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how to have a safe and smart solo road trip

this past summer, i took off for a little over two weeks on a solo road trip across the southern united states.  i was encouraged by my well-travelled uncle to just go for it.  i saved for six months in order to pay for everything in cash.  i learned quite a few things along the… Continue reading how to have a safe and smart solo road trip

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a recap of the state fair

we got there about 3pm after an hour long train ride.  it happened to be the weekend of the OU/Texas game (go Texas!) so it was super busy everywhere.  we decided on the train because of the cost of parking, the crazy traffic, and how much walking we knew we’d be doing that day. we… Continue reading a recap of the state fair

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my solo road trip.5

Nashville i arrived in the afternoon to the nashville area from north carolina. boy, was that one long and boring drive. i came from the south so that i could stop in leiper’s fork for a late lunch. i ate a pimento cheese sandwich and sweet potato fries with an iced tea at puckett’s grocery.… Continue reading my solo road trip.5

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my solo road trip.3

the Gulf Coast i headed out of New Orleans early that morning, thinking it would be an uneventful day. boy, was i wrong… i had just crossed the border into Mississippi when all of a sudden the cars in front of me started slamming on their brakes and pulling to the side of the road.… Continue reading my solo road trip.3

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my solo road trip.1

over the christmas break 2012, my dad’s side of the family gathered at my grandparents house in abilene.  we always, as a tradition, do a giant (sometimes impossible) puzzle.  my uncle, a pastor in oklahoma, and i spent quite a few hours working on this year’s puzzle.  i enjoy that time because my family is… Continue reading my solo road trip.1