Category Archives: ‘merica

Beginnings and Endings

So, how many of you still think we’re in Berlin? Because, um, since then we’ve been to London, Hawaii, and home for almost three weeks. Maybe no one is even reading this anymore, in which case I can basically write whatever I want without fear of retribution (I still love the Backstreet Boys so much it hurts a little; sometimes I put empty Nutella jars back into the cupboard ...continue reading

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Home Is Wherever I’m With You

We’re home! And, um, have been for almost two weeks. I kind of forgot about this blog as soon as we drove off the ferry. The promise of free laundry, a home-cooked meal and some interaction with humans besides each other has been like a warm balm to our road-weary souls. Maybe that’s a touch dramatic, but if I never again ...continue reading

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Canucks Of The Caribbean

canucks of the caribbeanAfter a few days of theme parks (which did their best to ensure that we were sick of Christmas even earlier than usual), we got on a 7-day Caribbean cruise that we were able to book last-minute for really cheap. We were very enthusiastic about the opportunity to slow the pace down a little, get some work done, relax, etc.

We left from Port Canaveral, which is right ...continue reading

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Butterbeers and Mickey Mouse ears

Note: If the above picture doesn’t terrify you, you are a braver person than me.

New York to Orlando: 1736 kilometers (1079 miles – have I mentioned lately that I detest the imperial system?), two and a half days of almost nonstop driving, and one visit to Waffle House (something I would consider moving to ...continue reading

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Sand, Snow, and Skyscrapers

new york skylineWe drove South-East from Boston (Bahhston) to Cape Cod (Cape Cahhd), a New England summer vacation hotspot (hahht… well, you get the picture). Despite the fact that it was pouring rain as we drove out to the cape, it was easy to see why it’s such a popular destination. The towns are all adorable, full of colonial-style buildings, artisan shops, and (at the end ...continue reading

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Borders, Bar Harbor, and Boston

We crossed the border with much less fanfare than the last time, and then had to pull over and manually unclench our buttcheeks. I’m pretty sure that border crossings are on that list of the most stressful events in life, like moving and living with a teenager. From ...continue reading

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Breaking the Windy City

Chicago! Windy! Oprah! Perfect Strangers!

The end.

…Just kidding. Believe it or not, there’s more to the windy city than what’s listed above. We spent an entire week there, which in and of itself was such a luxury. This is the first time since Calgary that we’ve stayed more than two nights in one location. As you might imagine, ...continue reading

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Milltown, Brewtown, and Charlie Brown

milltown, brewtown, and charlie brownAs Pia said in the last post, Saskatoon and North Dakota were not the most exciting places to drive through, and as nice as small farming communities are, they don’t offer a lot of sights for the visitor to see, but North Dakota did allow us to see the world’s largest pile of oil cans (believe it or not, this wasn’t a destination sight for ...continue reading

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Prairies and Berries, Bones and Groans

It’s been a week since we left Calgary, but it feels more like several weeks. Travelling like this, you really lose track of the time – as of today we’ve been away from Victoria for exactly a month, but that seems like such an impossibly short amount of time to have fit in all the places we’ve ...continue reading

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Mountainsides and Scary Rides

Here are my thoughts on the first few days of the trip (Vancouver to Boise):

-Beer + sweet friends + Phnom Penh + bowling + Troll 2 = one happy Pia.
-UTI? More like BOO-TI. See what I did there?
-Fourth of July in America is something to behold. Stars and stripes and red and white and blue and ...continue reading

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