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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Away We Go . . .

We're on a(nother) road trip, everyone.
This one is very different than most of the ones we've taken over the years.

First, it's a very long one — across the U.S from New Hampshire to Oregon.
Second, we're not taking a plane, train, taxi but driving there (and back) in "Libby."
And, we're inviting all of you to come along at no additional cost !

There will be a LOT of stops along the way as we have no set schedule and are not sure how long this road trip will take. We're not in a rush, and because we're retired have the time and (thankfully) now live in an apt sand haze no house maintenance worries. Our wedding anniversary is in August, so we're celebrating in a unique (and memorable) way this year. Our best guess-timate is that we'll be back in NH at the start of September. 

Along the way we'll share our adventures (hopefully no misadventures) in blog posts about things we've seen, places we've been, and where we've dined including the great, the mediocre and the just plain awful. (as in never to return).

Since we'll be traveling for several weeks, there will be some delays in reading your blog posts. It comes down to not having enough time after a day of travel and trying to post using wi-fi that's (sometimes) unreliable (or non-existent) internet access.

In the words of Grenville borrowed from J.R. Tolkien who wrote the poem “All That Glitters Is Not Gold” in the fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings:


“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

We invite all to come along for the adventure. Leave the driving to Grenville (Patrick) and navigating to Beatrice (Dorothy) who will be finding places to visit along the route.

We're not traveling in a Chevrolet like Dinah Shore popularized in this 1950s singing commercial, instead we'll be seeing a lot of the USA in our Jeep. Here's a link to a bit of nostalgia for those of use who remember the Chevy commercial.

18 comments:

Doris said...

Looking forward to reading about this adventure. Stay safe, have fun!!

mamasmercantile said...

Count me in, I am thrilled to be able to come along with you on this amazing adventure. What a wonderful anniversary gift to each other.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

OMG! This is AWESOME!!! I KNOW you will have a WONDERFUL time...:)JP

Anonymous said...

have a great journey!!

DUTA said...

Retirement can be wonderful, and you're the living proof of that. Is someone 'keeping an eye' on your home while you're away or that is not necessary in your neck of the woods? Here, we're advised, for safety and insurance reasons not to announce on social platforms that we're going away for a while.
Looking forward to your travel adventures!

Sandra said...

have a fun and safe trip... sounds good to me.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

That is a dream trip of a lifetime, and I am excited to go along with you on this trip. Be safe and have fun.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Ohhh sounds fantastic! I love that there is no time line and you're just going for it! Looking forward to future posts. -Jenn

Rita Mizell said...

I love, love, love road trips! I'm in for the free ride. Safe travels.

Connie said...

I hope you have a wonderful time! I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventure.

Silver Willow said...

hope you have a safe and fun trip! :)

Anvilcloud said...

That's a big one. Enjoy your own Oregon Trail experience.

Emma Springfield said...

I am packed and ready to go. Your Jeep looks a lot like mine.

William Kendall said...

Have fun!

Michelle said...

I am looking forward to your travels and posts. Have a SAFE trip!!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. That sounds like a fantastic trip. Can't wait to read your posts. Have a wonderful trip! And safe too. hugs-Erika

Red said...

I'm looking forward to this trip. don't get in a hurry. Stop and see things.

Valerie said...

You are kind. If it was me going on a wonderful trip I don't think I would bother with blogging. However, I look forward to hearing all about it. Have a wonderful anniversary with the loved one.

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