Local Travels

Get excited, people! I’m going to the Somerset County Mountain Craft Days this weekend! Don’t let the photo on the homepage of the bonnetted lady fool you—well, actually, that’s exactly what it’ll be like. So it’s lucky for me that I like learning about how they did things in Ye Olde Pennsylvania.

But primarily, I’m just excited to see local artisans and craftspeople. It was at this time last year that my mom met her bobbin lace teacher, and as an avid knitter, I love to browse the local fare. My mom says there are metalworks, too, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love watching an ironsmith make sparks on an anvil?

I’ll let you know what it’s like once I’ve gone, but this is the first real travely thing I’ve done since driving here from Wisconsin. Rest assured: I have a few more things planned over the next few weeks and will be sure to post about them as they go.

In health news: I’m two pounds and one inch down over the past two weeks! We had a rainstorm last night that’s really made the temperature drop, so I’ve upped my hot tea consumption. Some might call it an addiction. When can I get back to Scotland? 🙂

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That Single Step

The old saying goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This is my single step.

I’ve blogged for years—starting with Xanga and LiveJournal to just throw my life on the internet, and then getting more focused with Backyards and Bluejays in grad school—but only occasionally has my blog touched on what I really want to spend my time doing: travel.

But now it will. Welcome to my blog about traveling, preparing to travel, recovering from travel, thinking about travel, remembering past travels, and what I’m doing when I’m not traveling. (Hint: Right now, it’s starting a blog.)

Thanks for visiting. Come back again for more.

Becca