Old Friends, New Places

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger September 24, 2009. It was a long drive today, 10 hours from Springfield MO to Tucumcari NM. I spent one day (two nights) with friends in Springfield, Bob and Linda, whom I knew well when we were in Tokyo together and later in Washington...

In Middle America

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger I made it to the Comfort Inn off of I-70 West somewhere near Richmond, IN in seven and a half hours, a little over 500 miles. There’s a Domino’s and Pizza King nearby, and as I checked in a group of people who seemed to know each other...

On the Road to Esalen

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger It’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve got everything all ready to start my cross-country drive tomorrow to Big Sur, California. Lists made and items checked off. Two carry-on size suitcases, a small bag of essentials – pajamas, my toothbrush and...

All’s Quiet on the Northern Neck

By Judy Leaver, Guest Blogger George Washington called the peninsula of Virginia, defined by the Potomac and the Rappahannock Rivers, “the Garden of Virginia.”  Today it is commonly known as the Northern Neck. I would call it Northern Neck Nirvana. I’m describing it...

When Harry Met Robin

by Robin S., guest blogger Outer Banks, NC. Harry and I are spending our second summer together.  When we first met last year, I watched him get out of his car.  It was hot, and we were both sweaty.  His golden hair blew faintly in the summer breeze. I noticed his...

A Farewell to the Camino Portugues

By Judy Leaver, Guest Blogger “Oh, they tell me there’s a lily in the valley, and it’s bright as the morning sun…”*  This past spring a disparate group of opinionated Unitarians Universalists gathered in the basement of All Souls Church in Washington, DC and began a...