Ok, 3000 slightly different miles…

Here’s to you, PFL!

What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been! I can only imagine what the next few will be like. Today we are having a going away open house! If you’re in the Portland area, come by anytime between 10am and 8pm! I’m not a fan of big crowds, but there are so many people I’d like to see before we leave….so this is our version of a goodbye party that will hopefully minimize the crowds but give us an opportunity to see a lot of the awesome people we know one last time! We also have a lot of stuff we’re giving away. Some of it really nice. For free. Yes, I was shameless enough to make a ‘donations’ box. It has taken some time, but Peter has come around to being comfortable with giving up a lot–and ask for nothing in return. I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have someone willing to give up so much and embark on this adventure with me.

Anyhoo, we still have one week of work left, then time for our ROAD TRIP! We have finalized our itinerary, and there have been some changes! In fact, the dates of our first stop (Northern Utah) are about the only thing that hasn’t changed. So take a close look for changes that affect our ability to see you. Message, call, comment, anything you want to reach me if you need to talk to me about planning. Without further ado:

Northern Utah (Ogden and Salt Lake): August 16-19

Depart SLC August 20th, drive through Denver, CO; Lincoln, NE; Des Moines, IA, arrive in Bettendorf, IA August 23rd

Bettendorf, IA: August 24-25

Depart Iowa August 26th, drive to Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR; Dallas, TX, arrive in Abilene, TX August 29th

Abilene, TX: August 30th

Depart Abilene August 31st, drive through Albuquerque, NM; Flagstaff, AZ; arrive at Grand Canyon September 2nd

Grand Canyon National Park (/Kaibab): September 3-5

Zions Nat’l Park (Lava Point): September 5-7

Washington, UT: September 7-9

Depart Southern Utah September 9

Gunnison, UT: September 9-10

Manti, UT: September 10-11

Depart Manti September 11th, drive through Las Vegas (where my favorite author has agreed to meet me!), arrive in Arcadia, CA September 12th

Arcadia, CA: September 13th

Depart Southern CA September 14th, drive HWY 101 up to Sacramento September 15th

Camping in Northern CA September 16-20ish

Return to Portland by September 23rd

The beginning of our last road trip~ let’s hope this one goes as smoothly!

If all goes as planned, we’ll be back in Portland (I’ll be working) until October 4th, then drive back to SLC where we’ll leave the car and fly off to Peace Corps staging! Woohoo!

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