On May 4, 2010 I was packing up my new-to-me 2005 Honda Element and heading out for my first ever solo road trip. I remember standing in my driveway saying goodbye to my husband and him smiling and saying “You look terrified. You will be fine. And you will have an amazing time!” He was … More 13 Years
If you’ve read some of my past entries, you’re probably know that I have significant anxiety. Traveling has always involved trying to do scary things even though anxiety adds several layers of difficulty. To combat my anxiety and still be able to see new places, I travel with my dogs, road-tripping (and often camping) in … More Is This A Questionable Decision? Maybe..
I photographed this bird back in the spring while I was in Colorado (Denver area). I’ve been trying to identify it, but I could use some help. My first guess was a gray flycatcher, but I’m not sure. These are my guesses: Gray Flycatcher Gray Vireo Least Flycatcher Say’s Phoebe Western Wood Peewee (probably not) … More What Bird is this?
As usual, I’m slacking on posting things in order or in a timely manner, but after a bunch of hassle trying to get my photo editing software to work, I’m finally able to process photos again. I had been hoping to continue using my old versions of Photoshop and Lightroom that I had purchased, but … More Finally able to share photos again!
I’m working on loading the photo galleries here on This Woman Wanders after discontinuing the separate JLGould web site (you may have noticed that JLGould.com directs you to ThisWomanWanders.com now). I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time, but I live at procrastination station and there were always 500 reasons not to do … More Slowly but surely…
In my last post I described the adorable AirBnB two friends and I had rented for the week in West Virginia. We’d booked it because the house was entirely our aesthetic, but we really had no idea what was in the area. After booking the place, we found out that the owner had another property, … More Our Own Private Waterfalls
The beginning of this last trip, which I started in the last week of April, happened because of a random AirBnB I stumbled across. It was DARLING and I immediately thought my dear friends, Kate and Emmy, would appreciate the vintage vibes. The three of us have spent a lot of time together going to … More Vintage Vibes
I recently returned from a 6 week road trip full of art, photography and tales, but first I want to tell y’all about how I got stuck in purgatory on my way home. I was driving home to Maryland from Colorado, when the flu hit me like a Mack Truck. I wanted to power thru … More I found Purgatory. Its a hotel in Missouri.
With the heat being what it is, I had to continue being creative with what I did during the day, unless I wanted to hide out in the air conditioned hotel room with the dogs. But there’s no shortage of exploring to do in Tulsa, so the dogs and I had a wonderful day. One … More I love Tulsa
My entire schedule around when to leave home and when to get to Tulsa was designed to get me to Tulsa in time to surprise one of my besties for her birthday. Pre-covid, I had visited Natasha every other month or so, but now it had been 2 years since we’d seen each other. Our … More Surprising The Unsurprisable