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What a Long, Not-So-Strange Trip It’s Been

Seven days, almost 3,000 miles, at least 10 PB&J sandwiches, countless cups of bad motel coffee and multiple rest stops later, we are in Baltimore…almost. We are actually in Linthicum which is just by BWI airport. Here is how long Lori and I have been away from the east coast: it took 4-5 rumbles of […]

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 […]

Good Night Missouri

We are now in Joplin, Missouri, over half way between Oakland and Baltimore. I have never been to most states in this country and it has been interesting getting to see little highway bits of some of them. Lots of desert, followed by lots of grass, followed by lots of hay. The cats have been […]

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