All posts tagged: 50 States

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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