I fund this post lingering in the drafts. Next week’s will be hard to document!


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  • Number of days on the road: 112
  • Miles Driven: 10,859
  • Most Recent 1000 mile marker: 10,000 miles, just west of Richmond, VA
  • Number of States/Provinces driven in: 21
  • Number of US/Canadian Border Crossings: 2
  • Money spent on gas: $2934
  • Cheapest gas price: $3.08/gallon (FOuntain Inn, SC).
  • Highest gas price: $5.64/gallon (1.39/liter) (Wawa, ON).
  • Photos posted: 3241 (that is an average of 20.9 per day)
  • Most scenic foliage drive: Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.


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  • Number of books read: 12 (Most recent: Things the Grandchildren Should Know)
  • Number of nights in hotels/B&B: 12
  • Number of nights camping: 18
  • Number of un,non,anti conference family reunions attended: 1 Bavastock!
  • Most unexpected activities: Riding a tractor on the Durnin Farm, Helping a friend of a friend move in Nashville, and one other I have to keep private.
  • Most depressing shell of a city: Danville VA


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  • Number of new forms of transportation: 4 (paddleboard, Jet Ski, 4 wheel Quad, tractor)
  • Best Beach Walk: Batchawana Bay Provincial Park
  • Friend/Relatives Homes Visited/Mooched Upon: 30
  • Best Bike Ride: Canmore to Banff and back with D’Arcy Norman.
  • Most Recent Bike Ride: Virginia Beach
  • Best Town Name: Fracking, Pennsylvania
  • Number of friends known online met for first time: 21 (most recently added Pat aka @loonyhiker)


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  • Laundry Stops: 13
  • Number of Times Timmmmy Boy made me laugh with “Tell mw about my eyes”: 30? 40?
  • Number of Breweries Visited: 7 (Glenwood Canyon Brewery (CO), Revolution Brewing, Paonia CO; Laughing Dog Brewing, Sandpoint ID; Grizzly Paw, Canmore AB; Steamwhistle, Toronto ON; Ottos, State College PA).
  • Best Campground and Experience (likely never to be knocked off this list): Canoeing to Wallace Island, BC with Scott Leslie; Least Impressive: Haag Cove, Washington
  • Best Campground on a Week Night: First Landing State Park on the beach in Virginia Beach
  • Worst Campground on a Weekend Night: First Landing State Park on the beach in Virginia Beach (when the Loud family sets up next to me)
  • Number of dogs met: 32 (Most recent: Fido in Nashville TN)
  • Number of ds106 radio broadcasts with new people: 10 (most recent with Tom Woodward in Richmond VA)
  • Number of Super Late Night ds106 Broadcasts That Were Totally Worth It: All of them.


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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

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