Astral Nomads

One man, one woman, one rabbit......traveling with the stars.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Astral Nomads Down

We regret to inform you that our first day on the road has provided some unexpected adventure. After stopping for gas (petrol) at the Sheetz in Hagerstown, Maryland, the Eurovan would not start. The Eurovan (who we have named Astrid) is currently at a Volkswagen dealership but they cannot work on her until Monday. AAA and the extended warranty will cover the costs so that's not really a concern at this point. So we rented a car and are hunkered down at a Super 8 motel. You may call this disaster; we call it adventure. Tomorrow and Sunday we plan to discover what Hagerstown and the local environs have to offer. We will report back on what we find. The people of Maryland thus far have been really nice which is always a shock when you're from the New York metropolitan area, where we are mostly validated by rudeness.

Otis is hunkered down after we smuggled him in the side door because this exquisite road house had a big 'No Pets' sign posted at the front desk. Luckily, a rabbit is pretty easy to hide. If you read this post, please keep that information to yourself. Ha!

BTW, we're still laughing.



  1. They have a great outlet mall in Hagerstown but that wouldn't work with the manifesto. I love the fact that you think this is part of the adventure and it is!!!!! It's all good.

  2. I know nothing! You're looking at it the right way too... an adventure. Here's to many more (just not like the one you're having now) !!

  3. Maryland? I have always been curious about this state. I am looking forward to reading about what you find.

  4. Just a bump in the road!! Travel safe!