October 28, 2009

Hello from the Crab!

Yep, we're still on our cross country road trip, and we haven't been eaten by bears, struck by lightning, or abducted by aliens. Yet.

Actually, instead of heading for the Rocky Mountains today as we'd planned, we took a weather-related detour and are now holed up in a sad little town that smells of cow shit. On the plus side, cow-shit town has friendly people and features a convenient, if not scenic, RV park that has internet. We're waiting out a storm and are hoping for better hiking days ahead, if not in the Rockies then perhaps somewhere Southwesty. But heck, it's all an adventure, and we're well-supplied with pizza and salad and beer and we're having a grand ol' time.

It's weird not being on the internet for days and days at a time. On previous trips, I've been much better about staying connected when traveling cross country, but this time... not so much. Sorry! I hate missing out on what everyone's been up to, and I feel bad about putting up old rerun posts, but I know that soon enough I'll be settled again on the west coast and will have plenty of chance to get all caught up again.

Thanks so much for your great comments and your patience! And thanks again to my great cobloggers Gigi and Jo for keeping things going.

But anyway, since this is a health and fitness blog, here's some photographic evidence, however indistinct, that I've been attempting to get some on-the-road exercise:

Crabby on a Hike--
The World's Most Clueless Map Reader

Crabby Running--Before She Found Out
It Was Hunting Season and She Was Supposed
To Be Wearing a Bright Orange Vest to Avoid
Being Mistaken for a Deer and Shot Dead.
Hey Western Pa: WTF???

Crabby Using the TRX that You Could Win,
Just Ignore Her Saggy-Ass Form
And Pretend She's Doing it Right

The Lobster!
(This Is Just Proof That She's Still Here And
That Crabby Didn't Accidentally Lose Her In a Poker Game).

I miss everyone, thanks for continuing to stop by. Back soon!


  1. Cow shit town? All folks who smell cow shit on a regular basis are friendly! We have to be! :)

    Glad to hear from you, and nice to see that you're working out!

    Thanks for the update - looking forward to hearing more about your journey.

  2. Oh I miss the Rockies!!! Looks like you guys are having a great trip! (The TRX pic cracked me up! Love that you took it with you!). Enjoy the Internet vacay as well as the physical one:)

  3. I am so wanting to see if my luggage rack on the Subaru is high enough to tie my TRX to now! Smart move to have gloves.

  4. Good to hear from you. It's always fun to hear about your trips. Looking forward to more the next time you have a connection.

  5. Looks very scenic and pleasant. Well, except tying your feet to the side door ;)

  6. LOVELOVELOVE the pic post.
    *waves to the Lobster*

    This is what life is about huh?
    communing with nature.
    communing with the loved one.
    communing with the van.

    I cant say I didnt wanna ask but it's out of the mouths of Tornados:


    is it kind of sad traveling pet-free?


  7. Love that first picture. Gorgeous. And I giggled when I saw you using that TRX thingamajig. I can just imagine driving up to an area and seeing this woman dangling from her vehicle. HA!

  8. Loved the update and really loved the pics!!! THX! I so want that TRX!!! :-)

    Keep on enjoying!

  9. Every place has its charms. Good to hear from you and see what you're up to.

  10. Thanks for the update and love all the photos! And like Miz, I was thinking that you must be missing your kitty. :(

  11. You crack me up with that one "system" that I do not want to win, and your mid section hanging low. My ass would be ON THE GROUND but i'd be laughing. Hey, maybe I do want to win!

    Travel safe.

  12. Crabby, you look just as fit as can be. I am happy to see the Lobster in one piece and not auctioned in a poker game. What a setting, wish I were with you! Enjoy.

  13. Thanks all!

    I did at least spare you the TRX porn pose, which is great for the hamstrings but not so much for the dignity.

    And yes, we miss the Moo! It's definitely an adjustment as Maile Moo was an awesome traveling companion. On the other hand, we always used to worry when we went off hiking that someone would break into the van to steal our stuff and let her escape somewhere in the middle of nowhere, so being sadly catless, that's at least one thing off our worry list.

    Miss you guys!

  14. Nice photos, and location!!

    Cows definitely know where to leave their stuff :-)

  15. Glad that things are working out, even if it is detoured trip!

    The fall colors are just gorgeous. What an awesome place to be out working your body.

  16. Great photos. I love looking at pictures of leaves that I don't have to rake :)

  17. Crabby,

    I'm sitting in the middle of 2ft of snow in CO, but it should be 50 degrees and drop-dead gorgeous by Saturday. I'm planning a hike!


  18. Cowshit Camping? How organic. How hardcore!

    Jealous beyond compare.

  19. Glad to see the Lobster knows how to relax. Thanks for demonstrating the, er, Extreme Portability of the TRX. : P

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

  20. Sounds like you're having fun!!!!

  21. Thanks for the update!

    I agree small towns tend to be friendly.

    Hope you have a great rest of the trip.

  22. For the conditions you're dealing with, I'd consider that impecable form. If it was me out there, I'd probably be in a U shape.

  23. I swear I'm not hitting on you but you have some damn sexy running legs there!


  24. Glad to see a post and see that you are having a great time.

    Thanks for the update and the pics!

  25. hi Crabby,

    Thanks for great pictures. I love blog posts that double as travelogues.


  26. Look at you being a TRX model and running in slow-mo through the changing colors of the leaves!

    You make it look not like a cow-sh*t town at all. :-D

  27. www.allreadypretty.com posted a link to your blog and I am so glad she did. This place is great! I have added you to my Reader and look forward to reading your blog.


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