Monthly Archives: March 2011

On the Road Home

The road trip I’ve repeated most often in my life runs from Iowa to North Carolina and back again. For much of my adult life I’ve lived in Iowa, but my family home was in NC, so two or three … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong and I

I visited Europe for the first time the summer Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, 1969. My friend Junie and I traveled with a summer-abroad program offered by the University we attended in Greensboro, NC, and by nearby Guilford, a Quaker college. We flew to England by … Continue reading

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Beach Road Trip: Part II

Before we headed on to the beach the next morning, we gassed Crawford’s Firebird up in Laurel Hill  at a country store called Cash on the Barrel Head that Junie’s pop ran. In the store Walter Cronkite was always pea-green on the huge … Continue reading

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Road Trip to the Beach: Part I

I saw the ocean for the first time when I was seventeen. It was a cold, gray day but the ocean seemed infinite and I fell in love. After many other beach trips, mostly sunny and filled with play, my delight in the ocean … Continue reading

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