remarks | last day | some distance

August 16th, 2015 | PST

It’s been far too long, and the article I was supposed to have written has escaped me. Some date — I don’t know which — is replaced by today’s. It occurs to me that this is the end of my journey “from sea to shining sea,” and yet it doesn’t … Read More

an east coast paradise | day 23 | 5250 miles

july 23rd, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

People are always looking for things to do. This is particularly true of travelers, and in rural Boston, there’s not that much to do as a traveler — especially if you’re trying to avoid commuter traffic. After some research, we decided to take a trip to Newport for … Read More

homemade violins & new york pizza | day 22 | 5250 miles

july 22nd, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

Okay, so the pizza wasn’t homemade. But this is Henry, and this is a violin that he made by hand. He reads this blog, so I have to be truthful here (uh oh). As the story goes, he was frustrated by the quality and price of the kids’ … Read More

family & friends | day 21 | 5041 miles

july 21st, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

skip this section if you want the more deep people stuff

WHAT HAPPENED

I ate a pastrami sandwich at a place that George went to when he was living in New York. T’was delicious.

2nd ave deli on 1st ave

We also went to Café Boulud, which George Read More

the met, guggenheim, & broadway | day 20 | 5041 miles

july 20th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

I only ate 1 new york hot dog on this trip, and it was on the same day that I visited the met, guggenheim, and broadway. I think that’s a testament to the human condition. I mean what else could embody the disorder of life through juxtoposition of … Read More

soho: greek yogurt & cappuccinos | day 19 | 4051 miles

july 19th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

“SoHo is like the artsy part of Manhattan, right?” I asked George. He looked at me incredulously. Not because of this question but because of the sentence before. I had told him that I’d never heard of Greenich Village, which apparently in his day was a much more … Read More

old & tall things | day 18 | 4051 miles

july 18th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

I don’t think the liberty bell or independence hall are terribly important. Sure, they’re symbols of American ideals like freedom and justice, but to be honest, these things could have happened anywhere, and in fact they would have. If you read my day 16 post, you may sense … Read More

roots | day 17 | 3958 miles

july 17th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

In 1995 a young man and his wife moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia from their parent’s home in Foster City, California. He was getting promoted to an outside sales position for a large biotech company called Biogenics, and she was looking for an adventure away from home. They bought … Read More

roanoke & the inn at little washington | day 16 | 3750 miles

july 16th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

We stayed in Roanoke one night to make the drive from Nashville to Virginia a little less terrible, and we found a food tour that we thought would give us a feel for the town. This was the starting point of the 7 meal tour. A beautiful historic … Read More

bar hopping the country music capital | day 15 | 3589 miles

july 15th, 2015 | 2 hours ahead

When people would ask me “What kind of music I listened to,” I used to always answer, “anything except country music.” I was astonished to find that a lot of people could sympathize with that sentiment; it seemed as though country music was the universally hated genre of

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