Baja sunset

NorCal to Baja honeymoon road trip part 1

My husband and I both love gritty travel. In fact, our “third date” was a long-weekend road trip in his van. So, when we started thinking about what to do for our honeymoon, driving all the way down to Baja from our home in Northern California only made sense. I had read somewhere that the […]

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My 2018 year-end review

Today’s the day after Christmas. I’m supposed to be at the ski park with my husband (big news!) but instead, I’m home with a sore back. So, I decided to make the most of my sidelined state and write a long-overdue update that doubles as my new year review. I know, it’s been a while […]

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On hot days, howling wind, and coyotes

Last year, I celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a $3 bean burrito and Modelo Chelada (my drink of summer), relaxing in my Crazy Creek as I watched the desert sky melt into a tranquilizing melange of pinks and purples. It was the first day of my month spent roaming the southwest, camping out of my […]

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Grand Circle Trails Grand Canyon 50k Race Report

Before I get into a review of the event itself, I just want to mention that this was the first time I’ve ever received a pre-race info email that included a 16-page PDF attachment complete with runner demographic data, maps, sudoku, and a table of contents. That is next level organization right there! But when your […]

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Sayonara, 2016

And thank you! Thank YOU! The person reading this right now. I just want to let you know I really appreciate you stopping by to check out my blog. I’m celebrating a tiny victory at the end of this year, and it has to do with you! My blog got more visitors in the month […]

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Madonna on Soul Mates

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m on the road back to New Jersey with my dog and material posessions all packed up in this sweet minivan. I’m trying to move as quickly as possible, so it’s not going to be a joy ride, but I want to stop and say how deeply grateful I am for a few […]

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Roam if you want to

Woooo I’ve been a busy little jumping bean! In the past month, I moved out of the room I was renting and into a cab over camper. Naturally, this process hasn’t gone smoothly at all, and I’m writing this post on my phone in an auto shop waiting room because my old truck needs new […]

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too much horror business

This past weekend, I made my first trip back to Seattle since coming out to the farm. In addition to visiting a very good friend from Jerz, I was delighted to encounter some pretty horrid anxiety attacks there. This was completely unexpected. I used to live in a city. My lifestyle is heavily based on […]

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I’m a loner, Dottie, a rebel.

Real free range chickens. You never know where one is going to pop up. I have some terrible news. Four of the baby goats that I wrote about last week died. They all belonged to the same mother, and she’s very, very sad. The day after they were born was a cold and blustery one […]

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