Daily Archive for August 23rd, 2009

is Home! #fb http://schmap.me/…

is Home! #fb http://schmap.me/b5drr5

Driving through Kentucky, I ac…

Driving through Kentucky, I actually saw wild turkeys. The grass, however, was resolutely not blue. #fb

Finally in West Virginia, trav…

Finally in West Virginia, travelling I-64. I could practically drive home blindfolded from here. #fb http://schmap.me/svxa8q

I crossed over the Ohio River …

I crossed over the Ohio River from Indiana to Kentucky, moving from the Mid-West to the American South. Odd. #fb http://schmap.me/yznvtx

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is going home: http://shar.es/BT9N #fb

“I wonder what they’ll say, when they see their boy looking this way?”

I last slept in my own bed the night of Saturday, August 1. The next day, I drove to Henderson NC to pick up my two youngest from summer camp, then on that Monday, drove us all to Duck NC for an Outer Banks vacation. On Friday, August 7, I bade goodbye to my family and aimed my little Prius westward. In the sixteen days since then, I have passed through Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico on my way to California, then back through Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and now Indiana. I probably missed listing a state or two, but I am tired. I awoke this morning in Evansville, and face another 500+ miles to Virginia. My sleep last night was pierced by dreams of abandoned children. Today, I am haggard but hopeful; tonight, August 23, by hook or by crook, I sleep in my own bed.