Category Archives: Traveling

Butt-Squeezing Walls: Day 7 & 8: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

As I was leaving the chocolate shop in Orton, I pulled my rain jacket out of my day pack. My sunglasses fell out, smacking the cobblestones and snapping in two. I held the broken frames up, exclaiming, “Now I’ll have … Continue reading

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The Clock is Ticking. Now We Have To Hurry: Day 6: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Day 6: Bampton-On-Grange To Orton: 12 Miles We thread through the tombstones, past the stone shed, and ease our way between brown cows and a bull as big as an elephant grazing in the pasture.  We are now “OFF MAP”.   I’m … Continue reading

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Sleeping at the Graveyard: Day 5: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Dallas Cowboy Fan and I look at the text message on the phone. Then we look at each other. We’re half-way around the world.  What does our son, expect us to do about water flooding our basement? Dallas Cowboy Fan Texts Back: … Continue reading

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OH NO! The Urgent Text From Home: Day 4: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Day 4: Grasmere to Patterdale: 8.5 Miles At Grasmere, we stay at an Glenthorne Inn run by Quakers. And I need to say that it was one of the few places along the trail that agreed to do laundry.  While … Continue reading

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“You Said To Turn Here!” Day 3: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Day 3: Stonethwaite to Grasmere: 9 Miles The Magic Little Pillow helped, but it takes a bit more stretching today to get all the body parts moving in the same direction. After a hearty English breakfast (that includes Black pudding–which … Continue reading

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I Found the Stairway to Heaven: Day 2: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Lumbering side to side like a baboon because… my back is so tight, I’m desperate for blankets and pillows to bolster my body.  But inside the Inn’s slim amoire, there is only one teeny weeny pillow. The kind a designer would … Continue reading

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Are We Even on the Trail? (or It’s Longer Than You Think): Day 1: Walking Across England, Coast to Coast

BIG OL’ DAY 1: St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge-14 Miles The sun is out.  Our luggage is by the bar in the pub, waiting to be picked up. And we’re out the door and down the cobblestone street—only to meet the … Continue reading

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What Had I Done to Myself? Walking Across England-Coast to Coast

There’s no reason to Panic I keep telling myself. Over and over. It all started about a thousand years ago when I was 28. I was going to walk over the spine of England (North to South on the Pennine … Continue reading

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Born to Vacation

Speaking of “Change”… Forget This Staycation Idea Let’s stay in town we said in June. We’ll save big bucks. We’ll see the local stuff. Like the Church of Elvis Or the funky 24 Hour VooDoo Doughnut Shop We’ll get a … Continue reading

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Taking the Moo Out of Flying

“Thank you, ma’am” the TSA official said as he handed back my ID and boarding pass.  I did a double-take and checked my driver’s license to see if I actually had an individual name because way back at curbside, I’d … Continue reading

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