somewhere north of New York City tomorrow night.  By the end of the day, we’ll be closing in on the 4,000 mile mark for the trip…and we’ll be ready for another night of rest before hauling back to New Hampshire to meet up with friends visiting from California and participate in a charity trivia event.  Fun times are definitely ahead, but right now…it’s time for lights out!  -J


The Sunshine (and Bug) State

Greetings from the Gulf Coast of Florida!  We’ve had a busy few days traveling south from the Smokies.  We spent the last two days visiting with family and friends in Tampa, and tonight we are comfortably tucked into our tent at a campground in Naples.  We are tucked into the tent this early (before 8 PM) because the “no-see-ums” are out in full force.  We were able to have a leisurely dinner at the picnic table and take a dip in the campground pool before the bugs forced us to take refuge.  Fortunately, we are only here for one night.  Tomorrow, we’ll visit Everglades National Park on our way to the Lower Keys.  Hope you are all having a great weekend!

L to R: Our campsite under the palms / Dinner of leftover stuffed shells and salad / Refreshed after a dip in the pool