Monthly Archives: April 2014

Extra, extra!

They made it. Against the odds (Las Vegas, 4:1) the Savvy?Travelers made it home to Vermont. They appear to be physically unharmed and no more psychologically damaged than when they started. They are cold but when asked if they would … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey … Interrupted

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht. (Man plans and God laughs.) ~ Yiddish Proverb Biking into Vermont is going to be the most amazing and emotional experience. … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Dogs, Friends, Hills, Home, Marriage, Massachusetts, Northampton, Snow, Travel | 8 Comments

Northampton

I already said in my Poughkeepsie post — in which I didn’t give Poughkeepsie anywhere near the recognition it deserves and would have gotten if it had fallen toward the beginning of the trip, rather than the end — that … Continue reading

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Poughkeepsie Post

For some reason, I have been charged with writing the Poughkeepsie post. “Why do we need a Poughkeepsie post?” I ask. “It was nice. We had fun,” I am told. “Then you write it.” “No, you. You should write it.” … Continue reading

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Ways In Which I Am No Longer Like My Mother

My mother was a lovely woman: graceful, reserved, maybe even a little bit shy until she got to know you. And although I know I am not entirely like her (because I’m much more of an extrovert and I enjoy … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

I’ve been looking forward to Philly since leaving Charleston.  For me, entering Pennsylvania will be momentous and as we approach I am very excited.  But there is no welcome sign.  Ok, there is a Mason-Dixon sign but that is not … Continue reading

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Why Do We Bike?

Shelagh and I are not bikers.  Not really.  This may sound strange to some but we know that our biker friends are nodding knowingly.  Trust me on this.  We know bikers.  We have friends who are bikers.  We are not … Continue reading

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