April 22, Tallahassee, Florida.
I am unable to update my route map because my camera needed repairs—it did not take kindly to being dropped. It was fixed and shipped to my next mail drop in Augusta, Georgia. I thought I’d be there this coming week. But, Serendipity has other ideas.
Tomorrow, I will head for Apalachicola National Forest in Florida’s big bend. A half-million acre pine forest, a scenic coastal drive, and a few miles of barrier islands ought to keep me mesmerized for a few days. Please, Mistress of the Universe, let the islands be unspoiled. I haven’t recovered from The Great Wall of Condos on Perdido Key where Florida and Alabama are joined at the beach.
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Yesterday, I tried something new. I saw a fun post in another blog—pix of a Manhattan bank building converted to 32-room mansion. I hit the re-blog button, and WordPress notified all my subscribers there was a new post from me. That was slick for everyone who is subscribed to my blog. But most people learn about new posts by receiving an email from me.
The re-blogged post appears at the top of my Welcome Page. That is not where I’d want it. If I can’t figure out how to move it, I will delete it in a few days. Re-blogging is a new feature at WordPress and I don’t know how often I’ll use it. But I do want to point out that, for several hundred passengers, you are less likely to see any future re-blogs unless subscribed.
I am going to continue with the notification lists anyway.
If anyone knows more about re-blogging than I do, please let me know. Recently, someone wanted to re-blog one of my posts, but there is no re-blog button at my site. My research hasn’t turned up a way to add this feature to my site.
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I haven’t forgotten the follow up page to The Villages. It is involving more fact-checking than I anticipated. Soon.
February 20, 2112. Mt. Dora, FL (25 miles north of Orlando)
December 5, 2011. Fairhope, AL. Below find an updated map of my snaky itinerary.
I will be posting soon f the charming town of Fairhope.
November 13, 2011. Fayetteville, AR.
I’ve been looking online for an interactive map of the US to trace my route. I haven’t found anything and I am retreating to the old-fashioned way–a line drawn on a paper map.
The route drawn below tells the story of year one of the travels of the Jolly Swag. I spent a lot of time in the Southwest and returned to the Bay Area twice. Stage two of our booster rocket hurled me eastward. The red line on the map terminates at Joplin, MO.
September 16, 2011. Payson Az.
Two weeks ago I acquired a new website with the domain name of Allevenson.com . Since then I have been migrating the files of A Year on the Road to the new site. Two days ago I published the first post to the new site. I found out the subscriber list did not transport. Furthermore the some WordPress functionality was lost at the new site–including a subscriber button.
Because there are a few subscribers who do not receive notifications from the Googlegroup or the Yahoo group, I have posted the most recent blog to the old (WordPress site).
To those few people who are subscribed to the old site and are on the notification list. They received What are the Odds twice. This should not happen again. Until I solve the functionality problems, I will post to the old site.