fly SFO to IAD
car to Centreville, Virginia
stay at friend’s, 2 nights
car to Fairfax, Virginia
stay at sister’s, 1 night
subway to Washington, D.C.
car to Fairfax
stay at sister’s, 1 night
train to Williamsburg, Virginia
stay at folks’, 3 nights
train to New York, New York
subway to Brooklyn
stay with friend, 1 night
subway to Manhattan
train to Rutherford, New Jersey
stay with friend, 2 nights
car to Manhattan
subway to Brooklyn
stay with friend, 1 night
car to Brooklyn
stay with friend, 2 nights
car to Brooklyn
stay with friend, 2 nights
car to Manhattan
train to Essex Junction, Vermont
car to Burlington, Vermont
stay with friend, 2 nights
car to Johnson, Vermont
stay at Vermont Studio Center, 26 nights
shuttle van to Burlington
stay with friend, 1 night
car to Essex Junction
train to New York
subway to Brooklyn
stay with friend, 2 nights
car to JFK
JFK to KEF
KEF to HEL
train to Helsinki, Finland
stay at Seurahuone Hotel, 1 night
bus to Sysmä, Finland
stay at Villa Sarkia, 10 nights
bus to Helsinki
stay at Hotel F6, 1 night
ferry to Tallinn, Estonia
ferry to Helsinki
stay at F6 Hotel, 1 night
train to St. Petersburg, Russia
stay at Four Seasons Hotel, 2 nights
car to Pushkin, Russia
car to St. Petersburg
stay at Four Seasons Hotel, 1 night
train to Helsinki
stay at Marski Hotel, 1 night
bus to Sysmä
stay at Villa Sarkia, 7 nights
bus to Helsinki
train to HEL
HEL to KEF
HEF to BOS
stay at Hilton Boston Logan, 1 night
shuttle van to Logan Airport
bus to Portland, Maine
bus to Bangor, Maine
shuttle van to Monson, Maine
stay at Monson Arts, 7 nights
walk to Appalachian Trail
walk to Monson
stay at Monson Arts, 5 nights
car to Québec, Canada
stay at Chateau Frontenac, 1 night
car to Monson
stay at Monson Arts, 10 nights
shuttle van to Bangor
bus to BOS
BOS to SFO
car home

Places in bold I saw for the first time. If you count the U.S. and my layovers in Iceland, that’s six different countries I traveled to in three months. Jeers to the suspicious dicks at the border into Canada for not stamping our passports. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the U.S. is so much more chill about letting people cross its borders than every other country in North America.

Very glad to be back home, for now.