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Monday, July 11, 2016

And We're Off and Running...


         Or to be more precise, we're off and driving.  As this blog post goes up on site we'll be heading north toward Seattle and then in the days to come we'll arc across Canada as we wend our way to New Jersey.   We have a long route mapped out ahead of us, but within ten days we'll be enjoying a visit with our daughters and their families and especially our grandchildren.

          What this means as far as blogging goes is that I might be a bit more scarce at times.   I still plan to post my Battle of the Bands posts on the 1st and 15th of the months as well as hopefully timely BOTB results posts.   And I hope to have a few other scattered posts for #IWSG, Flashback Friday, and Question of the Month--those might be integrated into other posts if necessary.

           I'll still be trying to visit blogs as much as I can, but if you don't see me then you know what's up.   Things should be back to normal schedule after August 15th.

            Something of interest that caught my attention and might be of interest to some of you over age 50 is the announcement of Karen Walker's anthology on aging.  She wrote about it here if you'd like to submit something for consideration.  Sounds like a project that I might participate in if I can find the opportunity timewise after my trip.   Check it out to see if it might be of interest to you as well.

           Hope you are all having a safe and happy summer.   See you around!

          Oh, and if you missed my previous Battle of the Bands results you can find those here.

   

45 comments:

  1. Do have a wonderful time Lee, after all you've been through you deserve a break. Take care and happy travellling.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yvonne, thank you. We all deserve a bit of a break now and then. I hope my breaks don't mean too many visits to McDonalds, but that might be the case as we travel. Better than nothing though.

      Lee

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  2. Safe travels, Lee. That's one heck of a road trip.

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    1. Alex, taking the trip in smaller chunks this time should make it more enjoyable.

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  3. Have a safe and enjoyable trip! That's a real journey!

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    1. Pop Tart, we've been psyching ourselves up for this one.

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  4. Hi, Lee!

    Heading over to the Jersey shore again and following an entirely different route? I wish you a safe trip and hope you make lots of happy memories on your journey. In 1963 I lost my Ace comb at the Cape May ferry landing. If you happen to find it please mail it back to me.

    Thanks, Lee!

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    1. Shady, we've made this trip so many times now that it's nice to change the route up now and then. Doubt whether we'll make it to Cape May, but I can ask around to see if anyone found it.

      Lee

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  5. Oh, Lee, your trip sounds fabulous. And thank you so much for posting about my anthology. Don't worry about the time factor. I'm probably going to move that September 30 deadline further out.

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    1. Karen, I really liked your idea and thought it was worth sharing. Delaying the deadline might help some.

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  6. Have a wonderful trip, Lee! Are you coming towards Toronto at all? Your friend's ageing project sounds interesting. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

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    1. Debbie, we decided to stay northerly going through Ottawa and Montreal since my wife has already seen Toronto. Still want to go back to Toronto one day, but not this trip.

      Lee

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    2. Maybe next time, then. ☺ Ottawa and Montreal are also beautiful cities. Enjoy!

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  7. Lee, sounds like y'all have quite the trip mapped out. Have a good time and don't worry about things in Blogosphere its not going anywhere and your friends will be waiting for your return. I'll check out the writing project. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Cathy, I'll likely manage to stay somewhat connected to blogging since I have a tendency to wake up kind of early. But if I don't then that's what will happen.

      Lee

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  8. Have a great time! I wish I were taking a trip like that this summer!

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    1. Nasreen, second day out and I'm already tired. I'm getting too old for this.

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  9. Have a safe and happy trip. Driving cross country in Canada sounds great.

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    1. Kathleen, I traveled much of Canada, but this will be the first time I've done this much in one stretch.

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  10. Have fun. If you wave the whole time, image all of us you'll be driving by. :)

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    1. HR, I'll wear my A to Z t shirt sometimes to be more recognizable.

      Lee

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    1. Larry, Thought of you today as I listened to disc one of the Spock's Beard concert CD. Great stuff!

      Lee

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  12. Enjoy your trip, and enjoy my country!

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    1. Fredamans, It's been so long since I've been in Canada--I'm looking forward to going back and showing the country to my wife for the first time.

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  13. Have a fun, safe summer holiday!

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    1. Carrie-Anne, I'm sure it will go by all too quickly.

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  14. Have an awesome trip! I'm so jealous...I would LOVE to do that drive!!! :)

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    1. JoJo, I just wish I had more time to see more things (and more money to afford it).

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  15. Thanks for the heads-up on Karen Walker's anthology, Lee. I do have a bit to say about aging. :D

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    1. Patricia, you and me both! Karen will be glad to hear from you.

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  16. How exciting that your wife will see Canada! Wishing you both a memorable journey, filled with joy and pleasant surprises. You did pack your cameras, right?
    Thanks for sharing Karen's blog - I love the idea!

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    1. Diedre, we've got the cameras, but we have to remember to use them!

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  17. Good luck with your trip. Hope you got your passports up-to-date (kind of a moot point right now), and I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time.

    I Are Writer!

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    1. GB, we made it through customs just fine and are well into Canada. As long as the U.S. lets us back in we'll be okay.

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  18. I hope you have an amazing time traveling!

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    1. Loni, so far it's been truly amazing and wonderful. We're looking forward to it getting better.

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