Tuesday, July 27, 2010

winging it on the road

we spent most of yesterday driving all over south dakota and wyoming...
we did manage to see the sunrise over the badlands.
with a rainbow even...can you see it?
jump with some presidents.
nap in the rain amongst trees that smelled of caramel.
and pitch our tent within view of a famous landmark.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

the long long road

we've been spending QUITE a bit of time on the road lately...now that most all of our planned visits and meet ups are done it is time to head for home...the long way at least. we're still hoping to hit Portland, Or so portland peeps, gimme a shout if yer in town and up for a visit. you'll be our last stop before we begin a new chapter in central california.
until then we will camp and drive...and drive and camp...
and hopefully hit up a cheapo motel-o once in awhile...
and find ACTUAL state signs to smile in front of...
and maybe stop for ice cream...
happy trails!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

i may be on a BIG road trip...

but still there is time for...
making skirts.
playing with a sewing machine.
and taking too many photos of tiny colorful macarons.

Monday, July 19, 2010

july 18 in chicago

we saw taller than tall buildings.
looked at art.
ate lunch by a fountain.
visited the shiny big giant bean.
happened upon an interactive puppet show.
and visited the chicago underground library.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

spiffy jiffy

one is never too old for a factory tour...right? this week, in chelsea, michigan, we hit up the Jiffy factory with the loverly Little Red Hen. i think everyone should don a pale blue paper cap...don't you?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

in toronto

we hit up a flea...
and walked all about...
there was some museum goin'.
and sticky sweet coffee drinking.
there were homemade eats...
and skirt making...
and more wandering.
new friendships were sealed.
and we celebrated with jumping, of course!

Monday, July 12, 2010

vintage dreams in canada

we may not be making the bed right now but lookie how our friends break out the vintage for us...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

note to self

today the mister made me laugh so hard that i went into guffaw-overdrive and couldn't stop. there was gasping for air and a plethora of tears and it carried over for another four hours as we drove from montreal to toronto. just thinking about it is cracking me up all over again. i do quite like my mister. he is one spiffy fella.

in montreal

we walked along cobblestones.
admired the city at night.
went thrift shopping...
studied Easter Island.
walked through an excavated history of the city.
took cover from the rain at an open air market.
and sipped refreshments from an enormous orange.

Montreal is beautiful, stunning, old, new, full of people and sounds, ups and downs and overflowing with wonder. if only we had more days to visit. i'm already itching to return!

Friday, July 09, 2010


i jumped with my best pal from twenty-something years ago.
we drove through two states...
and into canada.
ate hot dogs in vermont.
we exchanged our moolah for some prettier stuff.
and walked through a very old and beautiful city.