Buckingham –  I am so home sick anxious that I made a big mark in princeton.  Where is

At Princeton University

that patch of grass when i most need it?!    So lisa goes in a shop to warm up whilst mark and I wait outside in the freezing damp cold, getting wet.     I’m in the car waiting for them again and they come back from lunch smelling cumin and all those exotic spices: Indian – Mark’s favourite food.  Wish I could try some instead of the boring kibble which I’ve been fed for 8 years!!    Oops, they’re gone again, to the art museum but they’re mindful enough never to leave me too long in the back of the car.


Buckingham – The first day of the rest of Mark’s life – he says that he will be spending more time with me (that’s me to the right). We run every morning, this morning it was Lake Mohegan, which is a great place to start the day. HeĀ is training for some race in South Carolina so that means longer runs every day – no problem for a dalmatian.

In two weeks we embark on the trek – surely the original settlers in covered wagons didn’t have to go through so much preparation? For certain they didn’t have to consider so much paperwork – even for me apparently. Afterall we are only getting in a car and travelling @7,000 miles. Anyway I am looking forward to hitting the beach at Kaiwah Island – our first major stop – but before then we have a house to pack!


New beginnings

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” Mark Twain