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December 08, 2016
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An Earth Day column

But a girl’s gotta live. And a cross-country road trip is something I’ve always dreamed of. I had planned to do it 40 years ago in my little Karmann Ghia, when gas prices were 36 cents a gallon, but life got in the way. Now I have a grown daughter and gas is $3.99 and rising. We are still planning to stay in National Parks along the way. We have a reservation at the Donley cabin in Tennessee. It’s a primitive cabin without electricity or running water, but I think we’ll manage for a night.

So this trip is not going to save anything. I’ll still need those shoes, some make-up and maybe a yoga retreat after all that driving. I’m even thinking of helping Robert Redford out. And now at least my editor will be happy. I’ve written an Earth Day column. Happy Earth Day, everyone. Do your best.