When we told people back in the UK that we were going to do this road trip with Anna, opinions were evenly split as to whether this was a good idea (She'll be asleep most of the time so make the most of it) or a bad idea--which was never really elaborated upon but always … Continue reading Simple life? Different life.
26 January 2017 The stars. I haven't enjoyed stars this good since working at a scout camp in northern Wisconsin over ten years ago. Not only can you see the itty bitty ones between the well known constellations, they all extend to meet the horizon. The spectacle does not lie solely above you, but … Continue reading Corpus Christi: longer still
22 January 2017 Arrived at Padre Island National Seashore last night--which is just outside of Corpus Christi, TX on the Gulf of Mexico. The towns we passed through from Austin all look the same after awhile: fast food burger joints, the acreage of new car lots, Walmarts, home improvement stores and outlet malls. We've been … Continue reading Corpus Christi, TX
20 January 2017 We are blue people. Democrats. Liberals--at least in the American sense. Even if we weren't, we would cower just the same at the sorry state of political affairs here in the USA. On Inauguration Day we couldn't bear the idea of tuning into any form of media given our expectation that they … Continue reading Inauguration Day: Austin
Jan 11th & 12th The Missouri/Arkansas border was actually a pleasant surprise. It's not really a place people talk about travelling to see and that's definitely a mistake. We felt a sigh of relief to have left the frigid, problem-causing weather behind us. We might have pulled out a fist bump or two when we … Continue reading Missouri