Category Archives: pre-trip preparations

On the road again…


Last year, we headed out on our epic road trip on January 1st – the western New Year’s Day.  This year, we headed out on the first day of the Chinese New Year. The year of the Dragon… So – … Continue reading

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We’re leaving in the morning…


Last day of 2010 and I’m almost all packed to go… feeling anxious, a little sad, but mostly feeling this disturbance in my emotional equilibrium. My daughter emailed and asked if I am scared and here’s how I replied: I … Continue reading

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Early morning musings…


I’m grateful to my canine companion for his clockwork innards. If we “oversleep” on any given morning, it means we probably got up at 7 rather than 6:30 – 6:45… Trust me, there are very few days that we “oversleep”! … Continue reading

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What to take?


It’s already December 3rd (my daughter’s birthday – Happy Birthday!), which means we have only 28 days to go… and I’m starting to think about what to take with me. I’ve got the beginnings of a reading list together (will … Continue reading

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Counting down the days…


It’s hard for me to believe that in a little over a month, my four-footed friend and I are heading out on this adventure. Max went to the doggie spa last Tuesday for his first ever professional grooming. He got … Continue reading

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November… this is why I want to go


It’s 38 degrees out, raining hard and blowing like stink. I can hear it roaring through the stove pipe in the kitchen. Even though I know it’s not true, I feel like it’s been gray and/or raining for two weeks. … Continue reading

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Testing the tent


We picked up the tent at Charlie’s Honda on Thursday. It’s heavier than I expected, but I’ve never owned a 10×10 tent you can stand up in so what do I know?? Took it out of the box this afternoon … Continue reading

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