18 March 2007

here we go



the boxes have been packed and the truck has been loaded. some guy named dave is already on his way out west with all our stuff. tomorrow, we leave for portland. seven days of driving ahead of us-- seven. whole. days. or maybe more, we've never done this before so we don't really know. and that is the best part of all this: the not knowing, the closing of the eyes and the leaping. tennessee, kentucky, illinois, missouri, kansas, colorado, wyoming, utah, idaho, oregon: here we come.

see you on the other side, friends.

40 comments:

  1. wish you all a very pleasant ride!! :)

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  2. oh new beginnings :)
    hey have a safe drive across the country and I look forward to your next post when you have arrived safe and sound.
    i am really hoping my bag and purse arrived before you left?

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  3. Best wishes for safe and happy travels!

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  4. we will see you this summer!!! (and of couse at lunch today before you go) but, WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!

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  5. wow! you packed FAST!
    good wishes to you all as you take this amazing adventure together! i look forward to seeing the cross-country trip through your lens and your words. ya'll are gonna have so much fun!

    happy trails, sister. xo

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  6. The Northwest is an amazing part of the country to be in. All the best in your transitions.

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  7. Good luck sweet travelers! I can't wait to see your lovely faces here in P-town...Embrace the journey!

    xoxoxoxoxo

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  8. have a wonderful state hopping journey, we've done that trip several times, it's always fun to hear the different radio stations (haha) and check out the foods at the gas stations...:) can't wait to hear about your new home! :) xox

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  9. Try to have fun on your drive. It's a onceinalifetime opportunity to see so much from the "road". Be safe and I'll be thinking of you...Beth

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  10. "I'm heading out west where I belong..."
    a cross country drive is one of the most amazing things ever. enjoy it.

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  11. what a great photo. it says it all. it's filled with a fair amount of emptiness, but also tells of the road ahead. Good luck with the move!

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  12. i'll be passing through portland around the time you make it here. we will meet someday now that you are coming to my part of the country. i look forward to it! good luck with the travels and arrivals and adjustments... we will see you soon!

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  13. Have a wonderful and safe journey! Best of luck :-)

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  14. I looove the photo. Have a safe and happy trip.

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  15. safe travels. the northwest is going to be lucky to have you.

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  16. I spent most of yesterday thinking about you guys! I wish you well - good health, safe conditions on the rode and great opportunities for memories and photo opportunities!

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  17. Happy trails and good luck.

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  18. jennifer (dreemintrea)March 19, 2007 4:01 PM

    here's the artwork i was looking for http://www.jenlemen.com/blog/?p=43

    breathe...enjoy...memories are in the making.

    :)

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  19. have a grand ole time! see you on this coast!!

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  20. I came back since you and Katie provided Modern Musings her first meme soundtrack for life. I hope your move is smooth and it brings forth brighter horizons for you and your family. My family is back in Boston and we are in Las Vegas so I know how tough it is to leave family.
    Thank God for the Internet.

    All the best

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  21. Your photo captured it all perfectly.
    My sister is driving from Rhode Island to greater Atlanta this week for her big, exciting move!
    We drove from Seattle to Massachusetts several years ago. It was a goal oriented trip, not a vacation. But we still enjoyed it and all the memories.
    Have a safe journey, enjoy and be well!
    - Lee

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  22. Good luck with the move, by the way I love that bag!

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  23. Andrea, give me a shout if y'all need a place to crash in Colorado. Take good pictures!

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  24. hope all the fun adventues, beautiful pictures, and love from friends follow you as well

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  25. so exciting! and what a great route! hope you are able to stop at a few of the historic landmarks and such:)

    can't wait to see some roadtrip pics.

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  26. What a rich photo - the colors rock! Best wishes to you and your family on the trip and move. You're making the trek that I wish I had the guts to make!

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  27. ps every time I come to your site right now and read the title of your post I want to sing the Janes Addiction song with the words "Here We Go in it... can't remember wich one, but it sticks.
    I hope you are having many adventures...
    Are you there YET????

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  28. _Happy & safe travels, Andrea. I know you'll make Poretland the most beautiful place on earth--just by being there with yoru twirling skirts and your dancers eye and your delight in small, lovely things! I can't wait to see pictures of your travels along the way, too!

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  29. What a fine blog, just had to say it again. Have a great trip!

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  30. Oh my word, Andrea - I got chills reading this. It's going to be the greatest adventure for you and the fam. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  31. Good luck, and let the adventures begin!

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  32. adventure is healthy

    safe trip and much success with your new lives!

    I so enjoy your photobooth fridays :)

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  33. omg omg omg omg!!!
    I'm having moving flashbacks, sympathy pangs. It's going to be a great ride. I can't wait to hear more and I love the suitcase!!!!htt

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  34. Just made a similar trek to Portland... Maine. But a transition is a transition... never easy, and always brimming with anxiety! Been reading (and enjoying!) your blog on and off for a while, especially when down in Atlanta teaching last month. I've a version of Leg Rodeo that's more like "body forklift". My son loves both! Look up Kyle MacLowry in Portland, OR. Great drummer and a better person, to boot.

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  35. Portland is fabulous! You are coming at the most perfect time. Spring and soon Summer will bring everyone outdoors. I love love love it here!

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  36. welcome to the coast! i am happy to see you are already documenting your new place and i can't wait to see more. and i really can't wait to get the chance to meet you and your beautiful family! congratulations on the change.

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