Driving to Niagara Falls

We got a late start. On the way we encountered road work, accidents (One so bad a car was overturned.), sudden downpours that reduced visibility to what seemed to be one foot, a tornado warning, and NYC rush hour. Google maps estimated time of trip was just under seven hours. We left at 5:00 pm.... Continue Reading →


Tomorrow is the big day! We sitting around waiting for the movers to call and arrive. Painful. The apartment is a mess. This was the most difficult move I've ever made, and I've done a lot of moving. It's not just gathering everything up to take to a new home. There is a garbage pile... Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary!

As of yesterday, Kenobi and I have been together for one year. It's been quite a year with paw cuts, allergic reactions, new territory, many friends, and a couple not-so-friendly encounters, but overall a wonderful year with happiness and warmth. Kenobi makes friends everywhere he goes, and people are always asking to pet him. Small... Continue Reading →

Ten-Day Count Down

There are only 10 days left until we hit the road. Some adjustments to the original plan: not the ultimate road trip, longer stays along the way, and camping. We only have six weeks for our road trip, so the ultimate is out. But the good news is that having a trial run will help... Continue Reading →


Examining the maps, deciding how far to go each day, what to see and do, where to sleep, food . . . When will I do laundry? How much clothing to pack, locations of laundries, the price (coin vs. card), only the necessities, please. I like to travel light. But that's not complicated, really. No... Continue Reading →

Fifty Sites in 60 Days

I'm an English teacher. I work at a low-income, high-poverty high school in the Bronx. It's be a special year with ongoing fights, property damage and theft, screaming and yelling--your basic school violence. Summer cannot come fast enough. When it does, Kenobi and I are outta here--so long NYC! See you in the fall. On... Continue Reading →

Thinking Through the Ultimate Road Trip

Here's the map of the 13, 699 mile route: Photo: Randy Olson/Google Maps Here's the list of landmarks to visit: Grand Canyon, Arizona Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Craters of the Moon, Idaho Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Pikes Peak, Colorado Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico The Alamo, Texas The Platt Historic District, Oklahoma Toltec... Continue Reading →

 Hello world!

I'm starting this blog because I cannot get one particular Facebook post out of my mind. All of my life I've had wanderlust and become antsy and have trouble focusing. You'll catching me just walking around night after night trying to tire myself enough to sleep until I make my mind up and am off... Continue Reading →

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