There are days when I sit and stare at this computer screen and think, “What in the hell were you thinking – who would want to read what you have to say?” Then there are days when I stare at this computer screen and think, “This blogging thing is the best gift I have ever given myself!” Yay me! A little neurotic?
We moved to Ashland in May of 2011, and after setting up camp in our 3-month rental house, we had several weeks to call our own before we took ownership of what is now our B&B. After taking care of a few matters of business and scouting out our new town, we packed up our son’s car and drove it across country.
I recently wrote about my love of the fall season and all that it entails; such as my favorite cardigan sweater, candles and hot chocolate. One of my other favorite things about fall, is that it lends itself to soup – soup weather! One of our favorites is beef barley soup. I make a big pot and we settle in with a steaming hot bowl of soup, a loaf of bread with some good cheese and a glass of wine, it doesn’t get much better.
There is something incredibly special about traveling Route 66; The American classic road trip. I recently connected with someone on Twitter who said he has gone out and discovered something new along the Route over 200 times – very impressive I’d say.
If you’ve been reading this little ole blog of mine for a while, you know that we own and operate a B&B in southern Oregon – and you know that when we’re not hosting guests, we’re out traveling the world. We’re learning to streamline and we’re constantly looking for the perfect backpacks.
Ah… Julia, I admire you even more now that I’ve read your book, My Life in France. This book had me from the get go and even though I found it to be a little disjointed in places, I understand the reason for it because these were Julia’s words as told to her husband, Paul’s, grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme.
I met Kim, online, just a little over a year ago. We struck up and have maintained an online friendship that has brought us to this point; me interviewing Kim, just as she launches her book, “Life on Fire.” Kim is the voice behind the blog So Many Places. Along with her husband, Brian, they are traveling the world and I – like so many others – have been following their journey from the beginning.
At this point in our trip we had planned to drive the old Santa Fe Loop, which is the section of Route 66 that was used between the years of 1926 and 1937 and it turned out to be an awesome drive. After this period, Route 66 was constructed near the current interstate.