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going home day

We were at this reststop walking back to the car having been thwarted by closed bathrooms when we saw a guy pushing a cart of bins of snacks. I thought he was  going to refill a vending machine.  “Don’t jump the snack man,” I told Ming, and he laughed and told me he had been […]

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double arch

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namaste

This morning we left Hotel Sketch for the last time. I had to go back upstairs to get our dirty towels and hand them to the creepy desk guy.  But that’s hours ago. Now we’re 20 miles from Arches National Park. “There are a lot of people leaving the park!” Ming said.  We hope they’re […]

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snow

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our hero's trusty sidekick with snow

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Boulder day two

This morning we left Hotel Sketch and Ming drove us to Boulder. We went to a cafe and I wrote in my journal.  Then we went to Lucile’s for breakfast. It was crowded. We sat at a community table with two kids and their grandparents. It was tense. The kid nearest kept staring at me! […]

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how our hotel room is sketchy

1.  rule posted at the front desk: no loitering even in lobby 2.  millions of keys on the wall 3.  no clean towels–Ming had to go down an hr after we checked in for towels 4.  weak toilet that half-flushes 5.  100% polyester sheets  6.  tv remote is connected to the bed’s headboard by a […]

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Boulder day one

Today we left Cheyenne and went to Boulder, where we had tea at this supercool imported teashop. Words fail me. We waited twenty minutes for a table. I find waiting to be holy and beautiful much of the time.  Then we tried to go to Naropa but all the buildings were locked.   We walked […]

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Dushunbe teahouse

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our lady