Going cross-country again

I'm leaving on Wed. for what I am calling my Epic Cross Country Trip. (Maybe it should be Epic Cross Country Trip, 2012, since it's far, far from the first one I've done. I've now lost count.) Here's my basic itinerary, for the curious:

  • Miracle Hot Springs
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Sedona, AZ
  • Roswell, NM
  • New York, NY (family)
  • Western Mass (friends)
  • Northern Vermont (friends)
  • Madison, WI (Wiscon)
  • Home

The first leg of thetrip I'm taking with Ruth. I've never been to Death Valley, and I've haven't been to the Grand Canyon since I saw it at age 14, during a cross country camp trip in 1975.  The rest I'm doing on my own. I'm excited, and a little scared. I'll be mostly camping, with my new cool tent, and staying with friends and family. If you follow this link while I'm traveling, you can see where I am (well, more acurately, where my phone is) in the country at any time. If you are a facebook friend,  follow me on twitter, or friend me on instagram, you'll get to see photos and hear about where I've been and where I'm going. I'll also probably do a fair bit of blogging as well. I'll be working about as much as I usually work, so it's not really a vacation, but it is a chance to get out of my present context, see loved ones I haven't seen in years, and have my own sort of meditation retreat on the road. As you can see, there are also big gaps. I'm expecting to take I40 to I81 to get from Roswell, NM to NY. And I'm probably going from northern VT to Madison via my favorite foreign country (that would be Canada.) I also hope to finally check off North Dakota from my list of states in the Continental US that I have not been to. And, as a newly converted fan of community acupuncture, I'm visiting 3 clinics: One in Flagstaff, one in Northampton, MA, and one in Madison, WI. Nice to know I can keep healthy while on the road!