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Marquette – Duluth

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, Michigan, Minnesota | Jun 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Marquette – Duluth

August 6, 2007 Where to start. It’s been a couple of days since the last report. I am now in Fargo, North Dakota and it is cold up here. Only mid 50s in the morning! There were a couple of stops between here and Marquette. First of, Marquette, the little place right on Lake Superior. […]

Michigan Still

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, Michigan | Jun 5, 2015 | Comments Off on Michigan Still

August 2, 2007 Michigan’s U.P. or Upper Peninsula. A thunderstorm in the morning decided for me that I would not be going to Mackinac Island. Instead, I drove up to Sault Ste. Marie to see the Soo Locks. Very interesting to watch big ships move through the locks. The traffic through these locks used to […]

NYS to Michigan

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, Michigan, Niagara Falls | Jun 4, 2015 | Comments Off on NYS to Michigan

August 1, 2007 First of all, thank you for all of your support and well wishing. I am writing this from my tent at the KOA spot in Mackinaw City, northern Michigan. With a little luck I might even be able to send this update from my tent as well, amazing. Let’s go back a […]

Today Was A Driving Day

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, New York | Jun 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Today Was A Driving Day

July 28, 2007 Today was a driving day. Even though I am trying to break the habit of having a schedule, I just have to get out of NY state. Continued my drive thru the Adirondack Mountains over to Watertown near Lake Ontario. Thru a fluke I ended up in the small historic town of […]

Travel Companion

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, New York | Jun 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Travel Companion

July 27, 2007 Ok, my new travel companion is very cute, not very tall, light brown complexion, big brown eyes, cute ears and just a little on the hairy side. No, not to worry, I did not pick-up some strange mountain creature. I past the Vermont Teddy Bear Company and I just couldn’t resist. Better […]

Leaving Maine

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, Archive, Maine | Jun 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Leaving Maine

July 26, 2007 Lobster traps, lobster traps everywhere. I spent Tuesday exploring Deer Isle, little island due south of Bangor, Maine. After a good breakfast at the Pilgrim’s Inn I started my drive around the island, camera in hand. It was foggy most of the morning which made for quite beautiful pictures, even though I […]


Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, Maine | May 31, 2015 | Comments Off on Maine

The other day I was rummaging through my bookshelves when I came across a booklet with collections of e-mails I had written during my first road trip in 2007.  That 10 week, 12,000 mile trip was the inspiration for my extended road trip in 2010.  These e-mails were only shared with a small circle of […]

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 on Abandoning ship

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 on Emotional rollercoaster

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 […]