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Home – full circle

Posted by | Filed under New York | Mar 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

After living for two years, 23 months to be precise, in my little camper I have moved back into my apartment in Manhattan. As with most things in life there are pros and cons.  It is great to be back in the middle of things; no train schedules and long commutes.  Everything is right at […]

Abandoning ship

Posted by | Filed under New York | Oct 29, 2011 | Comments Off

In all my travels I never have left my camper due to bad weather, not during tornado warnings and not during hurricane Irene. It took this nasty Nor’easter to get me out of my camper and into my friend’s house. A very wet and heavy snow started to fall around 11 am and it is […]

Emotional rollercoaster

Posted by | Filed under New York, Pennsylvania | Aug 14, 2011 | Comments Off

By now you probably have figured out that I must be back in New York, even at my slow pace. The last stretch of my journey, I like to call it “Alternative Lifestyle”, took me through Pennsylvania from the Bald Eagle State Forest thru Lewisburg, looked like a nice small town, to Centralia. Centralia is […]

Walk, don’t run

Posted by | Filed under Pennsylvania | Jul 23, 2011 | Comments Off

I spent last night at the darkest place east of the Mississippi, Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania. It is the best place in the East to stargaze and to see the Milky Way. Unfortunately, the blue sky during the day turned into a very gray sky by the time the sun set; so much […]

Inching back to New York City

Posted by | Filed under Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin | Jul 20, 2011 | Comments Off

Much time and many miles have past since my last post. I started writing posts, but didn’t finish any. I have not been in the mood to write, the inevitable end of my journey has been looming over me. I have stayed in places longer than I usually do, hoping to avoid the return to […]

Lucky, lucky me

Posted by | Filed under Iowa | Jun 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

I am just one lucky traveling gal. A couple of days ago when I was traveling from West Bend to Charles City, Iowa I ran into a farmer, figuratively speaking. I just caught a glimpse of corn being loaded into a big truck, something I had never seen before; after all, I am a city […]

Regretting not being in New York City

Posted by | Filed under Iowa | Jun 25, 2011 | Comments Off

Today is the first time in over fifteen months that I regret not being in New York. I woke up to the wonderful news that just before mid-night Friday the NYS senate had passed the Marriage Equality bill, legalizing same-sex marriage. I wish I could be celebrating with my fellow New Yorkers, especially during tomorrow’s […]

Photos are copyright protected

Posted by | Filed under Iowa | Jun 23, 2011 | Comments Off

Please note that ALL photos on this site are copyright protected. They cannot be used for any purpose without PRIOR written consent. If you would like to purchase a photo you can click on the link to my photo collection on the right. Today, I found one of my photos on the news website The […]

Words I don’t want to hear anymore

Posted by | Filed under Iowa, Nebraska | Jun 21, 2011 | Comments Off

Severe thunderstorm, tornado watch, thunderstorm warning, tornado warning. I would much rather hear: sunny with temperatures between 70 and 80 F, light winds, low humidity and chance of precipitation less than 10%. Last night the county I slept in was under a tornado watch until 4 am. I wish I hadn’t turned on the radio. […]

Iowa = agriculture

Posted by | Filed under Iowa | Jun 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

I remember driving through Iowa on interstate 80 some fourteen years ago, the trip from LA to Chicago. I was not particularly fond of the state. The roads were bad and the scenery was boring. If I remember correctly, I called a friend to keep me from getting bored out of my mind. Some things […]