When nothing is beautiful

Before I left, I mentioned to at least 2 of my colleagues that they were welcome to join me on my trip west.

“What’s out there?” they asked.

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The trip by the numbers

1 New Jersey resident

4 flight segments (2 each way)

1 rental car Read more of this post

Closing the loop ( #wheresrory )

From Manitoba I am bound directly south, to North Dakota and the USA, with a brief stop in between at the International Peace Garden.
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Saskatchewan to Manitoba #wheresrory #furiouslyhappy

It’s a long way from Regina (pronounced in the most awkward way possible – you figure it out) to Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, especially if your GPS decides to take you off the main highway and down some of the loneliest roads ever.
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Odd little duck

It occurs to that while Semi Random Flotsam is a highly accurate name for my largely themeless, topically-all-over-the-map blog – and indeed I am prone to being semi random in real life – I could also have named it Odd Little Duck.
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Minot… Why not?

A friend of mine recently mentioned that she knows someone who is pursuing a personal goal to visit all 50 states before turning 50. It turns out this is a goal that, God willing, is easily within MY reach. I hadn’t set a time frame for it – I am fine with random and somewhat arbitrary goals but hadn’t given thought to a deadline (though 50 Before 50 does have a ring to it).
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Ok. Going back to bed.

4am local time. Read more of this post

Travel wrap up

Because when possible I do try to wrap up one trip before getting myself all embroiled in another, here is a quick video recap of my trip through the midwest this summer…

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Invisible strings

This looks familiar,
Vaguely familiar…

I spent the weekend at a reunion – if you can call a first-time meeting a reunion. But in this world of online connections, these people who came together to bring and receive Christmas cheer have become something more. A mini-tribe, as it were. It’s hard to believe that 8 months ago, we were all strangers. Read more of this post

Wading through

Photos from the 3 cameras I had with me (exclusive of the 2 my mom was toting) have exceeded what I can burn to a CD for them. Said photos have taken a ridiculous amount of time to coordinate to be almost clustered together in some kind of order (three different numbering systems, three different time stamps, I’m not even going to TRY to get them exactly right). Read more of this post


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