From Nothing to Abundance in Alabama

From Nothing to Abundance in Alabama

“We’re better off for all that we let in.” Indigo Girls Happy New Year from Huntsville, Alabama! I’m writing this post from my dining room table, up inside my charming little apartment near the cemetery that I told you about last post. The morning light is spilling in through one of the alcove windows, and … Continue reading

Giving Thanks in Rocket City: my new home!

Giving Thanks in Rocket City: my new home!

Well, it’s official. I’m never leaving Alabama. At least not willingly… Never in my life did I think I would wind up here. When I left Colorado on my quirky journey two months ago, my visit to Alabama wasn’t even certain. If anything, I was going to “swing by” for a couple of days. But … Continue reading

30 Days on the Road: what have I learned?

30 Days on the Road: what have I learned?

Hey Friends– Happy (almost) Halloween! I’ve been on the road 30 days now! Can you believe it? It’s been a life changing experience that just keeps getting richer and more beautiful, even when complications arise… Shortly after my last post, my bank decided that someone had hijacked my card and was traipsing across America buying … Continue reading

Almost Paradise… in Alabama

Almost Paradise… in Alabama

Greetings from Alabama! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated and some of you got worried. Sorry! As you know from my last post, I was invited to visit a community in Alabama after the fiasco at the first commune. Well, the day I arrived in Alabama, a couple members of the community … Continue reading

From Dollywood to Alabama

From Dollywood to Alabama

[This is a followup to my misadventures at a commune. You’ll probably want to read parts one and two first.] Guess what, y’all! I have some great news! But first, thanks for all your comments. I’ve been remiss in replying cuz I’ve been driving (wicked rainstorm in Knoxville yesterday!) You people are kind, wise and … Continue reading

My (mis)adventures at the Commune (part 2)

My (mis)adventures at the Commune (part 2)

This is part 2. For part one click here. They all had super cool names at the commune. Names like Rainbow and Mayonnaise. Not a boring “Denise” among them. I considered re-naming myself. I once took an online quiz called, If Sarah Palin Named You… my name would be Catfish Moonshine. Maybe I would go … Continue reading

My (mis)adventures at the Commune

My (mis)adventures at the Commune

I’m writing this post from the Super 8 in Waynesboro, VA. It will be a two-part post, mostly because I have to be out by 11! :-) I left West Virginia on Saturday and drove through part of the Appalachian Mountains (drop-dead gorgeous) on my way to Virginia. One of the adventures along this quirky … Continue reading

Sunrise in Kentucky

Sunrise in Kentucky

Good morning from Frankfort, Kentucky! That’s right, I am no longer a Kentucky Virgin. ;-) I logged a lot of miles yesterday– from Columbia, Missouri to Frankfort– rolling through southern Illinois and Indiana along the way. The drive was breathtaking, the weather was gorgeous. There were times on I-64 when I had the road all … Continue reading

Sunrise in Kansas

Good morning from Salina, Kansas! I thought I would run out of gas between Colby and Salina, but managed to coast in on fumes. :-) At least Kansas keeps you entertained on those long stretches of highway with billboards: Jesus waving (from at least 6 billboards), Jesus standing in a wheat field, “World’s Biggest Prairie … Continue reading