life so far + Escondido, Lady Brain Fest & Ugly Mug

Hi friends! I’ve almost been home now for as long as I was on the road. I’m in my 3rd week in my new (old) home in La Mirada CA. The first week was basically relaxing and recovering from my trip. It felt good and familiar to think of my mom’s house as the place…

Day 14 – Ann Arbor

Shortly before the kids went off to school, I made my way downstairs at Laurel’s house to see the fairly typical morning at her house. Then, Laurel & I had coffee and chatted. I took a shower, then we left for breakfast at Anna’s House which was really good. It wasn’t raining yet, so we…

Day 13 – Rochester to Ann Arbor via Niagara Falls & Canada

(writing this on Thursday about yesterday) I said goodbye to the little trailer (they call her Loretta) pretty early and headed out. I realized I could stop at Niagara Falls on my way out to Ann Arbor so I did. For breakfast I had what used to be my staple for road trips when I…

Day 12 – Syracuse to Rochester / Gig 6 – The Spirit Room

(I’m posting this on Thursday since I didn’t have wi-fi on Tuesday night, but I wrote it Tuesday night. Day 13 to follow.) I guess I needed to sleep because I woke up past 9 am on Tuesday. That hasn’t happened in a long time. I went downstairs, and Georgia made me some coffee and…

Day 10 – Worcester MA to Cooperstown NY

I slept hard last night and according to my machine, nearly 9 hours! That was good. I slowly got myself together then read until Victor & Lea were ready to go to breakfast. It was another beautiful day, and we walked to their neighborhood diner called Salt & Pepper. Again, I had the eggs, bacon,…

Day 8 – Nashville to Ridgway PA

Just a quick post tonight. LONG drive today. Rainy all the way into Ohio. Coming into Cincinnati was way more beautiful than I expected. Pennsylvania is beautiful & green. I met up with my friends, Matt & Joey, at the Knights of Columbus Hall for their open mic, had a couple beers & a couple…

Day 5 – Austin (The Hike)

Today, Barbara & I planned to go out for breakfast then go for a walk on the Greenbelt. We went to Phoebe’s Diner for breakfast where we both had their Badass Bacon & Eggs. We would both disagree about Phoebe’s claim about their bacon. It was the kind that’s like a slab, a long piece…