Trippin’, Part 1

by mssinglemama on August 11, 2009

There was a time, not too long ago actually, that I couldn’t imagine having mind-blowing good adult fun without alcohol, a night out and/or loud music involved. Long road trips, especially with new boyfriends, sent me into a packing frenzy which included over planning and filling my purse with all of the CDs and books I could find. Used in case of emergency to cure the often inevitable and uncomfortable bouts of silence, the music could dull the edge of a silent tension brought on by something either imagined or otherwise and the books could prevent me from fits of boredom.

It wasn’t until two hours in to my vacation with John Bear that it occurred to me that I had not only neglected to bring any music but that I’d also left behind my new copy of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Outside of our first Fiesta Mission, John and I had never spent more than three or four hours completely alone. Certain we’d have a great time I was still nervous about the nine hour car ride and our three night stay in a secluded cabin. Would we get sick of each other? Would we fight? Would we be bored? Would he start to smell funny after that much prolonged exposure?

The simple twist of fate that brought us together showed up again to throw the most challenging traveling scenarios a new couple can possibly face. But you’ll have to wait to hear the stories because we’re still technically on the road (more on why later). But I can tell you it’s been one crazy trip…


Until I can write more, you’ll have to settle with some clues of what we’ve been up to in my photo gallery (round one is going up tonight, hoping to get round two up tomorrow).

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The Trip Story: Part 2 (Finally)
August 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm

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Jill August 11, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Oh Gee, leave us hanging! hehe can’t wait to hear about your trip, hope you are nice and relaxed!


NaysWay August 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Us Ohioans are not crazy, we’re just… OK, yeah. That might be right. Did you leave a trail of Buckeyes to get you back home?


Justin August 12, 2009 at 5:42 am

Nice frog pic! The frog in your picture is called a Wood frog, and they only reside in pristine, in-tact forested areas. They’ve been declining throughout Ohio and other parts of their range for some reason, most likely due to habitat alteration and other disturbance types….that’s awesome you got to see them, I haven’t seen one in Ohio for years. They’re elusive little buggers!


Jen C. August 12, 2009 at 8:36 am

Yay! Glad to read a new post! I’ve missed the regular updates. Good luck getting home!


christine August 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

i love how your photo albums can double as a “where in the world are MSM’s target flats?”


Barbi from PA August 13, 2009 at 11:02 am

Hi Alaina,
You were actually in my neck of the woods, kinda. I work at Penn State, State College, close to Bedford, hope you had a great vacation and enjoyed the area.


Amy August 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

He looks happy.. are you??


mssinglemama August 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Christine – I know, I love those damn shoes in pictures. Started that trend way back in Joshua Tree last February and can’t stop.

Barbi – LOVED Bedford. Such a sweet town.

Amy – it was very early in the morning… not sure if I was happy in that photo or not, all a blur now.


mssinglemama August 14, 2009 at 11:46 am

And Barbi – I can NOT believe I have a reader who lives near where we were… so cool. You are a very, very lucky woman. Such a beautiful part of the country.


Karina January 28, 2015 at 2:51 am

I’ll try to put this to good use immeliatedy.


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