Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone for supporting our journey!
We’ve had to make some changes to our schedule and slow down a bit, but we are continuing with the spirit we began. This week I’ll be catching up on the blog with the two visits made since Maryland and we’ll be working on our planning for May, June and July.
Remember that old song by Carly Simon? It’s been ringing in my ears these days. Just the thought of being back on the road, staying in a new city most every night and a new state every week. It brings me butterflies and wracks my organizational Type A brain all at one time.
Unfortunately, I’ve found myself turning into a procrastinator. I keep asking myself, “Where is this coming from?” I’ve done all the tests that prove just how anal I am, I have ALWAYS been the one early, ready, and obnoxiously on point and on schedule. But now? I’m lost in a sea of, *eh* … really!
Is it age that makes me realize that some things are more important? When did sitting outside under the awning become more important than planning my trip, emailing contacts at my upcoming locations, looking up campgrounds, …
Okay, so the list could go on forever. I just want to be out there. I want to be on the road with, “Yeah, we’ll be there by Sunday but until then, we have six days to travel all of 250 miles and nothing else on the schedule.” I want to hit the parks, the zoos, the museums, and take time to just sit by the side of the road and enjoy the view of the skyline or the mountains, or whatever happens to be in my back yard that night. Think about it, in just a few weeks, the entire country will be my personal backyard!
*** PLEASE NOTE: This schedule has been updated as a living document.
Click on “Schedule” above for our most current listing!
traveling tUUsome 2013 schedule
January 1: Leave from UUCEP
January 6: Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 13: Dallas, Texas
January 20: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
January 27: Oxford, Mississippi
February 3: Birmingham, Alabama
February 10: Lawrenceville, Georgia
February 17: Sarasota, Florida
February 24: Greenville, South Carolina
March 3: Fayetteville, North Carolina
March 10: Williamsburg, Virginia
March 17: Washington, D.C.
March 24: Frederick, Maryland
March 31: Wilmington, Delaware
April 7: Devon, Pennsylvania
April 14: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
April 21: New York, New York
April 28: West Hartford, Connecticut
May 5: Providence, Rhode Island
May 12: Concord, Massachusetts
*Insert visit to CLF and UUA this week!
May 19: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
May 26: Portland, Maine
June 2: Burlington, Vermont
June 9: Ottawa, Canada
June 16: Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 23: Columbus, Ohio
June 30: Charleston, West Virginia
July 7: Lexington, Kentucky
July 14: Knoxville, Tennessee
July 21: Little Rock, Arkansas
July 28: Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 4: Overland Park, Kansas
August 11: Kirkwood, Missouri
August 18: Bloomington, Indiana
August 25: Oak Park, Illinois
September 1: Madison, Wisconsin
September 8: Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 15: Des Moines, Iowa
September 22: Lincoln, Nebraska
September 29: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
October 6: Bismarck, North Dakota
October 13: Laramie, Wyoming
October 20: Golden, Colorado
October 27: Salt Lake City, Utah
November 3: Bozeman, Montana
November 10: Moscow, Idaho
November 17: Seattle, Washington
November 24: Anchorage, Alaska (by air!)
December 1: Portland, Oregon
December 8: Reno, Nevada
December 15: Berkley, California
December 22: Honolulu, Hawaii (flying again!)
December 29: Paradise Valley, Arizona
December 31: Back home to El Paso!
Austin and I spent the afternoon Wednesday mapping and tweaking our route for next year. After getting a few spots on the map we could see some better patterns and it changed all of our dates for the year! It was very exciting to see the locations in a concrete form, knowing we’ll be starting out in just one more month. Amazing to have this opportunity!
This map will stay at the UU Community of El Paso (UUCEP) in the Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) department. UUCEP is our starting point on January 1st and our ending point on December 31st.
I’ll be posting the entire year’s schedule this weekend. Hope to see many of you as we reach your locale!
*You can also find us on Facebook as “traveling tUUsome”