#RunningTo Week 37 in Review: Back to Alabama & Tennessee

I’M BACK. Back for another #RunningTo Week in Review, and back to some familiar paths once wandered.

Last week, I conquered my quest for the Lower 48; this week, I decided to retrace some steps taken a few months ago. I surprised my sister at her engagement party in Alabama, and I finished recording my Struggle Central audiobook in Tennessee.

From family to friends to Couchsurfers of yestermonth, the past week featured some fun reunions. It was one of those weeks that reminded me this trip has always been about the people; the places have been entirely secondary.

Enjoy these face-filled moments from the wandering week that was!

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A camp friend and I. Guess where we are?

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Me, my sister, and my brother-to-be. Experiencing some funky eyes.

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My sister’s henna! Oh and some ring.

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And now MY henna. Naturally.

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#ParentalSelfie

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Cozy fire with a dear friend.

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Favorite dog of this whole trip. Beard buddies!

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Wow, my beard really has gotten out of control on this trip.

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Met them in Little Rock; reunited months later in Tennessee. Blogged about Josh. Life is grand.

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Tried fitting my brother into my jam-packed car. Tried.

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JOHN MARK / THOM MARK

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Normally I don’t photograph my food/drinks. But this hot cocoa was especially aesthetically pleasing on a cold windy day. The little things . . .

And here’s a sneak peak at my Struggle Central audiobook, hitting Amazon / iTunes / Audible in the weeks to come. Such a fun experience in my friend’s makeshift recording studio!

#RunningTo DAY 255: Back to the studio. #strugglecentral #audiobook #mic #roadtrip

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What’s your favorite state in the Lower 48?