Every time I add up my annual mileage for tax purposes, I think: “Darn, lady. You’re on the road a lot.”
My 2012 included approximately 8500 road miles, the vast majority of which were within the state of Oregon.
Last September I noted that I’d hit 23 of Oregon’s 36 counties during the summer alone. If you count my whole book tour: 30/36. Between September and December, I added two more counties to the list.
There’s a reason I don’t really notice the heft of the miles as I’m racking them up.
I LOVE EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT!
This state rocks and I love exploring it for any reason I can come up with.
Book touring “Day Trips From Portland” and “Chance of Sun” have been excellent reasons, as is my gig as an ambassador for Ask Oregon.
I also suddenly understand why I’ve been feeling so restless. Just positively jumping out of my skin, in fact. I haven’t been out of town since the beginning of 2013. Unless you count Prineville.
Road trip, anyone?