To tour the United States is to cross a world of differences.
Yes, there are the obvious homogenies that exist across this land, particularly if you choose to follow the path well worn…aka the Interstate. Should you choose to venture a bit out of the way every now and then though, you’ll find a passion for keeping it local, a rusty old neon sign every now and then, and the chance at a perfect conversation on some little brick porch hanging off of a bar where if they didn’t know your name when you walked in, you can be sure to leave with a few new friends.
This is Small Town America.
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Greetings from Fort Davis and the Davis Mountains National Park!
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I’m two days late, but it was on December 21st, 2009 that our lovely mama Renée finally made the decision to hop into a 1978 Volkswagen Bus with Tristan and I to float around this world. That’s a lifetime away now, another fuzzy memory different world I’m not sure even fully existed except now as
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Happy Halloween, from Beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina!
Greetings from Ohiopyle, PA!
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A man is sitting on a stoop several blocks up the hill that is 11th Street in Astoria, Oregon. His long shadow pours down the hillside, a completely blue sky above to match his simple t-shirt and jeans. As a news report tells of some polar vortex transforming most of the nation into some science
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Greetings from Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast!
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Motel Winter Week
A week of living in a motorlodge tucked into the heart of Main Street, Lyons, Colorado will serve as our finale to these past few months of Colorado living, at least for this calendar year.
Adventures in Bisbee
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The American Picnic
Tristan and I took a bike ride to a beautiful little county park tucked away in the desert between the cattle and their ranches. We went for the bike ride, a solid 10 miles roundtrip, but alas, revelations are always there for those who would have them.
Piloting an RV
Regaling the adventure that is actually driving the RV, maneuvering America’s back roads, taking it as slow as she wants and otherwise thoroughly enjoying the scenery. America can be a great and diverse place, a land utterly sheer in beauty and opportunity for exploration, if only you know where to look (not to mention to actually look.)