Thursday, May 26, 2011

from the road

That's Lucy and me at an Iowa rest stop. I drove about 600 miles comfortably in the above outfit--dress, leggings, cardi, flats. The drive was also made tolerable by five hours of Richard Armitage reading Georgette Heyer's Sylvester aloud, and many more hours of Sarah Vowell reading her Unfamiliar Fishes. (Yes, I have only just discovered that audiobooks are pretty much the best thing ever when you have to spend two full days in a car.)

I did not eat one of these.

Photos from western Iowa. (The perfect soundtrack for looking at the hundreds of wind turbines along I-80 is Elbow's song "The Birds," FYI.)

Every thrifter's dream--a basket of wigs! Spotted in a Nebraska Goodwill.

Denver, mountains in the distance.

We had a relaxing trip, and I was able to archive tons of old family photos from the 1800s to the 1960s onto my computer, with the help of my mom and dad. This was lots of fun, and I can't wait to share them!



  1. Love that cute outfit pic with Lucy! Gotta admit, I'm feelin' envious of your road trippin'. Hope to see more pics. Welcome back Karen!

  2. toooooootally jealous of the wig basket, you are SO right. ;)

  3. Looks like a fun trip! That basket of wigs is making me itchy.

  4. eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww, faux hair.

  5. I love your leggings and dress look! I am going to rock that all summer, I've decided. And hooray for Iowa!

  6. Please tell me you bought the basket full of wigs! ;)

    I think I could listen to Richard Armitage talk all day long. *sigh*

  7. Duff, I haven't spent a lot of time in Iowa, but I think I could pretty happily live there! We did a little back roads thrifting there a few years ago and had such a good time.

    Teresa, he is as nice to listen to as he is to look at. Seriously--I was so impressed at how well he did the voices, and I now have a mental list of words I could listen to him say over and over again.


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