I got the weather all wrong. I checked the forecast yesterday and it said there was a chance of rain in Seattle tomorrow, as in Saturday. Today was supposed to be partly cloudy and 70 degrees. If I’d looked at the weather report before I left the hostel this morning, I wouldn’t have stashed my nifty lightweight … More why are you doing that?
We are stuck. Apparently there’s some communication problem involving Nebraska and a malfunctioning signal, which doesn’t make much sense to me considering we’re sitting here south of Eugene, Oregon. But they have to “go out there” and adjust something by hand, and we have to wait here while they do it. It’s been about an hour so … More brakes on a train
I’ve been away from Fairfax all of five hours and already there are things to report. Not what I expected, after only two short bus trips on Golden Gate Transit and a train hop from Richmond to Martinez, where I’m waiting for the Coast Starlight to Seattle. Today I noticed a lot of kindness in the world. So … More bus, bus, train, train
The other night I asked Stewart, “What can I tell people about where the cabin is?” “Say it’s not far from the northern boundary of Denali National Park.” “Can I post that map with the big black arrow on it?” (Because of course that makes it clear.) “Sure.” “And why don’t you want to tell people more specifically … More where is the cabin?
We love that people ask questions about the cabin in Alaska. It doesn’t matter if we’ve heard them before. Off the top of my head, the list of popular questions goes something like this: Where is the cabin? How do you get there? How did Stewart get the land? How did you build the cabin? Is there … More can you see the mountain? (cabin faq)
I’ve considered myself a reader for so long that it’s hard to admit how I’ve slipped. Now, instead of perusing (in the original sense) and reflecting, I look for bullet points and scan for conclusions. And while I could blame my inattentiveness on the Internet and related devices, I can also point to the place on my first … More a reading list