Monthly Archives: August 2013

Minnesota, USA

Wednesday, Aug. 21, International Falls, Minnesota We’re at the Coffee Landing Cafe on Main Street in International Falls.  I just walked back from the border checkpoint, where I had a brief if amusing chat with Supervisor Chad Shikowsky. Before I … Continue reading

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North Dakota. Not forever, just for now

Aug. 19, Grand Forks, N.D. We’re alive and in Grand Forks, getting ready to press on across the Red River and into the Lutheran stronghold of Minnesota. Along the way east, we endured an absurd, late-night raid into the Bear … Continue reading

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Held over in Havre town

Thursday, Aug. 15, Havre, Montana Still in the land of the Blue Ponies. They pronounce this place “Haver,” though it was named for Le Havre, the famed French port  on the English Channel. Like I mentioned yesterday, Havre began life … Continue reading

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Hello from Havre

Havre, Mont., Thursday, Aug. 15 Time, as always, taunts me like the elusive devil it is. Halfway through August and we’re still more than 2,000 miles from home. I sit here in the McDonald’s trying to write so I can … Continue reading

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Starting to walk again

August 12, Missoula – Now that this intermittent journal of our itinerant ways is breathing anew, I thought I’d make an honest effort to keep it alive as we make our way toward Pennsylvania. The next trick is to get … Continue reading

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The horror! The horror!

Missoula, Sunday, Aug. 11 – The good news: We are alive. Oh, and it’s Max’s 6th birthday. In celebration of such we find ourselves at Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center in Missoula. All he wanted for his birthday was a … Continue reading

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