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Six Months and Another Ocean

September 9, 2019

Gladis on Cape Cod

As of today, I have been on the road six months continuously. My first trip was October 11 last year, but I went home for a few weeks twice with trips in between. Since I began the journey, I have put 12,000 miles on Gladis and have been through 18 states. I have slept somewhere other than Gladis eight nights.

When I got to Cape Cod National Seashore today and saw the sign that said it was 3625 miles from the West Coast, I shed a little tear. I felt like I should buy Gladis some cake.

Any Regrets?

Not seeing more friends on the first half of the journey. Not buying linen sheets sooner (so COOL!).

What do you miss most?

Church (and I’m not just saying that because I think God will love me more if I say that).

What was your favorite person you visited?

HA! You think I’m going to answer that?

What’s your gas mileage?

Right around 10 mpg

What’s your new favorite state?

New York

How much time have you spent at Elks Lodges?

54 days, I think

What’s next?

Up or down the east coast. Maybe Vermont. Oh, I don’t know!


Warmer water, coarser sand, no waves

Trip Since Last Check-In Distance
Elkhart IN to Crest Hill IL 123
Crest Hill IL to Springfield IL 169
Springfield IL to Indianapolis IN 213
Indianapolis IN to Columbus OH 175
Columbus OH to Lafayette OH 82
Lafayette OH to Buckeye Lake OH 118
Buckeye Lake OH to Cleveland OH 169
Cleveland OH to Franklin PA 127
Franklin PA to Corning NY 204
Corning NY to Owego NY 53
Owego NY to Tillson NY 144
Tillson NY to Easthampton MA 128
Easthampton MA to Hyannis MA 159
Total 1864

Where Marconi sent the first wireless message from in 1905.

  1. September 9, 2019 16:17

    12k miles?!? Congratulations!

    • September 9, 2019 16:21

      I can scarcely believe it, except that Texas is about 11,000 miles wide.

  2. September 9, 2019 17:43

    Make your way to Florida! We are just a tiny bit in. You can even park here and meet the hounds and Neighbor Frank!

    • September 10, 2019 04:32

      I would love to see you and to meet the hounds and neighbor Frank! Florida is just so far awaaaaaaay.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    September 9, 2019 22:44

    Congratulations and best regards from Austria!

  4. September 10, 2019 00:59

    Congratulations and best regards from Austria!

    • September 10, 2019 04:33

      Thank you. I wish I could drive to your lovely country, too!

  5. October 8, 2019 07:54

    Just a quick comment to say how much I am enjoying your blog! Whenever I find a few minutes, I go back and read several of your older posts. I could easily go down the rabbit hole for a few hours but am allowing myself only small doses so I have something to look forward to 🙂

    I was truly fortunate to experience of being on the road for four straight months in 2018 and a total of about 2 months this year (albeit tent, not RV camping), living the dream. Wandering is good for the soul.

    • October 10, 2019 04:22

      Thanks, Marsi! I appreciate your reading it. I’m going to try to write more. I feel I am so behind!

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