Traveling Woes

I was going to write about my grandparent’s farm. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place that I love very dearly. I wanted to share it with all of you as I do, in word and picture.

But I want to spend time on that, since it is so important to me. And time is not something I exactly have, because of this:

Traveling WoesYup. Those are boarding passes. And no, I didn’t collect them. They are all from Sunday, in my attempt to get to San Jose with my boss for a conference. I say “attempt” because it took this many boarding passes (only two used) and a car to get to our destination.

Delayed, missed flight, delayed, cancelled, five-hour drive. I wasn’t reunited with my bag until this afternoon, much to my chagrin. There was much rejoicing in the kingdom when we were reunited.

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Traveling to the Twin Cities

Welcome to Minnesota!

That’s right folks! Greetings from Minnesota, one week later :) The first week of July my family and I traveled up to Minneapolis to visit family. While we were there, we got to see some amazing sites, such as the Minnesota History Center, Fort Snelling, the Minnehaha and Saint Anthony Falls, the Walker Art Center’s outdoor areas and the great neighborhood around my relative’s home. Fun was had by all! I toted along my road trip bag for the 10 hour car ride and got ready for  great vacation in the northern Midwest.

Now get ready for a lot of pictures!

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A Writer’s Road Trip Bag Essentials

The Bag

The bag that holds it all, posing prettily.

I’m doing quite a bit of traveling this summer and recently came back from a nine-hour road trip to my grandparents’ farm. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve brought less and less stuff with me for the ride since a good book and portable DVD player are about all I need. So last week I shoved any and all entertainment into my Lands’ End tote and set off for my first adventure!

But of course, I wanted to share with you all what a book lover/amateur writer/college student (I wear many hats) brings on car trips, so that for the entire trip, you too can be entertained! (As long as you’re not driving. Oh goodness, please not when you’re driving.)

Here’s what my bag of goodies entailed:

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