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

Honk If You See Me… I’m outta here!

Honk If You See Me… I’m outta here!

Happy Friday, Friends. This will be my last post from ‘home’. I’m rolling out Monday morning, embarking on my cross-country vision quest! This week has been one of second-guessing, irrational fears and odd dreams, including one where I was following a “crazy lady” who had escaped from a mental hospital. :-P Fortunately, my last-minute jitters … Continue reading

Have You Lost Your Mind?

Have You Lost Your Mind?

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  –Aristotle This week as I was happily mapping my journey, (only 9 days to go!) a message landed in my inbox. It was from someone having a curiously strong reaction to my adventure. I’ve gotten a lot of emails lately, as … Continue reading

Confessions of an Over-achiever

Confessions of an Over-achiever

Someone recently asked me a two-part question: What are you expecting/hoping for, and what are you afraid will happen on this journey? Good question. I answered the latter (getting hit by a semi), but needed to spend a little time thinking about the more important of the two questions. What are my expectations as I … Continue reading