24
November
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Posted in Airstream, Practicalities

My 7 scientific minutes

Anyone who travels knows it can be hard to keep up an exercise routine on the road. Even if you’re a runner, which I haven’t been for many years, there are places where you don’t want to just head out the door and run the neighborhood, especially with my crummy sense of direction. I know that when […]

17
November
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Posted in Airstream, Exploring, Finding history

Six months, and other numbers

I really can’t believe it—it’s already been six months to the day since we drove away from Birch Bay, Washington, in a steady Northwest drizzle. That means, assuming we stick to our target of one year on the road, we’re halfway through our Tin Can Tour of the US! If you had told me how much […]

6
November
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Posted in Finding history, The mid-Atlantic

Sitting still for the paparazzi

One of the unrivaled joys traveling the country has been not only visiting the national and historical parks run by the National Park Service, but also talking with the excellent park rangers. With very few exceptions they have been incredibly enthusiastic and generous in sharing their passion and mastery of their chosen historical and natural subjects. […]