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Fifth Annual Windypundit Road Trip Coming Up

Fifth Annual Windypundit Road Trip Coming Up

For the fifth year in a row, we’re planning a summer road trip. Unlike the previous four trips, we won’t be traveling to the east coast this time. Instead, we’re planning to stay a few days in each of Memphis and Nashville, and we’ll also be stopping in Louisville and St. Louis. Since I referred […]

2013 Road Trip Report – Part 4: The Road to Avalon

(I’ve been writing a rambling travelogue for last year’s trip to the Jersey shore. Part 1 got me from Chicago to Toledo, Part 2 got me to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Part 3 got me to New Haven, Connecticut. I’m running out of interest in writing these, but I think I have at least one more.) […]

2013 Road Trip Report – Part 3: Connecticut

Time for Part 3 of my rambling road trip report from last summer. Part 1 ended in Toledo, Ohio and Part 2 ended in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I got up the next morning and took advantage of the complimentary breakfast before heading out on the road. There was some decent weather, so I pulled off the […]

Fourth Annual Windypundit Coastal Dash: This Time It’s Backwards

For the fourth year in a row, I’ll be making a road trip to the east coast. This time, however, I’ll be going in the opposite direction from my usual pattern: I’ll be heading down into Kentucky on the way out before going up to Avalon, New Jersey for a few days at the shore. […]

2013 Road Trip Report – Part 2: The Zen of Driving

Time for Part 2 of my rambling road trip report from last summer. Part 1 ended with me going to sleep outside Toledo. The next morning I woke up and hit the road: Interstate 80 eastbound. This was to be my longest drive of the trip, just over 450 miles to Scranton, Pennsylvania. With a […]

2013 Road Trip Report – Part 1: The Road to Toledo

It looks like I never got around to posting about last year’s summer road trip. Since it’s getting close to time for my next one, I figure I better post something. Excuse me if I ramble a bit… I started the trip the way I always do, working through checklists of things to pack — […]

Third Annual Windypundit Coastal Dash - Now Including Connecticut

Third Annual Windypundit Coastal Dash – Now Including Connecticut

My upcoming trip to the east coast is now going to include a swing through Connecticut. My plan is to drive from Chicago to somewhere in Connecticut, work my way down the Jersey shore to Avalon, and then swing back south through Virginia and Kentucky on my way to Chicago. As usual, it would be […]

Third Annual Windypundit Coastal Dash

Third Annual Windypundit Coastal Dash

Once again, it’s time for my summer road trip. In just a few weeks, I’ll be driving from Chicago to the Jersey shore, and then on the return trip I’ll probably swing south through Virginia and Kentucky on my way back to Chicago. As usual, it would be great to meet up with some of […]

Coastal Dash 2012 Travelogue – Part 4

This is the fourth and final installment of photos from last summer’s trip to the coast. (You can also see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) When I visited with my family in eastern Kentucky, we drove up to Breaks Park, which is located in the mountains along the Kentucky/Virginia border. I got a […]

Coastal Dash 2012 Travelogue – Part 3

I’m finally getting around to posting pictures of my roadtrip from last summer. (Here are Part 1 and Part 2) On the way from New Jersey to Kentucky I stopped in the D.C. area to meet some friends I used to work with, and then the next day my wife and I met up with […]

Coastal Dash 2012 Travelogue – Part 2

I’m finally getting around to posting pictures of my roadtrip from last summer. (Part 1 is here.) When I went to Avalon in 2011, I was pretty disappointed in the pictures I took. I saw a lot of interesting spots filled with local color that seems a bit exotic to a Midwestern city boy like […]

Coastal Dash 2012 Travelogue – Part 1

I’m getting ready to start planning my next summer road trip, but I realized I never got around to posting anything about last summer’s road trip. The trip started the same as any trip from Chicago must start: Stuck in traffic. I left home around 6pm on Friday, so I caught the tail end of […]

Coastal Dash 2012 Update

I’ve been exchanging email with a few people about my upcoming dash to the coast at the end of the month. I have tentative plans with a couple of people, and for a little while it looked like Jamison Koehler was going to put together a blogmeet with some other DC bloggers, but that fell […]

Second Annual Windypundit Coastal Dash

In about a month I’m going to take another road trip out to the east coast. I’ll be driving from Chicago to the Jersey shore, and then on the return trip I’ll probably swing south through Virginia and Kentucky on my way back to Chicago. The last time I made this trip, my wife and […]

Maryland Revisited

I just drove through Maryland a few weeks ago, and now I’m back, this time on business. One of my on-again, off-again clients has a bit of work that I’m suited for, so I flew out here for a meeting. Yeah, that’s right. I flew. For the first time in about 11 years. My lack […]

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