Category: On The Road

Logistics and mishaps from the road and off-road.

Cross Country 2012, Day 8

Saturday, June 18th Couer D’alene It’s great to be in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Perfect place for Steve to be for the summer. Very Huge Thanks to Ray Kish for opening his home to us. We’re all happy to be reunited with the Martin…

Cross Country 2012, Day 7

Friday, June 15, 2012 Las Vegas – Couer D’alene, Idaho I woke up feeling desperate. Exhausted and very worried about Steve’s wheelchair situation. But.. Thanks to Jeff in Nola and Troy and Todd from Permobil and Nick in Vegas, they found us a loaner…

Cross Country 2012, Day 6

Thursday, June 14, 2012 Las Vegas Another bad night sleep for Rivers in a hotel bathroom. I got him dressed and went downstairs around 6:30. Luckily Vegas ends late/starts early. Apparently Rivers didn’t feel exhausted like his mom did. The day started out pretty…

Cross Country 2012, Day 5

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Grand Canyon – Las Vegas So. Rivers has changed from a 9pm – 745am sleep schedule to waking up at midnight, 3, 5, and 6am. Being in hotels is tough – I can’t let him cry himself back to sleep…

Cross Country 2012, Day 4

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Aztec, NM – Jacob’s Lake Inn (40 miles from Grand Canyon) Interrupted sleep due to Rivers up every couple of hours and a 3am bathroom incident. Our apologies to the Step Back Inn.. First stop – Aztec Ruins, actually Pueblo…

Cross Country 2012 Day 3

Monday, June 11, 2012 Tucima to Aztec, MN For the record, today’s blog is pretty boring. Woke up in the motel, happy to be unscathed, and head to Santa Fe. We listened to the England vs France Euro Cup Game on the way. (1-1)…

Cross Country 2012, Day 2

June 10th, 2012 (Happy Anniversary Jill and Paul Varisco!) Fort Worth to Route 66, Tucumcari (for the record, no disrespect for Fort Worth.. It’s a great city, we just hit a shady spot) First night of sleep kind of rough for Rivers. He took…

Cross Country 2012, Day 1

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 Nola – Dallas/Fort Worth So. We’ve decided to add our Cross Country 2012 trek to the Shunpike Expedition. Final destination: Couer D’alene Idaho. We have two new travelers this year: Rivers Gleason, age 7.5 month and Blair Casey, Gleason Family…

PJ or Bust (Part II)

I was insistent that we visit Yellowstone national park on this road trip. At this point we had lost some time due to roof problems and tire blowouts but we also purposely built in some time, buffer time, in our itinerary. Matt, being Matt,…

PJ or Bust (Part I)

August 30, 2011: Michel flew home with the family and Matt Shaw offered to road trip with me back to NOLA. We thought it might be fun to see the Pearl Jam anniversary show on the way. What an epic way to wrap up…