OAAA 2016: Random Bits of My Life in Travels from Erin McCahan

April 12, 2016     erinthebooknut     Feature, Guest Post, OAAA


Random Bits of My Life in Travels
(Title and Introduction All in One)


Favorite Beach: South Haven, MI
Use So Much Sunscreen I’m Practically Waterproof: South Haven, MI
Setting of My Forthcoming Novel, The Lake Effect: South Haven, MI
Fanciest Hotel: Limerick, Ireland
Creepiest Hotel: Raton, NM
Pushed a Dresser in Front of the Door: Raton, NM
Slept With the Lights On: Raton, NM
Ate Doughnuts at 3 in the Morning: New Orleans, LA
Such a Letdown: Hot Springs, VA
Like Expensive Summer Camp for Adults: Hot Springs, VA
Been to Summer Camp; Don’t Want to Go Back: Newaygo, MI
Lost My Temper: Salem, MA
Told Other Tourists, “This isn’t a Theme Park”: Salem, MA
Husband Suggested I Calm Down: Salem, MA
Learned I Descend from an Accused “Witch”: Salem, MA
Fell On a Cactus: Taos, NM
Forgot One of My Suitcases: London, England
Sobbed in the Airport: London, England
Hottest Trip: Jamestown, VA
Is It Possible to Sweat to Death?: Jamestown, VA
Got Food Poisoning: Orlando, FL
Barfed Through Disney World As a Result of Food Poisoning: Orlando, FL
Bought a Cowboy Hat: Denver, CO
Looked Like an Idiot in My Cowboy Hat: Denver, CO
Most Poignant Dinner Party: Washington, D.C.
Been There 2 Dozen Times, Still Gives Me The Chills: Gettysburg, PA
Got My Pocket Picked: Dublin, Ireland
Friendliest People: Holland, MI
Ate My Weight in Popcorn (Well, Almost): Chicago, IL
Rock-Climbed for a Week: Vedauwoo, Wyoming
Knew I Had Had My Fill of Rock-Climbing: Vedauwoo, Wyoming
Bought Very Cool Shoes: New York, NY
Got the Worst Blisters Ever from Cool New Shoes: New York, NY
Saw the Most Beautiful Bride Ever: Livonia, MI
First Tried Red Wine: St. Louis, MO
Discovered I Am Allergic to Red Wine When My Eye Swelled Shut: St. Louis, MO
A Surprising Adventure, Complete with Kittens: Pittsburgh, PA
Worth the Long Drive: Hilton Head, SC
There were Dolphins, Starfish and Adults-Only Pools: Hilton Head, SC
The Place that Speaks to Me: Concord, MA
Communed with the Spirits of Hawthorne, Alcott and Thoreau: Concord, MA
Stood on the Ground Where My 7th Great Grandfather Mustered in 1775: Concord, MA
Most Interesting Weekend Seminar: Fort Knox, KY
Saw the Church Where My Parents Were Married: Fort Knox, KY
I’ve Actually Been There: Ottumwa, IA
Most Important Pit Stop (I Can Explain, But It’s Gross): Dickerson, MD
Favorite Farmers Market: West Shore, PA
Most Heart-Breaking Cry: Mechanicsburg, PA
Still Visit My Grandparents’ Graves: Mechanicsburg, PA
Farthest From Home: Lourdes, France
A Wild Bear Walked Through Our Base Camp: Boundary Waters, MN
Didn’t Sleep a Wink: Base Camp, Boundary Waters, MN
Learned I’m a Yankee: Farmville, VA
Learned the Civil War is Not Quite Over: Farmville, VA
Worst Trip With My Mother: Lancaster, PA
Discovered My Mother Has No Sense of Direction: Lancaster, PA
Best Trip With My Mother: Southwest Ireland
Most Suspicious Flight Delay: Los Angeles, CA
Strangest Food: Glasgow, Scotland
Ate Garlic Mousse the Color of Brains: Glasgow, Scotland
Pleasantest Surprise: State College, PA
Learned I Have Some Normal Relatives: State College, PA
Best Family Vacay: Ocean City, NJ
Took a Trip Back in Time: Leavenworth, KS
Wow, Is That Brown: Texas Panhandle
Got Lost Every Day: Williamsburg, VA
Never Wanted to Leave: Boston, MA
Next Up (for a Little More Research for The Lake Effect): South Haven, MI

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From our shelves to yours,

Erin & Erin

2 responses to “OAAA 2016: Random Bits of My Life in Travels from Erin McCahan

  1. Theresa Snyder

    This one caught my eye as she’s been to several places I live by! It’s always nice to hear good things about local to me places!
    I’m definitely looking forward to Erin’s book The Lake Effect!

  2. Kathleen P

    Loved this. Sad she’s never been to DE or had any memorable experiences there since it’s so close to a few places she’s been.

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