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California’s Central Coast on a Vespa

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Joshua Tree

Claustrophobia I’ve been mulling this word, “Claustrophobia,” around in my head for quite a while now. When I made the choice to move into 466 sq ft and felt like I had “more” than when I lived in 2000+. When I stay in either of my family’s homes that are not overly large, yet make

Get off the highway

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 by

We zoom through this life so fast. Always in a rush. Speed limits being increased as our technology can handle roads more safely. [pb_slideshow group=”14″] “You ride that thing on the highway?” Probably a question- or rather, an incredulous statement- that I hear two to three times a day. Sometimes on the route I’ve chosen,

A Greater Range

Thursday, 18 July 2013 by

There are times when I can hardly even stand the beauty that has surrounded me. There is a feeling of expansiveness that can almost be painful. And yet I don’t mean this in a negative way at all. I consciously choose NYC as a home base- part for family, part for accessibility. But the limitations

The 2 lane highway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque was a delight full of natural beauty, art studios and some of the best coffee I’ve ever had (Cheers to Java Junction!)   Can’t wait to return and spend a few days in Madrid.

Plans to not Plan

Sunday, 14 July 2013 by

Irksome as it may be to those in my life, I have a penchant for letting things unfold as they may. Imagine going on a 3 week trip with someone who has used a stack of post-it notes to plan the itinerary. Now imagine, I’m the one that hides the post-it notes. There are downsides:

Filler Up

Saturday, 13 July 2013 by

This trip isn’t about pinching pennies, but a nice benefit of driving a Vespa is the fuel economy! I average 66 miles per gallon (and love that this is the number!) The winds across the SouthWest have been so brutal. The decrease down to 50 mpg tells that story all too well. Best tip I

A Classic 66 Day

Friday, 12 July 2013 by

The kind of day that has me in awe from the very start. Can’t believe it is only mid-day. THIS is what happens when you open yourself up to the extraordinary…     Packing up in the wee hours to catch first light, I was sent on my way with a pleasant “That is quite

Where We’ve Been: The Ride So Far

Thursday, 11 July 2013 by

An interesting thing about taking on a ride of this magnitude is that it is actually impossible to plan. Sure, there is a general outline, but the surest way to make sure your plans don’t happen is to make them! Weather, mechanical issues, meeting cool peeps whom I want to spend more time with, these

Day by Day: July 2

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 by

With a decent hotel breakfast to get me started, Purl and I were off to move West. The weather was still not looking great and I hoped to get a bunch of miles in. The Vespa was riding well, I had made my first adjustments in how things were packed and it was time to

Day by Day: July 1

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 by

I had done all the preparations I could manage, taken a shakedown ride and the only reason I was still in Brooklyn is that my apartment had no other guests. I was antsy and annoyed with the weather and just finally decided to get on the road. How does one “leave” a place where she