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Eric Freed
Away From The Things Of Man
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What's Up Now?!?
I finally completed my travelogue about my Big Road Trip from last summer just in time to share THIS summer's big road trip, and while I don't want travel to totally define my relationship with my wonderful daughter, Melody, it is certainly an important asp...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 16: The Last Leg of the Journey
The last few days of our trip are a bit of a blur.  After the accident the previous day, we were anxious to get home, even though we had a lot of things still to see, and a fairly long way to go.  We hit the road early, heading north out of the Shreveport a...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 15: An Accident in Texas
We left the congested Arlington, TX, area and headed east towards downtown Dallas.  We wanted to see the touristy stuff surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy, but the highways in the Central Dallas area were under a major construction project a...

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Teresa Shirlen Freed
My wonderful wife, Teresa, was a teacher at Mount Hebron High School, in Ellicott City, MD, through the 2002 school year, starting her teaching career upon graduating from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, in 1994.  She made a lot of friends a...

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James 1:2-4 - "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 14: Six Flags Over Texas
Up kind of early, we checked out of our hotel and made a supply run to the local Walmart.  We were soon on the road, headed southwest out of Amarillo on US 287.  The drive was uneventful.  Texas is fairly flat, and it seems to take forever to get to where y...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 13: Santa Fe and the Big Texan
Awaking much earlier than daughter Melody, I got ready and began exploring the beautiful old El Rancho Hotel, located in Gallup, New Mexico, a sleepy town in western New Mexico with a large American Indian population.  It is supposedly known as the ceremoni...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 12: Eastern Arizona and Route 66
Our epic road trip continued as we woke up after a wonderful day at the Grand Canyon and a really cool evening in Williams, AZ.  We went to a nearby diner for breakfast (Jessica's), where the owner wandered from table to table to talk to the guests.  Then w...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 11: The Grand Canyon
We awoke early.  It was tough getting going because we were up so late last night, and the hectic desert driving in the dark wore on me.  But I was so excited to return to the Grand Canyon, and see daughter Melody experience it for the first time. While Mel...

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The Big Road Trip, Part 10: Colorado and Four Corners
We slept in a little bit after a long day of driving the day before, but we still had a long way to go on this day.  But we were in all new territory for me, since I had never traveled into this part of Colorado before.  We were entering into the heart of t...
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