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Apr082012

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind*, right?  

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On Monday, June 18th, Mrs. G. will climb into her fire engine red Ford Focus, say 77 Hail Marys and hit the road for six, yes six, weeks. Here is her itinerary. If the dates work for your schedule and you are interested in getting together, please send Mrs. G. an email (mrs dot ggggggggggggggg at gmail.com) with your location so she can start an email distribution list for each city to keep us all on the same page. She will also set up a meet up spot on the blog with specific details as soon as they are, well, specific.

Mrs. G. is still working off this master list.

Californians and Oregonians may notice they are not on the current itinerary. This isn't because they aren't cherished and adored but because Mrs. G. is heading down the West Coast the last two weeks of September for other reasons and it makes more sense financially and time-wise to combine the two events.

Road? Whaaa? Trip? How? Here's what's what.

And then there's this: Mrs. G. is not chickening out, so you can't either. Deal? Deal.

Hey! See you soon, floozies.

hatchback

This car stops for yetis.

 

 

Day

Date

Itinerary

Miles

Hours

1

Monday

6/18/2012

Leave Bellevue; Arrive Boise

501

8.4

2

Tuesday

6/19/2012

Boise

 

 

3

Wednesday

6/20/2012

Leave Boise; Arrive Salt Lake City

341

5.7

4

Thursday

6/21/2012

Leave Salt Lake City; Arrive Cheyenne WY

439

7.3

5

Friday

6/22/2012

Leave Cheyenne; Arrive Lincoln NE

444

7.4

6

Saturday

6/23/2012

Leave Lincoln; Arrive Kansas City MO

195

3.3

7

Sunday

6/24/2012

Kansas City MO

 

 

8

Monday

6/25/2012

Kansas City MO

 

 

9

Tuesday

6/26/2012

Leave Kansas City; Arrive Tulsa OK

271

4.5

10

Wednesday

6/27/2012

Leave Tulsa; Arrive Houston

495

8.3

11

Thursday

6/28/2012

Houston

 

 

12

Friday

6/29/2012

Houston

 

 

13

Saturday

6/30/2012

Leave Houston; Arrive New Orleans

388

6.5

14

Sunday

7/1/2012

Leave New Orleans; Arrive Atlanta

472

7.9

15

Monday

7/2/2012

Atlanta

 

 

16

Tuesday

7/3/2012

Atlanta

 

 

17

Wednesday

7/4/2012

Leave Atlanta; Arrive Charlottesville

512

8.5

18

Thursday

7/5/2012

Charlottesville

 

 

19

Friday

7/6/2012

Charlottesville

 

 

20

Saturday

7/7/2012

Leave Charlottesville; Arrive Philadelphia

252

4.2

21

Sunday

7/8/2012

Leave Philadelphia; Arrive Boston

307

5.1

22

Monday

7/9/2012

Boston

 

 

23

Tuesday

7/10/2012

Boston

 

 

24

Wednesday

7/11/2012

Leave Boston; Arrive Ithaca

333

5.6

25

Thursday

7/12/2012

Ithaca

 

 

26

Friday

7/13/2012

Ithaca

 

 

27

Saturday

7/14/2012

Leave Ithaca; Arrive Toledo OH

438

7.3

28

Sunday

7/15/2012

Leave Toledo; Arrive Madison

392

6.5

29

Monday

7/16/2012

Madison

 

 

30

Tuesday

7/17/2012

Madison

 

 

31

Wednesday

7/18/2012

Leave Madison; Arrive Minneapolis

269

4.5

32

Thursday

7/19/2012

Minneapolis

 

 

33

Friday

7/20/2012

Minneapolis

 

 

34

Saturday

7/21/2012

Leave Minneapolis; Arrive Bismarck ND

426

7.1

35

Sunday

7/22/2012

Leave Bismarck; Arrive Billings MT

415

6.9

36

Monday

7/23/2012

Leave Billings; Arrive Spokane WA

540

9.0

37

Tuesday

7/24/2012

Leave Spokane; ARRIVE HOME

275

4.6

 

 

*Quote by Senaca 

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Reader Comments (67)

The best shot I have is Tulsa. I will start seeing what I can do to get to Tulsa.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Wow! That is one HECKUVA road trip! Just let me know how to assist! Admiring your MOXIE my dear!!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

Yay! See you in Charlottesville. Hope you'll camp with us. I have a spare bed all ready for you.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter1Les

I am about 45 min-1 hr. from Philadelphia and would love to meet up with you wherever you are headed there. Let me know and I will make sure to be off. Sounds like a plan, though subject to change due to circumstance I am sure! Happy travel planning!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbramble

We should gather in Seattle or Bellevue to give Mrs. G a proper send off.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranne

Yay, Kansas City won!!!!! I'll email you about the space and beauty of my guest room. I thought you were renting a car.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

See ya in Boston, lady!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Julie, gas prices trump rental car. My baby should make it and I have Triple A.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermrs. g.

Yes, when is the Bellevue send-off party? :)

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen M.

Yes, Anne, we need to have a send off party AND welcome home party in Seattle! I'm in.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Congratulations on having your plan come together! I look forward to your I-5 corridor trip in the fall and will cheer from cyberspace on the inaugural trip!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkabbage

Awww, September is so far off! OK, patiently waiting with empty couch... :) Have so much fun, Heather!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraphrodite

When I donated $20.00 I didn't expect to have to wait until September. False advertising. I would like my money returned. I'll email you.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBA

BA, I will return it the second I get your email. I don't think I am guilty of false advertising. I think I had to juggle time, miles, logistics, money and common sense, but I'm sorry if you are upset.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermrs. g.

Whoohooo!!

