So Long Stinktown – East Coast Bound

Posted by Rebecca

I’m heading east for a bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s productive to bash your home and I really do love Reno – the sunshine, hot summers, the desert landscape, proximity to Lake Tahoe, my amazing friends and happy life – but I also love getting out-of-town.

Part of my plan for simplifying was the opportunity to travel more and work less.  I’m not there yet, but it’s still a goal.  And slowly but surely my finances are getting in order.

In the meantime, I go where I can and when I can.  And this week it’s Boston and upstate New York.

I’ll be visiting friends and family, and meeting up with my brother, an uncle and my aunt (two of my mom’s siblings).  We are coming together to watch my baby brother wear himself out in the Boston Marathon.  He has actually only ever run one other marathon, but his time was so good he qualified for Boston.

I’m excited!  I leave tomorrow.  I haven’t seen my brother since September 2010, my Uncle Vern since March 2010, and my Aunt Doreen since May 2007.  After the marathon we are driving to Wallkill, NY to visit my Uncle Harlin and Aunt Norma, who I last saw 2 years ago.  Then I’ll finish my trip visiting friends in Jamestown, NY before flying home from Buffalo.

I’m nearly ready to go….  Mostly packed, house mostly clean, dog/trailer sitter lined up, flights and reservations in order….

I hate flying.  It seems illogical that something so heavy should defy the laws of gravity through little more than vacuums, mathematical equations, and hopeful thinking.  But c’est la vie, it’s nothing a bit of booze and a good book won’t remedy.

I won’t be blogging while I’m gone, but I’ll take lots of pictures to fill you in when I get back. 

Until then, so long Stinktown!  😉

Rebecca Knabe


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