A final wrap up on the 2017 road trip with some leftover notes from the journey.
As you may remember, last fall I did a pretty extensive story on the life of a high school athlete. I used Abbie Seamans of Bolton as the subject of that story.
I am the son of a geographer and the grandson of two engineers.
I graduated from high school in 1977. Carter was president. The draft had ended.
I didn't need the road atlas to figure out Monday's itinerary: Climb aboard Interstate 95 and ride it for the next 660 miles.
This is my neighborhood.
To me, Key West is a point on a map. Getting there was a lot more important than being there.
I had a long, dull drive ahead of me on Friday and I was in no hurry. If I left in the morning I would have been driving into the sun most of the day, and that's gotten a little old. The same goes for slathering myself with sunscreen lotion.
We are all proud of the colleges we attended. Most of us still identify with those schools and root for the sports teams, if only in a distant way.
I saw it on a map as I was planning this trip. I ran my finger along the route I was taking through Mississippi. Near Leland there was a notation that read: "Birthplace of Kermit the Frog."
I drove through Oklahoma and Arkansas two years ago on the way back from San Diego.
Early in this road trip, I hadn't been doing so well at the Gas Game -- you know, trying to figure out where you'll find the least expensive gas. I'd stop to fill up, and sure enough, it would turn out to be 10 cents cheaper at the next exit.
Why did I want to come back here?
There was a beautiful sunset tonight as I left Minneapolis.
You can see the towers from several miles away as Interstate 75 approaches Mackinaw City.
Our journey begins with a story … from long ago.
Two years ago, when I drove across the country, I thought it would be a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
We don't normally report on Division III college commitments by athletes. There are too many of them, and quite honestly, a Division III decision isn't really newsworthy outside of the friends, teammates and family of the athlete.
I had a much longer blog entry in mind to go with The Project, which posted this morning, but the events of Saturday left me not feeling much like a long-winded post.
The all-state girls soccer team was officially released on Thursday by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Click here for the direct link to the full team.
Section II held its girls soccer banquet Sunday afternoon, where the all-section teams were announced.
A good deal of our high school sports coverage involves game stories.
I am late -- by about 2 1/2 days -- with the final state rankings. Sorry, but I was a little burned out after returning from Cortland, there were a thousand things to catch up on and this just slipped through the cracks.
Here are your Adirondack League all-stars for 2016, as selected by the coaches. Congratulations to all.