I'm heading out on the road again! Read about my 2-month plan on the Kickstarter. I won't repeat everything that's on the Kickstarter, just share a sweet little update. The creator of the above little beauty, that Stripes and I wandered by on the Blue Ridge Parkway, will be meeting me for an interview!
Most of the wandering on my trip took place in Nevada, as nearly all the sites I wanted to hit on this go-round were in the desert. There were some great ghost towns and haunted spots from my start in Missouri, for sure, but those only popped up at the rate of about one a day. Like Texola,... Continue Reading →
I'm long overdue for a wrap-up of my ghost trip. I've been putting it off for some reason. It's not that I've been waiting on photos - I had those processed and uploaded the day after I made it home. Not waiting for mental processing, either - I do all my thinking on the road, and haven't really... Continue Reading →
Like clockwork, on day four of my road trip I hit my cranky existential crisis. It didn't help that for this trip, day four overlapped with my birthday, which always makes me a little bit cranky. So double crankiness. I had a wonderful visit with two parts of the family that I never get to... Continue Reading →
On my last road trip, just over 10 years ago now, I noticed a surprising thing when I crossed state lines. Things changed. I'd always assumed these borders were largely arbitrary, formed by politics and history and maybe a river here or there. Nope. I found that each of the states had distinct landscapes and... Continue Reading →
My spirit tour continues... To sum up, here's my timeline so far: Friday the 13th: - Hop on Spirit Air to Dallas, connecting (belatedly) to Missouri, to pick up the car. Sunday, 15th: - Picher, OK: a ghost mining town and Superfund site, largely evacuated in 2010. - Geocaching in cemeteries Monday, 16th: - Texola,... Continue Reading →
Before I got a smartphone - and this was embarrassingly not long ago, like less than a full year back now - I railed constantly against google maps and online tools for travel. Yes, they mean you'll never get lost again. But you'll never get lost again. That's heartbreaking. I love getting lost. On my... Continue Reading →
“Hello. Hello? Hello! Hello! …. Hello?” The empty baggage carousel of an international airport is a strange place to hang out and listen to “Welcome to Night Vale” podcasts. And yet, it’s somehow also the most perfect place in the world to do so. A car pulled up about twenty minutes ago. It’s still sitting there, its... Continue Reading →
I shoulda been writing this morning, but I was dreaming of roadtripping instead...
The time is running out. My memories and notes are still fairly clear, but I think if you write a post more than 2 weeks after an event, half-truths start to filter in. So I'll keep this brief, fast, and mostly in picture form. After Inishmore, we returned to spend a bit more time in... Continue Reading →