We drove into Chicago on a stormy day (November 11th, incase you are wondering). We stopped for a break at a rest area, which happened to be the Indiana Welcome Center. Even though we didn’t spend any time in the state, we decided to take a quick superwoman picture. We stopped in Chicago because John Read More →

Preface: This post is a little outdated. I wrote it nearly two weeks ago, but just got to the point of putting in pictures and publishing it. I am sorry about the wait! FYI, the events take place  November 8-11. From Niagara Falls, we headed west through Canada, crossing the border only to travel north Read More →

From Rochester we headed west to see Niagara Falls.  John had just driven by them twice, on the way to and from Toronto with his friend Ken, but he was willing to go again so I could see the giant waterfalls. Ten years in New York and I had never seen the famous river on Read More →

In addition to the 100 Mile Wilderness, there was one other section of the Appalachian Trail that I wanted to hike before leaving the east coast: the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We headed to White Mountain National Forest from Bar Harbor. We arrived late on Saturday October 12, the middle of Read More →

After completing the 100 Mile Wilderness hike, we needed some rest and to resupply. The nearest grocery store was an IGA a couple towns over. On the way we first stopped by the Abbot Village Bakery to pick up some bread. If you are around the area, go to this bakery. But not if you are Read More →

I am in love. With the state of Vermont. That table of produce on the side of the road after our hike was just the beginning. As far as I can tell, the produce stand to population ratio is approximately 1:3. I knew that my tendency to ask John to stop at produce stands on Read More →

We have been packing our schedule with visits and sights in order to do everything we want to do and still make it north to Maine before the freeze hits. There is a big hike up there that I have wanted to do for years, and when I agreed to come live in a van Read More →