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About beckyjorndecker

Just turned 57, loving life with an amazing husband, kids, and grandchildren. Hoping to break camp and head west out of Maryland, to experience nomadic life in a tin can Airstream. Hoping to find some borrow pit adventures.

Day One: To Canada

While watching Mike put together the Mario Kart car from Ken:  “Dad, were you born to do this?” Spent a lovely 2 hours at the Quashne’s for a Miles/Grammy birthday breakfast of sorts.  Lots of fun, lots of sticky waffle … Continue reading

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Road Trip, 2017

Day One:  Preparations Years ago, when my parents started a road trip (and there were many) it was important to get the VW ready and to finish any errands before leaving town.  My mom would have written several lists, all … Continue reading

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On Checkout Line manners

Happy 4th! First, can I tell you how much mental math takes place when you hit a “going out of business” sale?  We went to Gander Mountain yesterday and spent an hour or more looking at discounted goods.  Seriously, how … Continue reading

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On parenting your parent: running shoes

Mom (Pat) is on a cruise to Alaska.  She flew to Washington yesterday and boarded her vessel in the afternoon.  Now mind you, Mom is 80.  She is smart, sprightly, and sophisticated, and to complete the alliteration: sometimes somewhat silly. … Continue reading

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Welcome to MOATET!

MOATET:  Musings of a traveling English teacher. Apparently, one can spell travelling with two “L”s as they do in the UK.  In any case, welcome to my blog which also links to my new website, http://www.borrowpitadventures.com. This un-moated, German/Saxon castle … Continue reading

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Borrow Pit: what my husband calls the ditch along the road

“BorrowPitAdventures” is a name I chose many years ago while planning a year-long hiatus with my husband, Ken.  I intended, like others, to record our foray into the unknown. So far, we haven’t left the area, but the plan is … Continue reading

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