All posts tagged: 50 States

The Westward Ho

Hello blog readers! Now that the bulk of #jenin50 is done, I’m going to switch back to updates through the newsletter. You can find this week’s here (which will explain the headline). And if you’d like to sign up, this is the place to do that! Thanks for following along!

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One the Road with Jen: Annie

Hey where I’d go? Well right now I’m in Ohio. I turned back east a bit early for one 20-something pound reason. Meet Annie.     I found her in a shelter in Idaho. I couldn’t leave her behind. She’s snoozing on the hotel room bed as I write this, ready for another long day… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: Rocky Mountain High

Hello from somewhere on the CO/UT border. Today’s my last day in Colorado, and it’s been a heck of a state. On the Fourth of July, I ran in the Liberty Four Mile, and did not need to be scraped up off the pavement. After moving on from my lovely dogsit in the suburbs of Denver,… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: 6 months on, and ready for a new beginning

    Dear readers! All…well I don’t know how many of you there are because I don’t look. I know I missed my usual update last week, but for good reason. Here’s the run down of what’s been going on: 1. I went to Hawaii. Aloha! After my first plane broke and a five hour… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: Yes, all by myself

Yesterday, I took an Uber from the mechanic to a friend’s house. On the way, the driver and I chatted a bit, and I told him about my trip. “That’s a big undertaking, especially for a single girl.” I have heard variations of this since before I left, and especially now that I’m out doing this thing. It’s… Read more…

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On the Road With Jen: Up and Down

Running: a series of ups and downs. Hiking: a series of ups and downs. Road trips: A series of ups and downs. I read somewhere that you’re supposed to put things in threes to make them funny. That line above is probably not funny – I’ve been listening to enough audiobooks by comedians to know… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: Westward ho!

Hello from a hotel room near the border of Arkansas and Oklahoma. In the last week, I knocked out three states: Indiana, Alabama and Mississippi. After I write this and take a shower, I’m pointing my Jeep, which for this trip I have dubbed “The Beast from the East,” west. I won’t go through all… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: Indiana!

Hello from day two of my summer trip/mobile office/50 state quest, what have you. The first day was, well, a lot of driving. I left at 4:30 a.m., crossed through Pennsylvania while being a cliche and belting along (poorly) along with Hamilton, then stopped for a hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (the Ledges Trail… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: FAQ’s

Hello again! I’m frantically getting ready for my departure (which will be either Sunday or Monday – we’ll see). I’m excited and nervous at the same time. As I said in my last post, it’s hard to imagine what it will be like because I’ve never been on the road this long before. So instead… Read more…

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On the Road with Jen: Party in the USA

    I’m not sure why you’re here, but if you have read my work or follow me on social media, or are a friend who I talked to in the last four months, you know that my life was kicked into a tailspin in January when my dog died. I have shared this grief… Read more…

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