Hiatus: Moving Again

Covered Wagon

Back in September, I noted that I was moving back to the Midwest after having spent (and spent is the correct term) 6.5 years in Washington, DC. My move was to a temporary sanctuary as I endeavored to plant my roots more firmly in the Hoosier soil. This month, I move again, to a permanent station, and take on the mantle of homeownership.

So, my attention is spent amidst the packing peanuts and cardboard and rental trucks and moving men these days. But worry not, upon my return, I will pick up where I left off. Having recently spent some time in Michigan, I have a trove of travel stories, including:

  • Detroit Found–The Motor City is not as run down as the media tells. Green shoots abound.
  • Grand Rapids–Gerry Ford, Amway and restored cityscapes, not to mention the quacking of the flat Michigander accent sum up all that makes Michigan, well, Michigan.
  • Bigbee Coffee–Lansing’s little coffee shop takes on the big boys, and is worthy of the quaffing.

I also noticed, that since my last hiatus, I have managed to get through only half of my promised compendium. Here are a few more stories to come:

The Arch–Eero Saarinen and St. Louis

Cheyenne Frontier–A quick visit to Wyoming, the Egg and I, and recollections with former Governor Jim Geringer

Archie McPhee and Me–Ever been a “kid in a candy store?” Seattle’s landmark junk shop offers up bacon scented paper, larger than life cockroaches and every bit of junk “made in China” that you don’t need, but can’t live without.

Harbor Walk: San Diego–the ghost ships in the harbor, the USS Midway, and a not-so-bad fish and chips stand.

Rockefeller’s Cleveland–The richest man in history called Cleveland, Ohio home. Yes, Cleveland.

Taliesin West–To understand Frank Lloyd Wright, you really need to visit the places he called home. How a childhood gift of wooden triangles made for America’s most famous architect.

Anyway, I’ll be back in the saddle in a few weeks.

–Henry’s Eclectic.

 

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Hiatus: Moving

Covered Wagon

I am moving from Washington DC to the Midwest over the next two weeks, and for those of you loyal to my blog and who follow my postings, I apologize for the hiatus. I managed to blog during the weekend of my first born’s arrival (having been holed up in a hospital room with little to do for four days), but it seems that the packing up of my possessions is taking every last minute these days.

Usually such a break spells doom not only for the habit of blogging, but the patronage of readers like you.  To keep me honest, here are some of the posts waiting in the queue, after my hiatus and relocation ends:

A Night on Nicolette–recollections of the night life of Minneapolis

The Arch–Eero Saarinen and St. Louis

This is the Place–My love-hate relationship with the Mormon Mecca–Salt Lake City

Cheyenne Frontier–A quick visit to Wyoming, the Egg and I, and recollections with former Governor Jim Geringer

Archie McPhee and Me–Ever been a “kid in a candy store?” Seattle’s landmark junk shop offers up bacon scented paper, larger than life cockroaches and every bit of junk “made in China” that you don’t need, but can’t live without.

Harbor Walk: San Diego–the ghost ships in the harbor, the USS Midway, and a not-so-bad fish and chips stand.

Voices of the Past: Orwell and Hitchens on Tea

Texan Thermopylae—The Alamo, San Antonio and the Riverwalk

Senate Bean Soup–By a resolution of Congress, white bean and ham hock soup has been served every day in the Capitol since the 19th century.

Rockefeller’s Cleveland–The richest man in history called Cleveland, Ohio home. Yes, Cleveland.

Taliesin West–To understand Frank Lloyd Wright, you really need to visit the places he called home. How a childhood gift of wooden triangles made for America’s most famous architect.

As the old timey disk-jockeys used to say, “Catch you on the flip side.” I should be back at this in two weeks. And as always, if you like what you have read, tell your friends!

The Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco

Caravan Photo credit: Robbie’s Photo Art / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Covered Wagon Photo credit: DaveWilsonPhotography / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND