Yesterday was excellent. I logged just over ten miles feling pretty great in the gorgeous sunshine on the running trails along Lake Michigan, and it went well, then I came home and made pesto from basil I grew. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon if you ask me.

Today, I’ve just mashed up several business and personal trips and come up with a mega-roadtrip. I’ve posted all of this on Craigslist’s rideshare, but I figure it’ll be a bonus if this offer can go to one of you that I actually might know, even via blogging. I’m driving many miles at the end of July and first bit of August, and would be glad to offer my passenger seat to someone with whom to split gas expenses if you need a lift to any of these places:

1. Chicago to Memphis

2. Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi or New Orleans.

3. New Orleans to Jackson, MS.

Then, I’ll be off radar a bit in zigzagging around Louisiana to emerge several days later in Shreveport.

4. Shreveport to DFW. (Busy here for a few days)

5. DFW to Oklahoma City

6. Oklahoma City to St. Louis then Chicago.

Also, if anyone, oh say, has a reading series with an open spot in/around one of these fine places– I’m your gal for that, too.