I’m on a plane flying to Chicago. Consistent with everything else in 2021, final exams will be remote, so I’m enroute to move my daughter out of college. Ironic for a trip to the “Windy City,” today there are high wind warnings in Washington, DC. The captain warns us the…

Fabulous? More like fiesty.

Something really weird happened. I woke up this morning and I was 50 years old. Shit. 50?? FIFTY. Five decades. Over in a snap. I played tennis yesterday and it hurt when I ran. We ordered Thai food for dinner last night and I worried about…

The end of our American adventure.

The day we left Arlington, my friend Gordon Lubold said reading my first blog made him misty. This was a huge compliment because unlike me, a wannabe writer, Gordon is a legitimate reporter. The Wall Street Journal pays Gordon to fly around the globe…

Fully embracing the cheese of traveling in an RV, we stayed at the Graceland RV Park.

As discussed, John Denver means a lot to my husband, and our family. His lyrics have taken us through this two-week-long sojourn across the United States.

Some days are diamonds, some days are stone…

We pulled up to our great destination. It felt like I was seeing an old friend.

The first time I saw the Grand Canyon I remember being stunned by it’s size. In my memory, we came to the canyon late in the day and the setting sun set off pink-red…

From Bryce to the Grand Canyon

Eric watches the mule riders head down Bryce Canyon.

We spent the morning touring Utah’s Bryce Canyon from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point walking along the rim over looking tall vanilla honeycomb spires — hoodoos that make up the ridges. Speckled with tall, vibrant evergreens, the canyon is full of life and interesting…

Moab to Monument Valley

Monument Valley was a three hour detour in the opposite direction of Bryce, our next official stop, but when someone in the family says, “I’ve wanted to go there since I was four years old,” you go.

Monument Valley is in Navajo Nation, bordering Utah and…

by Gillian W, special guest blogger

Let’s recap the trip so far shall we? The RV is mostly fine, once you get used to the constant motion, noise, lack of privacy, and strange smells occasionally coming from the bathroom. These are through no fault of our own; the pipes smelled…

Suzy Wagner

Strategic communications/author who loves forcing her family into doing “fun things” like taking an RV trip across the country.

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