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Half-Passed Saugerties

June 29, 2010

“That was way back in Saugerties,” Shannon said yesterday, in reference to some mundane errand.  She could have said “That was a month ago” or, “That was in May,” because both are true.  But she didn’t.  She could also have uttered the seemingly nonsensical sentence “That was Saugerties ago,” and I’d have understood exactly what she meant.

And so it occurred to me, that points on the map are now more useful to us in judging time than days or months on the calendar.  Monday doesn’t really have a special significance any longer, other than the fact that many museums are closed that day.  Boothbay, Maine, meanwhile, is three days away.  And Narragansett marks for us the fickleness of Spring in an experiential way that “May” never could.

It’s hard to tell how this fledgling calendar will develop over time, or whether it will at all.  But one thing is clear even today: Florida already feels kind of Christmassy.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris H. permalink
    June 30, 2010 9:13 am

    Thank you Meredith for alerting me to this wonderful blog!

    Chris Herridge here, Heather’s Mother-in-law. I shall follow your journey with great interest.

  2. June 30, 2010 10:32 am

    Hi Guys!

    I love the blog…read all the way through and I am already sooo jealous! I am glad that the touring has been easy and wish you loads of good fun and great travels… I am officially subscribed!

    What did you end up doing with the car? I never heard from Shannon re the hitch and harness… I think one of our guys was able to come up with a solution for the Audi if you plan on passing through Westchester on your way down South in the fall…



    • Brian permalink
      June 30, 2010 10:43 am

      Hi Leslie,
      This pretty much still describes our tow situation. For the time being, Shannon, is driving behind the R.V. whenever we move. It hasn’t been too much of a problem, but it will get old soon. We’ll probably just end up getting a new car at some point, but we’d be interested to hear what you’ve come up with.

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