Category Archives: Road Trips

Road Trip Shepherdess

I may not have been herding sheep but taking even a small group of college students on a road trip can be a wandering and confusing drive. Where were those idyllic moments when I expected to be gazing at the lovely Iowa … Continue reading

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Water and Rhythms: Guest Post by Nina Metzner, Part 2

Our friend’s mother has kept supper for us—a supper right out of my childhood. Boiled green beans and potatoes, chicken and rice, fresh sliced tomatoes, peach cobbler and iced tea. I am so used to eating fast food, Cheetos, and … Continue reading

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Water and Rhythms: Guest Post by Nina Metzner, Part 1

Crimson nail, index finger, road map. An unlikely trinity, but I have been hunched over them muttering for so long, I feel I’m on the verge of something prayerful. My finger traces and retraces Route 11 where it snakes along … Continue reading

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Road Trip Guest Post: “The Avenue of Saints” by Mary Ellen Wright

The Avenue of Saints Vision music praises Holy Mother on the Avenue of Saints. Bill and I travel with little bother while soft chords dance around us. The avenue winds through Fall’s peak color –oh radiant gold, orange and red … Continue reading

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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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Childhood Road Trips

My earliest road trip memories came from when  my family traveled a couple of time a year from western North Carolina across the Smokey Mountains to visit my father’s parents on the family farm in eastern Kentucky. Interstates 40 and 75 … Continue reading

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