Thank you for returning my money. Please get your story straight next time.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBA

I am struggling with your tone, BA, but since it's Easter I'm just going mention I never had a story (timeline or itinerary) until tonight and wish you well.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermrs. g.

I will see you in Minneapolis. Please, please tell me Minnesota Matron can join us! Looking forward to it, Mrs. G! What a crazy trip. You are braver than me! But that's not saying much but I swear I will not chicken out. I'll be there!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Please stay away from rest and truck stops at night, Mrs. G. I'm going to worry about you all the way across and back. But we can discuss this is Philly!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

False advertising? Wow. Good to see it addressed civilly though.

Thinking your roadtrip looks awesome Mrs G. No really, awe-some as in I am full of awe at your bravery and take charge-iness. My only caveat to the whole thing is based on my roadtrip yesterday down 2/3 of England's West Coast (6 hours) make sure you carry a comprehensive pharmacy in your First Aid Kit. Indelicate summary over in the Confessional.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrash

I like reading your blog but how much longer are we going to have to hear about this trip? Quit shilling and get back to the business of writing.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNonna

Woo-hoo! I'm really looking forward to June!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Since Michigan had such a nice group, I was expecting to see a Detroit stop so I completely missed that you'll actually be in Toledo! Woohoo! That's what I get for skimming, I guess. I'm so excited, Mrs. G.!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa L.

Am so very excited to read about your trip and see you in BOSTON.

xoxo

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Between Boston and Toledo is a LOT of miles, and Mrs G is wisely going to be with us here in Ithaca....alright upstate NY, Becky I think has Mrs G one day, then us, will people from Oswego or Niagara etc want to come on over to my house? Perhaps we have a chance to par-tay that Friday before she departs? Email me garyrith at yahoo dot com :)

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergary rith

Woot!!!! I can't wait!!! Thanks for letting me be a small part of this, Mrs. G!!!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky in Upstate NY

Wow - where did the haters come from? Mrs. G - so looking forward to seeing your beautiful face. Safe travels.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermartha

Well, depending on how you get from NO to ATL, I might get to see you! Coming over on I-10, I hope?!?!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGA_in_GA

I cannot understand how someone who donated a small sum to help Mrs G get around the country (presumably because they wanted to meet up with her) now wants their money back because she's not able to make it until Sept??? WTF?

And seriously, Nonna, this is Mrs G's blog so surely that gives her the right to post and write about any topic she likes for as long as she likes, doesn't it?

It's clear I simply do not understand the workings of some human's minds

Have a fab trip Mrs G, I hope everyone you meet is welcoming and lovely and you have the best time. I think you're quite brave to take your blog life into RL, kudos! xx

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Yay! I will be at the July 14 meetup in Toledo. I am very excited.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterunmitigated me

Or maybe I will be a wild woman and drive to Ithaca! Mini road trip!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterunmitigated me

Sweet...I for one, love the dates you'll be in Boston. Looking forward to meeting some new friends!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMainely Alaskan

Cheyenne is a quick trip from Denver, about 100 miles, I can manage that!

Years ago some of us would drive to Cheyenne on a regular basis, as you could buy full-strength booze in Wyoming at age 18 but in Colorado you had to wait until 21... (does anyone remember 3.2 beer?) oohh now you've got me taking another trip in the way-back machine!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Boy that's going to be an awkward meeting with BA in September....

Woot! I'm excited you're spending two days in KC. Biggest news here? We're getting an aquarium AND a motherf****** Legoland! What's up world, KC is on the map! I can't wait to meet Mrs. G and the other Kansas City Derfs!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Huh, that posted before the second hit from BA turned up. People are weird, non?

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrash

I'll be driving to TOLEDO from mid-Michigan. Who wants to carpool?? And share a hotel?

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkate in Michigan

Also... FALSE ADVERTISING? Bahahaaaaa.

Let's all say this together:

"If you don't like what you are reading, hit the little X button and it will go away. Be nice or go home."

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkate in Michigan

Came over from Unmitigated.

That is quite a trip. Be prepared for radically different weather in Houston than what you are use to in Bellevue in June. I grew up in and lived most of my life in Auburn, WA., after 3 years in Houston we haven't quite adjusted.

Have a great time!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMIchele

I think Toledo might be in the cards for me!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin H

All KC area Derfs can reach me at mommy2kai at yahoo dot com. For some reason, Mrs. G, your email address still comes up as invalid when I try to email you. Weird! Jessie, KC is on da mutha-f&*%in' map with Legoland and an Aquarium! Not bad for a 'cow-town'!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

As I looked over the Madison part, peculiar sounds came out of my mouth, sounds of excitement, kind of like Margaret Thatcher talking about war.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Anderson

@Jodi Anderson - did you mean Margaret Thatcher with her squeaky real voice or the elocuted deeper version?? (winky face)

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrash

I can wait until September. Heck, I can wait until whenever as long as I know we have a future chance to get together. It will be so much fun to read about the meet ups at each stop.

Happy Trails Mrs. G!

Darla

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

I'm hopeful I can do the Atlanta dates - maybe the 2nd. All depends on FIL surgery dates and if we are going up there for 4th of July, but regardless, I am so excited!!!!! Atlanta is wonderful!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternavhelowife

Houston! YAY!!!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNacCrackHouse

I'm in Boise!! Wahoo!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLIsa V

Hurray!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter~annie

Have a great trip, take lots of photos and share them with us all. We West-Coasters are patient!!!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Snow

Kate.....I'm a maybe for Toledo....I have to check the finances part and how many hours to Toledo from Grand Rapids.....but we'll see? If you are Lansing area, I could swoop over......anyone else?

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Carol

I'm so excited for all you non-westers! We will expect full reports while we are busily crossing off our calendars until September.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercardinal

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