Heading East

Even though I started this leg of my trip in Boulder, I really just finished a road trip from one end of the country to the other. California to Vermont.  I drove over 5,000 miles and saw  parts of the country I have never seen before. It really has been an epic f*cking journey!

Thank you to those who hosted me during my travels! Mr. Dennis Southward, Heather Lloyd, Marcelle and Greg Gilkerson, Liz and Tim, and Tasha and Gerhard-you are the best!!!!

A few notes from the road:

  • The I70 between Colorado and Missouri has very little except for adult sex shops and religious signage. Makes you wonder.
  • Did you know that Kansas is the sunflower state? It’s pretty in the summer and fall. According to my friend, it’s pretty depressing in the winter. I can imagine. However, the cheapest gas in the country-probably all year round. Pros and cons.
  • I really like Columbus Ohio. Have you been? Lots of cobblestone type streets and green trees.
  • Driving by yourself gets really old.

And now, on to the next adventure!

 

The lovely house of Dennis in Boulder who hosted me multiple times this year, thank you!

The lovely house of Dennis in Boulder who hosted me multiple times this year, thank you!

I left Boulder on September 12th and it was 37 degrees

I left Boulder on September 12th and it was 37 degrees

Here I go, Route 70 for daaaaays!

Here I go, Route 70 for daaaaays!

Oh Kansas, Not much doin, but glad I got to see it.

Oh Kansas, Not much doin, but glad I got to see it.

Cheapest gas I have seen in at least 20 years.

Cheapest gas I have seen in at least 20 years.

Rode Signs

Road Signs

More road signs

More road signs

 

More road signs

And more road signs

Sex shops and Jesus signs, all along the 70

Sex shops and Jesus signs, all along the 70

More road signs, always a good reminder

More road signs, always a good reminder

First stop: The lovely Manhattan Kansas home of Heather

First stop: The lovely Manhattan Kansas home of Heather

Reunion!

Reunion!

Orange Oreos, we match! Professor party

Orange Oreos, we match! Professor party

We got party favor glasses. Mine had birds-put a bird on it!

We got party favor glasses. Mine had birds-put a bird on it!

Heather eats BBQ

Heather eats BBQ

When in Rome, or Kansas

When in Rome, or Kansas

The Prairie

The Prairie

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Prairie Inhabitant

Prairie Monarch

Praise Fest baby!

Praise Fest baby!

This sign is everywhere

This sign is everywhere

On all the doors at Kansas State University-a different reality

On all the doors at Kansas State University-a different reality

St. Louis bound!

St. Louis bound!

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St. Louis from the side

St. Louis from the side

The Mississippi River

The Mississippi River

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Changing Routes...Kentucky here I come

Changing Routes…Kentucky here I come

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Louisville, KY. Pretty city, I basically got out of the car to take a few pictures.

Louisville, KY. Pretty city, I basically got out of the car to take a few pictures.

Riverboats, KY

Riverboats, KY

WKRP in Cincinatti

WKRP in Cincinnati

Ohio!

Ohio!

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The lovely home of Marcelle and Greg, thank you for hosting me! I kind of love Columbus

The lovely home of Marcelle and Greg, thank you for hosting me! I kind of love Columbus

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Getting closer

Getting closer

Back on the 80, getting closer....

Back on the 80….

First signs of fall in PA

First signs of fall in PA, pretty in pink

Pretty Road

Pretty Road

Late night car selfie after hour 10, New Jersey somewhere

Late night car selfie after hour 10, New Jersey somewhere

The lovely home of LIz and Tim in Greenpoint. Thanks for letting me stay!

The lovely home of LIz and Tim in Greenpoint. Thanks for letting me stay!

Beautiful day and view from Williamsburg. This park did not exist when I lived there.

Beautiful day and view from Williamsburg. This park I was sitting at did not exist when I lived there.

DUMBO

DUMBO-On our way to a poetry reading, how very New York

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Heading North

Heading North

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My new exit

My new exit

I made it!

I made it!

These ones welcomed me on may way into Karme Choling

These ones welcomed me on may way into Karme Choling

I made it, just in time for dinner.

I made it, just in time for dinner.

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