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Good Friends are Food for the Soul

Yesterday we drove from Effingham, IL to Columbus, OH. As many of you facebookers know, we got stuck in a long traffic jam outside of Indianapolis, which made us get to Columbus later than we’d hoped, but not too bad. While we were crawling up I-70, we noticed a cool invention – heavy duty springs […]

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Ok so it’s really the Comfort Suites but that just doesn’t go with the song now, does it? Work with me, people. Last night’s stay in Joplin, MO was very comfortable. Before we left this morning, I had to take this picture, because Lori and I are actually Beavis & Butthead 🙂 Took some nice […]

Don’t Let the Sound of Your Own Wheels Drive You Crazy

Woo hoo – we made it to Amarillo! We kind of pushed ourselves and the cats in terms of our energy and it was a lot of driving, but I’m happy we got here – it will make the next few days a bit easier on our way to Columbus, OH – should get there […]

By the Time We Get to Arizona

Had a good night’s sleep when sleeping – up between 3-4am (me, not Lori) but it was comfortable. Lori took care of “bed prison,” i.e. when they tuck in all the sheets and blankets tight and you can’t move your feet. Had an okay breakfast – the “hot” in the hot breakfast is one buffet […]

Get Your Motor Running…

Day one began with a late start due to underestimating how long it would take to pack the car, have a brief cry and bundle up the cats. Lori is a packing-the-car genius. Thankfully she thinks in grids, which I think helps a lot. Buster and Nikkyo were the best little troopers ever. They meowed […]

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

  Our little Oakland home Sweet, sweet memories of you We say goodbye now

One Last San Francisco Sayonara

  Yesterday was a pretty relaxing day for me – we got up and went to Alameda where I got my mani-pedi, then ran over to get my legs waxed – I was in girly-girl heaven. Lori was pretty exhausted and slept most of the day. Went out to dinner at the Conga Lounge in […]

Box of Rain

Some of you may think that we chose this title because we love the Grateful Dead.  Although that’s also true, it’s mainly because those two things have comprised the majority of our daily existence for the last two weeks. Hard to find words to describe the last 24 hours or so, particularly the last 15: […]

The Home Stretch

Yes, we packed all day again and we’re still not done. But! We can clearly see what still needs to be done and there is definitely a light at the end of that tunnel. Our kitchen cupboards are bare, as you can see – ok, in truth, those particular cupboards have been bare for a […]

Stormy Weather

Our intentions were good – we meant to run a bunch of errands then do more packing. We braved the heavy rains to go to the pet store, the Safeway and the AAA store where we got a ton of maps. When we got home, I started working on mapping out our route, looking up […]