September 30, 2004

The Open Road Beckons. . .

Hi, all,

Just a quick wave to let you know that I am still alive. Just facing some deadlines here at work. Left the house to catch that horrid 5:56 train again and I left in full night. The moon was out, sort of hidden by the clouds but illuminating them completely. It was beautiful but I just can't keep doing this. I am over committed at work (where I can't keep up with the new business), at home (where I'd rather be taking care of my children), or with all of the non profit stuff (where I have to learn to start saying, no, when asked to do more stuff).

I am definitely having one of those days in which I wonder, fleetingly, how far I can get with my car before American Express wises up to the fact that I've done a runner and cancels my charge card. Mexico? Through Central America? Maybe Argentina? If I stay away from places where the hotels, such as they are, can check with American Express, maybe further? If my next dispatch is bylined, "From the Road", you'll know what happened.

All suggestions as to destinations are welcome.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 30, 2004 07:24 AM

i think out west
i have always wanted to go...but have never been.
have fun.

Posted by: standing naked at September 30, 2004 08:23 AM

You've been quiet and I was wondering where you were my blog brother :)

And, for what it's worth, you should know-you've got a good 45 days worth of Amex loving before they cut you off. Not that I've checked or anything, while entertaining thoughts of escaping to Africa...

Posted by: Helen at September 30, 2004 11:26 AM

I had a great week in Wyoming. Flew into Salt Lake and took a nice drive north into Idaho and then followed the Snake River east into Wyoming and up into the Grand Tetons. Stayed in a lodge near Jackson Lake with no tv, no radio, no c*ll phone or blackberry reception.

I would get up before dawn, drive up to a mountain top and watch the son come up over the mountains. Hiked within spitting distance of moose, elk, bison, and buffalo. Went rafting.

Your weather window may have passed - but I gotta say - it was very, very, nice.
Your girl child would love it.
By the way . . . your blog prohibited this post until I deleted the correct spelling of a non land line phone.

Posted by: ivan at September 30, 2004 09:40 PM
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