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October 2017

The Tuggles

Episode 1: The Funeral

October 30, 2017

I shook the powdered creamer over my steaming Styrofoam cup of coffee and smacked a packet of sweetener against my fingers. Pouring it in, I grabbed a napkin and began wiping up a few stray drops off the funeral home’s kitchen counter. It was the morning of October 3, 2012 and my Aunt Pat’s funeral was about to begin. As I tossed the shreds of pink paper into the trash, my mom appeared next to me with a twinkle in her eye.

“Christie, you need to come talk to this couple over here,” she said in a low tone with excitement in her voice. “They are traveling across the country on horseback.”

I stopped mid-wipe and looked up at her gleaming eyes.

“What?” I asked, incredulous. “Are you serious? On horseback?”

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The Tuggles

Spinning and Remembering

October 27, 2017

Remember that time in your life when everything happened exactly like you thought it would?

Yeah, me neither.

Remember that time you were reading a blog that you hadn’t seen in two years?

That’s now.

Hi, my name is Christie and this is the website I created when I traveled across the country three years ago. I thought it would be a good idea to re-introduce myself since you probably forgot you even subscribed to my blog.

To some of you, I am the third wheel that traveled with Tim and Lynn Tuggle on their most recent escapade across the country ending in Spring of 2015. For those who have never read a single post on my website, perhaps you should start here and here in order for the rest of this to make any sense. The gap between my last post and now has held virtually every possibility you could imagine, and then some that you couldn’t. Before I dive into the ultimate reason for this post, I want to tell you a brief story.

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