This year, I’ll be A-Zing here with Trucks from #mybeautifulcommute
This will be my third year participating in the A to Z Challenge.
Last year, I blogged the tartans of the US and Canada, A-Z [master A-Z list here].
2015, I did two challenges.
One covered the Southwest on my On the Edge travel blog [master A-Z list here].
The other consisted of postings on SpyGirl [master A-Z list here] by my alter ego Enid.
Does an A to Z Challenge sound like fun? Want to join in?
Read more about it here, on the official Blogging from A to Z April Challenge blog.
Come back on April 1st, when I will start with
As a few of you know, I like to do solo road trips.
I LIKE being by myself.
West Texas is one of the more lonely corners of the US, and I find it consistently inspiring.
Here’s a shot from my 2014 circumnavigation of the US:
Day 29 Track Twenty-nine
June 29, 1896. The St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company (predecessor of the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway) is incorporated.
In the old Glen Miller song “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” the train departs on Track 29.
Have you ever ridden a train? Write a post about a train. Tell us about train ride you have taken or one you’d like to take. Make up a story about a train or write a poem featuring a train. Share pictures of trains. Your choice!
At Victoria County Safety Rest Area, near Inez, TX. 3/31/14
Day 26 Marathon
June 26, 2016. Marathons are being held today in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Santa Cruz, California; Lubec, Maine; and Arlington, Virginia. The race in Arlington is indoors.
A marathon is 26.2 miles. Marathoners don’t start out running 26.2 miles! They start small and train for it. They work hard to reach that distance.
Tell us about something you worked for. Something you thought you might never accomplish, but you did.
On the Edge: US
In 2014, I did a solo drive, circumnavigating the contiguous 48 US states on US highways and Interstates as close to the perimeter as possible. 31 states, 32 driving days, 12772 miles.
Most memorable roads?
US1 Homestead > Key West, Florida (both directions)
US2 in the High Plains of North Dakota and Montana.
I’ve shown the first batch of art derived from the trip twice:
June – July 2014, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
February 2015, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Blog (of sorts) for the trip
List of driving days with links to photo albums on Flickr
The Art — 53 Waterlogues printed on aluminum, 4 x 6″
Day 25 Photo Challenge
June 25, 1967. Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program took place on this date. It was a show called Our World.
Without the invention of the camera, we would not have television.
Today is your last photo challenge! This one may seem difficult, but you can do it!
Using your camera, take a video about Your World and share it.
Alternative: Post a picture representing the number 25. It can be twenty-five items, twenty-five people, or something showing the number 25.
Alternative: Post a gallery of 25 photos that have a shared theme. You can cheat a bit on this one and post five galleries each with five photos having a shared theme.
Last week, you saw me at eighteen.
Here I am at twenty-five, climbing the pyramid at Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico.
For giggles, I added this to Patti’s Visible Monday.
Wish I still had that dress. Wish I could find that fabric! It’s stripes of cotton (yellow, looking light grey) alternating with stripes of transparent rayon (black parts). Dress came from Fiorucci.