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Vineyard to Vineyard: Away We Go

From this island in a valley to that island in the sea: A Patch editor's journey from the wine country to Martha's Vineyard.

Good morning, Napa Valley. This is the last sunrise I'll see as a resident here; when I return it will be as a visitor.

My boyfriend Paul, Frankie the cat and I are about to wedge ourselves into a packed-tight Camry and start our cross-country drive to Martha's Vineyard, where I am slated to start as Patch editor Feb. 11.

This is the first cross-country drive I've taken since 1974, when my Mom and I drove from Placerville to the Vineyard with a truckload of lumber mill equipment.

Back then we took Route 66, which is gone today; Paul and I have sketched out a roughly parallel route: We plan to sleep in Barstow tonight and Gallup tomorrow. 

More from the road. Please wish us luck!

Warmly,

Louisa

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Louisa Hufstader February 06, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Miss you guys, too. Especially.
Louisa Hufstader February 06, 2013 at 05:08 AM
Route 66 is not really "gone today," but also "ain't what it used to be." It is adorable where it still exists.
M.L. February 06, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Safe drive.
Louisa Hufstader February 07, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Thank you, everyone! We are starting Day Seven shortly and hope to arrive by tomorrow night, although snow may hang us up.
Mary Richardson February 07, 2013 at 08:47 PM
We tried just for fun to drive on old Route 66, it turned out to be bumpy and slow, so we didn't stay long. Many a town along its route has been left ramshackled and funky. Can't help but noticing!

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