Lessons from a Year on the Road

Lessons from a Year on the Road

We all learn things in a year, true. Take yourself out of “reality,” put yourself in an RV, alone, move every few days, and see what you learn now. A lot. As my trip nears its end (I arrive on my parents’ doorstep in 19 days), my thoughts are turning reflective–even more so than usual. […]

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Indeed, It Is a Grand Canyon

Indeed, It Is a Grand Canyon

Which is more beautiful? The Grand Canyon itself, or that people come from all over the world to see it? English spoken in accents from America, South Africa, Britain, Australia, and Ireland. Languages I could discern include Russian, Indian, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Chinese and Japanese. How do you convey the genius? Of the men […]

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Pit Stop or the Pits?

While I’m Eastward Ho!, AKA on the road again, enjoy this bit of tacky and whimsy. *** Is this the Tackiest Place on Earth? Original post February 24, 2012 Since I haven’t been to every single place on Earth I can’t attest as to whether South of the Border  in South Carolina is in fact the […]

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Sand Dunes in the Desert are Surprisingly Rare

Sand Dunes in the Desert are Surprisingly Rare

Deserts have sand, sure, but sand dunes are surprisingly rare. Death Valley National Park has one, though. And it’s beautiful in its contrast. While sand is everywhere in the desert, dunes are not–they need both a strong wind and something to slow down the wind. In Death Valley, as the sand erodes down one mountain, […]

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More Sci-Fi than I Knew Existed

While I’m Eastward Ho, AKA frequenting truck stops, enjoy these characters. *** DragonCon: Oh, the Humanity! Original post September 3, 2011 The DragonCon parade was more than a girl could hope for! Elementary school friend Naomi and I went early for the “mustering,” where the folks in the parade gather by theme (Star Wars, Super Hero, etc.). […]

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