This drive was like living in a picture. (See all my roadtrip posts — hundreds of pictures!)
If you’ve never been, make a point to go: Missoula, Montana is one of America’s great small cities. A mountain town, a university town, an arts culture with an edge all its own. Missoula reminds you of the hope that is America.
I know that most people look at my pictures, and often read my stories, because of my dog. I’m ok with that. So here’s an incredibly self-indulgent selection of Rusty pics.
I had important business to take care of in Seattle, perhaps one of the most important decisions of my life. But I spent most of the time connecting with friends, introducing Rusty to the yard, and eating well. And I know this: on a sunny day in July, there’s no [Keep reading]
The prettiest interstate in America was even prettier this time. Amazing.
So, it’s been hot out. Basically 95+ since I left DC. Except for those glorious hours in Laramie, after the rain storm. I’m always surprised (and should stop being surprised) at how many cool mountain towns there are in America — full of rich (and sometimes dark) history, talented cooks [Keep reading]
I’ve never been so happy to see rain clouds! Nothing against Nebraska but, it’s loooong. And Wyoming is magically green. I have a thing for bales of hay.
My day was almost perfect, staring with a brisk bike ride on Missouri’s Katy Trail. If I could do that every day, I’d be so happy. And healthy. Then, a short 6-hour trip to Nebraska. Driving into Omaha is a bit surreal. It’s a much bigger city than seems like [Keep reading]
It’s so hot! But had a great day visiting old friends. First, met Axton Betz in Greenup, Illinois. She’s a child ID theft researcher (and a victim herself). Met her in Omaha two years ago. Now, she’s doing great and teaching at Eastern Illinois. Then, I got to Columbia to [Keep reading]
Covered more ground than we expected today, which is always good. Stopped in the amazing “Book Loft” bookstore in the German Village section of Columbus, Ohio. Book Loft is part amazing book store, part garden. Red Tape reader Scott Haag stopped by, and the folks at the store were very [Keep reading]