Even without my trusty 2003 Corolla S by my side (it’s in the shop, getting a new transmission from a German, appropriately), it’s difficult for me to stay in one location. This week, I’m in Spartanburg, Shalynn’s hometown.
If the indie coffee business is tough in Atlanta, it’s even tougher here in Sparkle City. Starbucks is all that remains after several years of a tough economic climate, punctuating the landscape of sprawl between Greenville and Moore.
Tomorrow we visit Shalynn’s home church. Here’s what we have coming up after that: a trip to Johnson City for the annual EES conference (where we will be presenting), a trip to Boston November 4 (I know, we’re getting married just a few days earlier, but we booked our honeymoon for November 13 and we need to get up there before the holiday season) and another trip to Toccoa in December. That might not sound like much, but throw in Thanksgiving, Christmas and, let’s say, a wedding and a honeymoon, and suddenly we’re pushing the envelope just fine, thanks.