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Taking the long way home . . . on purpose

I wasn’t looking forward to the 496-mile drive home from Michigan, so I decided to take the long way and add 90 miles. Crazy, right? I had my reasons, including avoiding border crossings in and out of Canada that can … Continue reading

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On vacation in California, the camera goes to the dogs

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — It takes about a week in Northern California to give up trying to capture the beautiful scenery with a phone camera, so you do the next best thing — take pictures of dogs. That’s easy to … Continue reading

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Crossing state lines, one awesome word at a time

EN ROUTE TO LANSING, Mich. — Long road trips provide a wealth of wordplay, if you know where to look. Especially if you pay attention to highway overpasses and see classic street names like Fangboner Road (east of Toledo, Ohio). … Continue reading

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Road trip revelations: A weekend in Happy Valley

Of the many observations I made visiting my son this weekend, one made all the rest possible: he is happy and thriving on the path he has chosen in life. That confirmation allowed me to enjoy the weekend, without any of the common … Continue reading

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Vermont weekend: Changes in altitude … changes in attitude?

Road trip! A few decades ago, that phrase used to mean a wild weekend to a buddy’s wedding or a major sporting event, often just a convenient excuse for youthful debauchery. That kind of trip I long ago relinquished to … Continue reading

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