Author Archives: Jenny Bristol

About Jenny Bristol

Jenny Bristol is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Afterword: Huzzah! We Made It Through all 40 Days!

I’m finding it both easy and surreal to resume my life as normal, now that we’re home. I have picked most things back up where I left off, and I have had no trouble readjusting to my manual transmission car. … Continue reading

Posted in Driving, Education, Event, Family, Friends, Games, General, Government, Museum, Sightseeing | 1 Comment

Day 40: Home, Geeky Home

(Though we didn’t get home late last night by local time standards, my body is still accustomed to east coast hours, so this entry is getting delivered the next morning.) We are used to long driving days, since my usual … Continue reading

Posted in Driving

Day 39: “Donuts You Can Trust”

Day two of our driving push home was supposed to start with a bit of sleeping in. My body forgot that part. Despite going to bed much later than planned since we were talking to Anton and family, my body … Continue reading

Posted in Driving, Friends

Day 38: Mosquitoes Can Die in a Fire

I thought I was being smart, packing the car this morning instead of last night, to avoid the mosquitoes that come out at dusk. But apparently they party all night and are still at it in the morning, or perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Driving, Friends

Day 37: The Calm Before the Storm

Today was a really lazy day, at least in terms of activity and lack of planning. We hung out all day talking with Scott, and later George, and did some packing. I decided that it would be more difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in Friends

Day 36: Food, Glorious Food

Today was a tour of food in Atlanta. Well, a tour of food memories. After a lazy morning, we headed to The Varsity for Round One of our grazing. For those not familiar, The Varsity serves tasty but greasy food … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friends, Games | 3 Comments

Day 35: Friends, Well Met

(This post is for July 24, 2011.) It’s funny how you can not go anywhere but still have a fantastic day. Usually the most fantastic days are spent this way. Our day started with Ed’s best friend George coming over … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Games