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Home Again

Earlier this evening I returned from a 5-day sojourn up to visit my parents in New Jersey. Today’s drive lasted exactly 13 hours, (0700-2000) which is almost two hours longer than normal. Dad is dealing with some pretty serious health … Continue reading

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Road Trip Take Aways

Mission accomplished and a new, PR (personal record, from my running days) was achieved. I drove 1,906.9 miles in a span of 42 hours, taking our daughter’s dog back to her in Houston, TX and turning around to come home … Continue reading

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Upping My Game

Sunday, I am taking Martha back to Megan, where she belongs. . . in Houston, TX. I swore I would never do it again, but I lied.  It will be a nice, Sunday drive, all 960miles of it. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Patience

Patience:  What you have when there are too many witnesses. unk. Martha…no patience when it came to scoffing down a Beignet in Baton Rouge a few months ago.

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Only 1,537 Miles

You may have noticed that I’ve been quiet for almost a week. That was due to a quick trip up to NJ to spend a few days with my parents. On the way up, I overnighted at Mount St. Mary’s … Continue reading

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Ordered

Life is again ordered, at least temporarily. Megan and Martha are back in Houston. I am back in Aiken. A few stories will follow, but this may be one of my favorite pictures of the year. Martha, below, after her … Continue reading

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I Lied

I believe that I have stated that I would never do this again. I lied. Tomorrow, Megan, Martha and I will head to Charleston, SC  for Megan’s one-month, post-surgery check-up. We will then begin the seventeen-hour journey to Houston, arriving Thursday … Continue reading

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It Was Only 1,987 Miles

I said that I would never do it again, but I did. I’m referring to driving 15 hours from Aiken, SC to Houston, TX in one day, staying a day and then driving back in one day with an extra … Continue reading

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A Long Day

We (Elissa, Selby and me) left Aiken, SC  at 0500 and arrived in Houston, TX just over fifteen hours later. There was very little LE presence on the highways and byways, which maybe explains the relative lack of attention to … Continue reading

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I Swore I’d Never Do It Again, But . . .

Just about a year ago I went on a road trip, summed up by a story on the old blog called:  “Mission Accomplished”  There are several related stories before and after that post. That was a long weekend and I swore … Continue reading

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