On the Road Again…

David and I have been on the road for more than a week, and we're still enjoying it, even though we are a little travel weary. We've driven nearly 4,000 miles, and have been in eleven states so far. Here are some snapshots from our travels.


With my sisters, Sarah and Susan



One of my beautiful nieces, going off to school


Lexie Schoolbus

Lexie catching the bus to school


Martha and Big Red

My Mennonite Aunt Martha driving "Big Red." 


On Emmas Porch

On my cousin's porch in Missouri

There is lots more to write about, but this gives you a few images of our trip so far. There are more snapshots to come.

David and I are visiting two of the prairie states (Iowa and Minnesota) for a while. We are always amazed at how much country is west of us. On the East Coast, it's easy to forget just how big our country is, and how much the landscape changes when we travel from one place to another.

I hope I can return to my regular schedule of posting more often when I return home. In the meantime, I hope you will come see us if you're anywhere near where David and I are presenting. To see our full schedule, you can visit the Events page on my website.

I look forward to being in touch again soon.

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14 thoughts on “On the Road Again…”

  1. Oh my goodness, Saloma! Four-thousand miles! Trips like this make you long for your own bed and comfy chair. Looks like you’re having fun though. Your skirt is so pretty in the photo of you with your MN family. And your niece’s freckles are adorable.
    I was in Shipshewana, IN this week and wanted to let you know there is a good bit of road construction where I-94 branches off of I80/90. I don’t know if you’re heading in that direction.
    Thanks for keeping us posted on your travels. Love the pictures!

    1. Yes, you have it right, Fran. But we are also having so much fun. Some real excitement in nature, which I will share in my next post. Plus we’re meeting lots of new people and enjoying our time together.

      Thank you so much for the heads up on the road construction. We’ll keep this in mind in our trip planning. 

      Thanks, Fran, for stopping by. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

  2. Tari Robertson

    Enjoyed the pictures of your family. Looking forward to reading all about the highlights of your trip. Safe travels.

  3. Patricia Wright

    Saloma, Here it is August already. Met you and David at a book signing this spring in Cedar Rapids. I truly enjoyed that. I purchased the two books and have now completed both of them(it has been a busy summer) But, they were wonderful. I mentioned before we have Amish friends in northern Iowa. We visited with them the last two weeks while camping near them. I often wonder how their personal life is. I admire you for how you handled yours. I commented on a blog last month and it was with Emma. You had a give away of the book, but I cannot remember her last name. Went to Barnes & Noble hoping to find the book, but need her name. Can you help me with that? I would appreciate it and she said she had relatives in Lamoni, Ia. Thank you so much. Now that we are home again for a while, I will be checking my computer often. Sincerely, Pat

    1. Hello Pat. So glad you enjoyed my books. It was nice to meet you in Cedar Rapids… that was our impromptu presentation.

      Emma Gingerich is the woman who wrote her memoir and it’s called “Runaway Amish Girl.”

      So nice that you have Amish friends. Yes, the Amish are pretty private about their everyday lives (at least from the rest of the world.) Separation from the world is part of their culture.

      Thank for stopping by, and I hope you’ll enjoy Emma Gingerich’s book.


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