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  1. Susan

    Wow, sounds like an awesome trip. My other half gets motion sickness so I doubt we would ever be able to travel cross country unless we drive. Congrats on your successful lengthy relationship!

    • Laurie Stone

      Susan, Thanks so much. If your husband gets motion sickness, this wouldn’t be the trip. By the end, I was happy to get on terra firma again. It was just the right length.

  2. Oh, I LOVED this! And my dream is to travel completely across the country on the train!
    P.S. I think we’d get on well together, your husby, me and mine. We, too , love to joke around and there is always a Bugs Bunny quip to cover most anything . . .

  3. Every time I read one of your beautiful, heartfelt and fun pieces I think how special you guys are! So happy you were able to make one of your life dreams come true! Thanks for sharing your writing! Xo

  4. Hi Laurie! Congratulations on passing forty years together. My husband and I just celebrated our 40th too. When you’ve been together so long and have gone through so much during that time, it’s difficult to imagine life without each other huh? And what a fun adventure across country. My husband and I actually did drive across the U.S. a couple of times…and yes, we had a VW bus! Regradless of how one does it, I think it is a wonderful way to realize how diverse and beautiful our country is. ~Kathy

    • Laurie Stone

      Kathy, Sounds like we live in parallel universes. You guys did the VW bus trip! Very cool. So glad Randy and I finally got to make this journey. It was very special.

  5. Sounds fun except the hanging like a bat eating fruit image! My husband and I have taken road trips cross country a couple of times. We both love road trips. I always say if the US was Europe it would be made up of many countries, NewEngland, The South, Louisiana is it’s own country as is California and Texas, etc!

    • Laurie Stone

      Haralee, This country is so vast and multi-cultured, it almost could be like Europe. Not a bad idea. Maybe we’d get along better.

  6. OMGosh that wounds like a wonderful trip! I’ve always wanted to take a train trip and it’s still on the bucket list. But how do we get a cabin with two lower bunks? I’m not sure I can haul my carcass up into an upper bunk.

    • Laurie Stone

      Shelley, I’m in better shape than my disabled husband, but found it challenging. Going up was okay. It was the going down. Still, I recommend the experience. Its pretty awesome.

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