We’re back but we’ve crashed

Final mileage total, TX to Chicago and back

There it is, folks.

3,061 miles round trip from our driveway in TX to Chicago and back.

The great Midwest Road Trip is finished and we’re glad to be home, but just in case we get too cocky about all the fun at the BlogHer conference and all the articles we have to write….the laptop crashed.

So, it’s off to call up some repair expertise now that I’ve experienced a major computer malfunction like my fellow travel writer Liz Lewis.

Yes, I had some items backed up and my email accounts and blogs are all net-based so I didn’t lose them, but I hadn’t backed up as thoroughly or regularly as I should have.

Learn from my mistake and get a big fat portable hard drive to back up your documents, photos and bookkeeping software!