March 02, 2009

On the Road Again


It's that time again!

Those of you who are regular Cranky Fitness readers know the drill: a couple times a year the Lobster and I pack up the Moo, a bunch of Stuff, and climb into Fran the Van for a cross country trip. (Moo? Lobster? Fran? WTF?--go here). This time, we are heading from the San Francisco Bay Area to Provincetown, Massacusetts.

Via, um, San Diego, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Fort Lauderdale. These stopovers may not, technically speaking, be "on the way." But this route is warmer and contains friends we can visit, and it won't require us to learn how to put chains on our tires. So this trip may take more than a few days.

But Merry is still here, hooray! Plus, we shall have guest posts! (And could still use some more, if you're thinking about one...)

And I'll have my laptop with me so I'll try to do some posting when we have wireless. However, it's unlikely these posts will be exhaustively-researched treatises on Important Health and Fitness topics. I'm thinking more likely: "Hi! We're in the desert now! Look at the cactus!"

In fact, if I'm posting anything remotely coherent and thoughtful, there's a good chance I'm in Avoidance Mode and need a reprimand. Because theoretically I am devoting these next weeks to finishing up a book proposal that I have been dawdling over forever. Is the Health and Fitness book-buying public ready for some Crankiness? Who knows, but it seems time to give it a shot.

I will miss everyone the next couple of weeks! But I'll be reading comments and silently lurking on your blogs whenever we can rustle up cheap or free wireless. And if you see Fran the Van lumbering down a highway near you, give her a wave!

32 comments:

  1. Please have a safe and enjoyable trip. We'll be holding down the North East of the US until your arrival. Then of course, we will let it go and you can hold it for a while. :)

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  2. Sounds like a great trip! If you go through Florida on I-75, stop for a short visit with me.

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  3. have fun!!
    hope to get the chance to meet up with you along the way.

    Miz.

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  4. Oh golly, I wish I were on the road--out West. It's blizzarding here!!!! So take your time, maybe it will all be melted by the time you get back East. And maybe it will be spring.....*sigh*

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  5. Have a great trip!

    Sounds like you're focused on the journey, not just the destination (always wise).

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  6. Have a great trip - enjoy the ride!

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  7. Road trip! Ooooo I'm so jealous.

    Hubby and I spent a week in New England last summer. Providence is a beautiful, dynamic city and I highly recommend it if you get the chance.

    Hopefully all that bad snow that's hitting the East Coast will be gone by the time ya'll get there.

    Have a safe trip and don't pick up any scary hitchhikers!

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  8. Have a great trip and return safely! Denver will be nice and warm should you ever get through here - hey could someone PLEASE (with whiney tone) send some snow?!?! Vee at www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

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  9. Have a great trip. Have you ever considered a route through Canada?

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  10. Have a fun trip :)

    i second the "detour" through Canada...it'd only add a few weeks to the trip :)

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  11. have a fun and safe trip, Crabby! Hopefully today's snowstorm will have melted off by the time you get home to P-town :)

    fyi, I finally scanned that pic - it's up at the top of my blog!

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  12. We're heading for Austin & New Orleans but not by van.

    Have a good trip!

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  13. Be careful and have a great trip!

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  14. Happy travels! And good luck writing the proposal. I'm sure there are one or two boring stretches of highway when it will seem a lovely distraction...right?

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  15. Dang it all - I was hoping you'd come this way this time!!! No chains required - honest! They actually plow our highways.

    Have a safe trip.

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  16. Hey, are you coming through Los Angeles on your way to San Diego? If you feel like stopping in LA for lunch, I can give you the 50-cent tour of the Disney studio lot! :)

    Drop me an email (should be attached to the comment) and let me know. :)

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  17. I'm so glad you are taking a vacation! Traveling is good for the soul. Stay safe and don't worry about us:)

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  18. Bye, neighbors! Hope you all have a safe & happy trip! (I read the background page and comments...hope you do have a meet-up sometime for the SF Bay Area fans!)

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  19. Woo Hoo road trip...stay away from yea all the dangers of said food on road trip!

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  20. Just think of the wonders you are missing by not coming through Canada!

    Have a safe trip.

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  21. I love the annual Great Crab Eastward Migration -- it's always the first sign of spring :)


    rubs her hands together and laughs maniacally "she's gone, the blog's mine, mine, all mine, mwa ha ha ha...."

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  22. Happy traveling! I hope you have a great trip! I think the book will be a must read!

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  23. How fun!!! And I totally love the route you are taking!

    Be safe :)

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  24. Yay! Have fun! Sounds like a great time!!

    Safe travels!!
    ~rupal

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  25. Be Safe.. Sounds like an amazing trip!

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  26. Don't forget to pack some Spring.
    Have you considered letting the Moo write the book proposal? With her artistic talents it should be a snap.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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  27. Far be it for me to be the only Canadian here not suggesting a Canadian detour. Maybe on your way back west...

    Have a safe trip. :)

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  28. Cranky, we hardly knew ye.

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  29. If you end up going through Baton Rouge on the way to New Orleans, I will give you a wave.

    Have fun!

    messymimi

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  30. Have a wonderful trip! If I can think of anything cranky fitness esque to write about I shall send in a potential guest post :)

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  31. Have a fantastic time! Holler if you'd like to meet up - I live in New Orleans!

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