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Cross Country: Day 9

Friday, January 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Cross Country: Day 9

Our cross-country drive began one month ago today. How time flies. The trip took us a total of nine days, including the short jaunts on Day 1 from San Francisco to Roseville and on Day 9 from Kinderhook to Saratoga Springs. That leaves seven days of intense driving, with an average of 548 miles driven […]

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New License

Wednesday, January 21st, 2004 · 2 Comments

Yesterday Jen and I stopped in at our local DMV to apply for New York driver licenses. Part of the deal with getting a New York license (if you want to skip the behind-the-wheel and written tests) is that you have to surrender your out-of-state license. So for the first time since I was 16, […]

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Bugabootoo

Monday, January 5th, 2004 · Comments Off on Bugabootoo

You know you live in the Northeast when you own big snow boots. Tonight Jen and I became Northeasterners. Saratogians, in particular. It’s been snowing here lately and, as Californians, our sneakers couldn’t take trudging through the fresh banks of snow or through the slushy sidewalks much longer. What a difference. My feet are now […]

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Saratoga Lease

Thursday, January 1st, 2004 · Comments Off on Saratoga Lease

After driving for eight continuous days, it felt strange yesterday not to wake up, pack up the room and the dogs, and hit the road. Rather, we slept in, had breakfast, and chilled out. I also took a break from blogging. The dogs continued to get to know Daisy May the husky. We celebrated the […]

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Cross Country: Day 8

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Kinderhook, N.Y. Ė We made it. Not all the way to our new home in Saratoga Springs just yet, but weíre essentially there. Weíre at Jenís parentsí house in upstate New York, about an hour and change south of Saratoga. We rolled into town around 10pm Eastern Time tonight. Itís certainly surreal: Being here on […]

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Cross Country: Day 7

Monday, December 29th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Pittsburgh, Penn. — This is it: Our final night on the road. Seven days behind the wheel, traveling across this vast country we call America. What strikes me about this country every time I cross it — be it by air (dozens of times) or by car (now thrice) — is how much of nothing […]

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Cross Country: Day 6

Sunday, December 28th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Lexington, Kentucky — We crossed over the Eastern Time Zone some time around 9:30pm Central Time tonight. We had gone through the rest of Arkansas after leaving Little Rock this morning, crossed the Mississippi, and drove all the way through Tennessee. Today was the longest day yet, settling into Kentucky, which, according to the guy […]

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Cross Country: Day 5

Saturday, December 27th, 2003 · Comments Off on Cross Country: Day 5

Little Rock, Ark. — Aside from the Waffle House, a southern breakfast treat open twenty-four hours per day, and upside-down armadillo road kill, today was pretty uneventful as we drove across the southern plains of Texasí Panhandle, Oklahoma, and into Arkansas. We started the day in Amarillo, deciding not to fight the pre-9am breakfast crowd […]

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Cross Country: Day 4

Friday, December 26th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Amarillo, Texas — We woke up this morning in beautiful Flagstaff to a dusting of snow. I love that: Opening the curtains, looking out, and seeing snow-covered ground. Iíll never forget the very first time at Vassar my freshman year when I had that same experience. Itís one that will never grow old for me, […]

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Cross Country: Day 3

Thursday, December 25th, 2003 · Comments Off on Cross Country: Day 3

Flagstaff, Ariz. — I love to drive. Driving is especially fun because my car is fast. What makes my fast car even more fun to drive is when I have the chance to drive it across the Mojave Desert. Such was the case for the first time today when I was able to set a […]

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