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Road Report: Dusty!

Strong winds and a lot of dust as we drove west on Route 66 through Arizona towards Winona and Flagstaff this week.

Dust-obscured view from Highway 66 westbound through Arizona

View from Highway 66 westbound through Arizona

Makes me glad we’re not on a motorcycle this time. Or a horse.

October 28, 2009   5 Comments

Beer by the Yard

The English may have the occasional yard-of-ale, but St. Paul has worked out the innovation of ale-the-occasional-yard. We saw these barflies pedaling their lagers on the street, and instantly thought of a couple of our shall-remain-nameless friends.

Mmmm . . . beer and excercise...

Mmmm . . . beer and exercise...

Handled correctly, it could solve the driving-home problem, the beer-requires-exercise problem, the same-old-bar problem, and a host of others. Simultaneously. Brilliant!!!

October 13, 2009   2 Comments

A Side of Elk

Apologies for the erroneous posts, those who received them. For those who didn’t–and by way of explanation–I modified some code in the back end of the blog, and our web host moved to a new update-engine, so I moved the blog into it. Somewhere along the line, it published a post that it shouldn’t have, and then republished a post from last year, allowing the Coburg Cow to escape again. Here’s an apology photo.

Some Elk on the Side

Some Elk on the Side (click for larger)

To continue the “horned animals” theme, it’s a picture we took of a herd of Elk on a railroad siding on the side of a hill, just outside of Medora, North Dakota. At least, I think they’re elk. I’m from white-tail country: if they’re big ferrets, or anything, let me know.

October 9, 2009   3 Comments

Live from New Mexico

View from historic Route 66, westbound from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque

View from historic Route 66, westbound from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque

We have finally arrived in Albuquerque. We are here a few months and several thousand miles later than we expected and we couldn’t be happier.

Details to follow. (As soon as we catch our breath!)


Picture taken with Neil’s RIM BlackBerry 8330 camera phone, May 17, 2009.

Map of where this picture was taken: Santa Rosa to Albuquerque

May 18, 2009   7 Comments

Wild Plants of Virginia (updated)

We have seen some beautiful plants on this trip, mostly trees and flowers that neither of us grew up around.

Can you help us identify them?

These vibrant red leaves belong to a some kind of plant that climbs up the trees. When the leaves catch the sunlight their colour is amazing.

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October 6, 2008   7 Comments

Separating Church & State

“New Englanders are serious about the separation of church and state. That’s why they keep their churches in cages.”

—Neil,
pointing out the Main St church above
as part of his spontaneous Nashua, New Hampshire travelogue
August 16, 2008

September 14, 2008   5 Comments

Razor in Candy

When Halloween Urban Myths Become Commodified
Razor in Candy: when Halloween urban myths are commoditized

This vending machine in the hallway of the Red Roof Inn in Brattleboro, Vermont, seemed to embody the legends of Halloweens past.

September 5, 2008   Comments Off on Razor in Candy

Unembattled in Brattleboro

After our two-part misadventures at our last stop (see: Knackered in Nashua, and Lathered in Nashua), we have landed happily in a nice(ish) hotel in Brattleboro, Vermont.

That is not to say that the universe has changed. We are still us. You could tell which room was ours, from all the way down the hall.

It’s the only one with that number sign on it.
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August 23, 2008   2 Comments

Catch of the Day (Yum!)

Crab trap full of crazy star fish, Captain Bill’s boat, off the coast of the Haida Gwaii

[If you think this is creepy, click on the picture for a larger version!]

Picture taken by my dad, Ron Evans, on Neil and Dad’s fishing trip, July 17, 2007

August 22, 2008   2 Comments

Sturbridge Massachusetts: 48 States Postcard Project

Sturbridge Massachusetts is the source for our first postcard to our nephews in our 48 States Postcard Project.

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August 12, 2008   Comments Off on Sturbridge Massachusetts: 48 States Postcard Project