impressions of illinois (+driving through indiana) (may 20-21, 2019)

When we look at the map, we sort of resent Indiana. It’s another state, but like… is it? I mean, to us. We are driving from Michigan to Illinois and there is a stretch of road that is governed by a different body, but it’s all the same green trees, flooded fields, dead deer, and … Continue reading impressions of illinois (+driving through indiana) (may 20-21, 2019)

impressions of massachusetts (+driving through NH) (may 15-16, 2019)

Our hapless navigator Google leads us directly into the heart of Boston, even though it’s not where we’re going – we meant to avoid this, this labyrinth of one way streets and hands permanently pushing on horns and getting caught in intersections. We meant to stay on the outskirts, to never go in. Driving through … Continue reading impressions of massachusetts (+driving through NH) (may 15-16, 2019)

impressions of rhode island (+driving through CT) (may 12-15, 2019)

It’s Mother’s Day, and raining. We call our moms, and I feel far from home. But I’m actually closer to one than I’ve been in a long time. We are driving again today, and will be as far into the ocean as we’ll get. We don’t see Connecticut. It’s raining, and we’re on the interstate. … Continue reading impressions of rhode island (+driving through CT) (may 12-15, 2019)

impressions of dc (+driving through MD, PA, NJ) (may 8-9, 2019)

“It’s usually not this chaotic,” could make a good tagline for Washington, DC. There is so much going on: everyone concerned with different things, everyone on their own agenda, everyone bustling and busy, from the two-year-old to the eight-year-old to the parents to the dogs with indignant underbites and a demand for scratches. Every roundabout … Continue reading impressions of dc (+driving through MD, PA, NJ) (may 8-9, 2019)

impressions of north carolina (may 5-7, 2019)

Everything in North Carolina seems too perfect. Too pretty. Huge, fluffy clouds against a piercing blue sky, big green trees, the biggest Confederate flags we’ve seen thus far, brand spanking new in bright colors right on the side of the highway. I get pissed off in any city where the “COEXIST” bumper stickers and reusable … Continue reading impressions of north carolina (may 5-7, 2019)