Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Two Days Out...

Inside of 48 hours of my targeted departure, it's difficult to not start getting a bit excited at the prospect of spending the next month and a half on the road. After all, there hasn't been much to photograph outside of my college portrait stuff, and even that's winding down. It's going to feel good to get out there and do the ever elusive "me shooting" again.

My plan is to head to some as-of-yet unknown stop in North Carolina or Virginia somewhere, and then muscle through to Boston on Friday, getting there late that evening.

While in Boston I'm going to be staying with my old shipmate Kenny and his wife Karen. Kenny and I were stationed together back in 1983 aboard the USS Chandler (DDG 996). We've kept in touch since the advent of Facebook, and we talk pretty regularly, but we haven't seen each other in 38 years. It'll be interesting to see how quickly those 38 years evaporate.

We'll be stopping back in Boston on the return leg for a few days, so this first visit will likely be spent catching up and throwin' a few back. I've also been promised chowder. 

I'll probably leave Boston on Monday, April 6 and point the car west on I-90:

 

For the next couple of weeks, I'll be somewhere along that blue line...

As for the blog, I don't know that it'll be feasible to update it every day. Daily updates are much easier on Facebook. That said, each time I stay overnight somewhere I'll update the blog. For instance, even though there will be brief daily updates for the three days I'm in Deadwood, there will be a single update on the blog which will cover those three days. The blog updates will undoubtedly have more photos than my Facebook updates, and will certainly have more in-depth descriptions of where I've been and what I've seen, as well.

So, tomorrow (March 31) is "pack the car" day. The camera gear is all charged up, inventoried and ready to go. I've got clothes laid out which will be packed tomorrow. I just need to make sure I leave room in the trunk for my daughter's stuff on the return trip. I know she's bringing a good amount of stuff, so I'll plan accordingly.

So, this will be my final entry until I get to Boston.

This is gonna' be fun... 

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