Pittsburgh, PA

19 Jul

The 15 months since we last had contact have been incredible:
-I got a waitressing job!

quit my waitressing job

and I quit my waitressing job

-I found an apartment that I love!

moved out of my apartment

and I moved out of that apartment I love


-I discovered indoor plants!

Good news, we're still alive!!

Good news, we’re still alive!!

my violets are turning violet!

my violets turned violet

-Turned 26.
-And 25. Whoopsy.

-Came to terms with that fact that I lurve me some baseball: The Cardinals do it for me. I have convictions that they’ll be in the Superbowl this year.

-Tried speed dating. Fruitless albeit interesting. (in relevant relationship news, Nick and I have decided to go our separate ways.)

-Was a blushing bridesmaid in a non-traditional LOVE ceremony.

-Visited (cousins!) in Massachusetts and my very first nephew & niece in Florida.

-Dated a French boy who was great until we ate together (kindof important?) and he verbalized his binding preference for me to use a knife. My fingers, which moments earlier had been happy tastebuds helping to rip and savor my food, became filthy under his gaze; although we left on good terms, he is back in Paris now.

-Stayed with my parents while I recuperated.

-Lived in Los Angeles with my increasingly talented best friend. #MollyDworsky

Perfect weather.

Perfect weather

No motorized vehicles allowed on the entire island.

No motorized vehicles allowed

-Traveled to Chicago, Cuba, a museum full of airplanes, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit, camping in Big Sur, and the UP in MI (emphasis on Mackinac Island)

-Have added “must be willing to sleep in the car” to my ‘boyfriend requirements’.

-Bought a 1993 jeep off of Craigslist. It broke down so many times that AAA cut my year-long membership 4-months in. So I found a new thing to love and her name is:



clearly a proud mama.

“ride me!”

To the right is what she looks like without enhancement:
Still pink.

People ask if I give tours…Which, “I absolutely do.”

I learned to drive hogs with Liz last summer and I got hooked. Barring weather, she’s the most convenient way to get around. And hands down the funn(i)est.

Overall, things are really good in my world: My scooter gets 100+ miles to the gallon and I’m on the verge of the next chapter in my life — travel πŸ™‚
I’m heading to Iceland on Monday for a part solo, part Katie Kuhn adventure. I’ve tapped into my Couchsurfing resources (!) and have already meet rockin’, local people, found neat things to do, and have lots of (free) places to stay.
Also, I’m bringing gum to save on food costs. Which is nothing if not foolproof.
*sigh* It must be hard to be a mother.

Anyway, from Iceland I’m heading to Sweden. I hear it’s cheap there.

I’ll keep you posted. maybe.
I love you all.

and I’m still yours,

6 Responses to “Pittsburgh, PA”

  1. Andrew B. Travis July 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Love the top pic of you, Samantha. I hope you find a way to keep us informed during your impending excursion. We’re going to miss you. Love, Dad.

    • Sammi Travis July 22, 2013 at 1:31 am #

      my most favoritist and prolific commenter πŸ™‚ love you.

  2. The Dryland Tourist July 21, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    I love your bike Sammy , it’s soo cool !

  3. Darlene Kobchar July 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    You are one special gal ~~~ enjoy it all!!!!!!! Hopefully, you will share some stories with us all……. and P.S. I will be keeping you in my prayers…. Dar

    • Sammi Travis July 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

      Awe! I was SO hoping you would comment πŸ™‚

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