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We also discuss the Connecticut geotag on Instagram (below), along with how trespassing is connected with privilege.
Kerri refers to a near-altercation. You can read about that here. Kerri also talks about an episode in which she was not trespassing in Willimantic, but has realized that the very last part of that story does, in fact, involve trespassing. But that happened several decades ago, so let’s leave it alone.
After recording, we did confirm that an episode of The Office explored the problem with GPS.
In the episode, Johnna mentions the time Kerri got crop-dusted in a tobacco field. We recorded this segment, but then cut it. In short, Kerri thought it would be a good idea to wander around, barefoot, in a tobacco field in Connecticut.
While talking about bicycle touring, Tony shouted out Warm Showers. This is a free way for cyclists to get shelter and a shower while touring.
Finally, it was as if the Twitterverse was listening:
Tony Cherolis used to be an engineer, but always will be an engineer. Currently, he is working at the Center for Latino Progress as the Transport Hartford Coordinator. Transport Hartford works on mobility, jobs access, education, and community organizing around multimodal transportation, transit, rail, biking, and walking. Between projects, Tony likes to go on silly adventures, cross country bike tours, and generally makes bad / different decisions. You are likely to find him around Hartford on foot or a bike, and sometimes sleeping in local parks. [photo credit: Chion Wolf]
What good ideas should CT steal from other states?
Which regional travel experiences are overrated?
How do we shop for souvenirs?
If imitation is the greatest compliment, what ideas should Connecticut steal from other states? What stands in the way of us adopting and adapting practices and events that are at once genius and totally ordinary? In this episode, Johnna and Kerri also explore popular New England travel destinations and experiences that are maybe just a touch overrated, even if sometimes, legitimately good. Learn what makes Johnna “irrationally angry.” Finally — if nobody brings home souvenirs, did a trip even happen?
In the first segment, we talk about the Atlantic Antic and Smorgasburg, both of which have since been confirmed to still exist. You can determine for yourself if MulchFest is anywhere near as potentially exciting as Kerri thinks. For more information about WaterFire and Fur Rondy, visit their websites. Johnna mentions The 203.
In the second segment (15:15), Johnna refers to the New Maine News. We discuss the Big E. We also mention Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, the Woodstock Fair, and the Durham Fair. Sidenote: occasionally Kerri says “leafs” instead of “leaves”; this is a residual habit from when she would talk to her dog about jumping in the leafs — oops.
The last segment (32:45) makes mention of spoon collecting, which has a history.
Note: podcast contains occasional, relatively lightweight curse-words. Use the earbuds at work or around the kiddos.
Regional destinations that surprised us, pleasantly or otherwise.
When prepping for a trip, do we prefer planning it all out or leaving everything to chance?
What Connecticut features qualify as quaint? Johnna and Kerri talk about happy surprises and a few disappointments in regional travel. Is it better to travel based on an itinerary or on whichever way the wind blows?
We wanted to send out a quick reminder that sneak audio previews from upcoming episodes of Going/Steady are available to Patrons on Kerri’s Patreon page. The one up now is from Episode 3; it’s a bit of a rant!
Stay tuned for the full Episode 3, which will be up here at goingsteadyct.com – and in your inbox, if you’ve signed up for notifications – in mid-February.
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