Monthly Archives: April 2010

Taos NM

Gallery crawl and a stop at the Kit Carson museum. You can’t travel the Santa Fe Trail or hang out in Taos without immersing yourself in the old Kit Carson saga. We had the pleasure of joining a sixth grade … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs CO to Taos NM

Today was about wind, gusting across the roads, challenging our grip on the steering wheel. It made for swirling blue horizons and occasional tan duststorms. I was happy to be in our low-slung heavy Camry (with its new tires) rather … Continue reading

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Las Animas CO to Colorado Springs CO

Recharging in our hotel room, getting ready for dinner with Sarah and Kelly — my cousins who work here in the “shadow” of Pike’s Peak. Gorgeous. It is not a long way from Las Animas to here, so we took … Continue reading

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Council Grove KS to Las Animas CO

We’re relaxing in a defrocked Best Western (“too many requirements!” said the Asian owner) in Las Animas. Colorado — the part of Colorado where you can’t see any mountains. Again, we made our drive longer than necessary by avoiding interstates … Continue reading

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St Louis MO to Council Grove KS

After a great talkative weekend with my family, Jim and I enjoyed just quietly driving along today — raft mode, floating along the winding roads and rolling hills, no need for words. Around Sedalia MO the cloud cover and intermittent … Continue reading

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News! “Kathleen’s Machine” Purchased!

Just got a notice that my radio production “Kathleen’s Machine: Home Audio in the Days Before Tape” was licensed for broadcast at WAMC Northeast Public Radio. This 6-min documentary stars my mom telling her story about recording voices in the … Continue reading

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Springfield OH to St Louis MO

It would have been our ordinary get-the-hell-through-Indiana-and-Illinois rush but I promised myself to be more “present” in my environment. So just west of Indianapolis, we dared to exit the I-70 chute onto the Old National Road — US Highway 40. … Continue reading

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Rochester NY to Springfield OH

It seemed like a good idea at the time — find a more interesting, more scenic way to make the tired old Interstate trek between Rochester and St. Louis. Sitting at my desk, playing with the AAA Triptik tool, I … Continue reading

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Week In Review: Busy

Rapid recover from our Corolla being bashed… Queen Camry to the rescue. In high planning mode for roadtrip… a thousand steps just to get out the door. Great week for socializing but also loving the calm quiet of my studio. … Continue reading

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My Box Of Maps

Okay, maybe I’m being a little anal sitting here and labeling my AAA Tour Books on the top edge with a fine point Sharpie. Actually, it was kind of fun. And makes fitting them into our map box very efficient. … Continue reading

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