Goodnight Sun, Goodnight Moon

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It’s time to get out on the road again. Time to visit with friends and begin to heal. Today I dusted off my favorite 2012 Road Atlas. It was the one I used to plan the last big road trip that ended up lasting three months. It was the trip that inspired this blog.

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September 16, 2016

Messages From the Other Side

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Quite a while ago I got laser eye surgery. For almost a year afterwards (and still a few random times here and there to this day), I would get ready for bed and go to remove my contacts. This is the best way to describe the subtle ways I have been adapting to the last few weeks.

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September 12, 2016

Desert Rat

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I have taken a bit of time away from the road to be a mom. A rat mom specifically. In the past four years I’ve had the privilege of adopting and caring for seven beautiful little rats.

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July 15, 2016

One Red Flower

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The ancients called the desert the place of divine revelation. But for women, there is much more to it than that.

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June 5, 2013

Change

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Sometimes roadtrips can be more than you ever expected. Sometimes they can feel like you’ve lived an eternity in only a couple weeks. Sometimes they can open doors to places you never imagined and imprint you with experiences that fundamentally change who you are forever.

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May 19, 2013

Take The Long Way Home – Part Five

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Yellowstone National Park was an interesting place – beautiful no doubt, but there was just something a bit ‘off’ feeling about it for me. The whole time I was in or near the park I felt really uncomfortable. I guess the still burning forest fire welcome into the east entrance was a bit off putting, but I couldn’t quite shake it…

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December 10, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part Four

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On our way back west after visiting family in Ontario, Paul and I stopped in Grand Rapids to see a friend. We found Stella’s, a really sweet vegan friendly restaurant to meet up! When I saw the whiskey menu I was in heaven. Obviously I ordered the moonshine sold in mason jars…

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December 4, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part Three

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Moab is beautiful and therefore very busy so plan well, and plan ahead. You’ll be rewarded with some of the most incredible rock formations on the planet…

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November 27, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part Two

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Drive-Thru Tree – This fallen Redwood was made into ‘Drive-Thru Tree’ in Myer Flat CA and is part of Avenue Of The Giants scenic highway, a 40 mile drive that parallels US 101. Yep, pretty tight fit…

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November 21, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part One

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Now that winter is settling in around us and road trips are put on hold for the season, I thought the next best thing would be to dig through some travel photos. I’m probably about halfway through the tens of thousands of photos scattered about on backup drives, but here are a bunch of fun…

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November 19, 2012
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