As many/most had already seen from 'tween-Update postings, I returned yesterday from my highly-enjoyable MN Loop Roadtrip :)

Put in 1300miles driving and 36.75miles walking in 6days plus 2.5hrs...
aye, it rained every single day and never more than an hour or two without clouds the entire trip
but, by gods, it was such a wonderful roadtrip !
already posted several of the vids...
Read More

Just a barebones map of the MN Loop Roadtrip I took :
1300miles driven, 36.75miles walked, just 6days 2.5hrs
yes, it was gloomy and rained every single day of the trip - but it drug down the trip not one iota :)
- just returned the rental a few minutes ago and got the ride home... now time to relax a bit, unpack, and prepare for the...
Read More

The first 24+ hrs of vacation have slid by with relative ease and relaxing inaction *laughs*
but now time is come, to start gathering and packing what I'll need for the roadtrip portion of this first vacation of the year

finished laundry, charged and updated whatever as needed, verified/confirmed tomorrow's pickup for the roadtrip rental - I'd picked up travel necessities after...
Read More
s'been a busy last full workweek of the month, with just a couple workdays remaining before vaca...
I've never taken this long a vaca before - and it's just the first of two, with the 2nd upcoming in July which'll feature Denver
this first of the vaca duet, however, is going to include an undestinationed roadtrip

( cue the music )

last year's...
Read More
*whew*
just got back from a 2hr, roughly 5.5 mile walk... a'yep, I'm a bit out of shape - I've done better, just last year

aye, I'm not getting any younger BUT even a long-ass winter of being relatively stuck indoors is no excuse - especially with vacations coming up !
after all, I'm on vaca in less than 2 weeks and...
Read More
A mere 20yrs ago I was (still) living out of my car in the Fargone/Nomoorhead area ( at this point having parked myself at NDSU campus )
I had just dealt with a winter of being dug out after unbelievable snowfalls - and a short period of time "living" in the women's dorm at NDSU ( they got sick of digging me out )
- unsurprisingly, once spring began...
Read More

From last night, first tablet drawing I'd done in a few years - daughters loved it :D

Despite the newfound pains and physical issues that literally began as the year did - or perhaps they're a result of - I'm both out of shape and getting older...
As this winter feels as though it's finally hitting some closure, I may be able to try something about the out of shape - though not of the getting older ;)
'Course, I'm getting odd...
Read More

*IF* I can afford a car rental this year, which direction should I head, anything intriguing en route ( I prefer to avoid large cities )...