Away Is Home

The Elliott Family is planning the ultimate road trip across the USA, and you're invited. This is the trip preparation and planning site for Kari Haugeto, a.k.a. "Aren, Iden and Erysse Elliott's Mom."
~ Wednesday, September 17 ~
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Forgetting yourself on Florida’s gulf coast

Forgetting yourself on Florida’s gulf coast

They’re celebrating the scallop festival this month in Gulf County, Florida. It’s another excuse to visit this largely unvisited part of the sunshine State. Not that you need one.

Here, along Florida’s forgotten coast, you might come for the scallops or the oysters. But you stay for the beautiful desolation. This is a part of Florida few people know about and even fewer have visited.

It’s a days…

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~ Tuesday, September 16 ~
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New haircut!

New haircut!


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You’re not eating that in my car!

You’re not eating that in my car!

There are very few things that happen inside my car that will cause me to immediately me pull over onto the side of the road.

Looking into my rearview mirror and catching a glimpse of one or more children, hands elbow deep in a crinkly, cellophane bag bearing bright-orange cheesy-puff powder coated snacks – you know the ones I’m talking about – tops the list.

Cheetos are discussed in “Eating…

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~ Monday, September 15 ~
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What are the most ridiculous reasons to cancel your trip?

What are the most ridiculous reasons to cancel your trip?

My dog is sick. My knee hurts. It’s too dangerous.

Ah, the silly reasons we give for canceling a trip, for demanding a full refund from a hotel or airline, even when the reservations are non-changeable, non-cancellable, and carved in stone.

My friends, I have heard it all, and if you could see me now, I would be holding up my hand and saying, “Talk to it.”

It’s not that the illness of a beloved…

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~ Sunday, September 14 ~
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Grumpy  (at Maitland Art Center)

Grumpy (at Maitland Art Center)


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Pieces of art (at Maitland Art Center)

Pieces of art (at Maitland Art Center)


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Amazing #nofilter lily  (at Maitland Art Center)

Amazing #nofilter lily (at Maitland Art Center)

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Artists in the making. (at Art & History Museums - Maitland)

Artists in the making. (at Art & History Museums - Maitland)


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Iden Mayan Revival (at Maitland Art Center)

Iden Mayan Revival (at Maitland Art Center)


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Erysse is in the moment. (at Maitland Art Center)

Erysse is in the moment. (at Maitland Art Center)