Our Modern Day Manifest Destiny

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On August 31st, BME & I packed up our GTI with the dogs and everything we would need for 2-3 weeks and set off west.  We followed the above highlighted route for a week and made excellent time.  Along the way we visited family, ate new foods, camped nightly, and made new friends.  For more stories about our trip across country, check out the rest of the “Modern Day Manifest Destiny” series.


Also a million thanks and much love to our dear friends who came out to join us for our last traditional MD crab feast in a while!  (The same thanks and love to those few who arrived late/left early but still came out!)


Bye, Bawldimore! Photo courtesy of BME.


Urban Legends … or truth?

To match my dramatic title, here is an alarming tidbit of news for my other Seattleites:  Suspect in syringe stabbing: ‘Welcome to the HIV club’.  Does anyone else remember this being an urban legend? Something like a prostitute named Bloody Mary left dirty syringes in the change holders of pay phones?  Maybe they had to up their game since no one uses pay phones anymore (sorry, terrible joke — I don’t deal with alarming news well).

BME told me about it last week and I remembered it today for some reason.  I thought we had left behind the crazy criminal assault news when we left Baltimore (read Man attacked with medieval weapon in Patterson Park; glad we moved out of our row house that is a block off the park…).  Stay safe, guys!