“Is that it?” the disgruntled-looking lady asked after watching Old Faithful’s show of hydraulics and vapors. “Yes, mam. Did it not meet your expectations?” the park ranger patiently asked. “If that’s all there is to it then yes, I am disappointed!!” she replied. Read More
A little over a month ago I loaded the van and left Colorado on my way to a much-anticipated vacation in Oregon before landing in Montana for a late-summer job. It is no secret that I experienced some crazy concerns and emotions beforehand, but now that I am through the first leg of this lifestyle transition, I have great news: Everything is Fine! Read More
Have you ever been on a blind date? If so, you’ll remember the jittery feeling in your stomach as the little demon in your head flashes images of all your short-comings, flaws and fears on the screen in the back of your mind . That’s how I felt on the day I was scheduled to arrive at my new home/job.
I felt a mixture of sadness, trepidation, joy and excitement as Kate and I parted ways soon after the fireworks ceased (it seemed like they went on all night long!). She and her faithful dog Winnie headed back to Colorado as I continue to travel east to Montana. Kate was an excellent travel guide – I’ll miss her inquisitive nature, gentle smile and concise planning techniques. She was instrumental in making my new-to-this-life transition comfortable and fun! Thanks Kate, Bon Voyage!
The temperatures on the coast were in the mid-60’s for most of June, so coming out of the protective veil of ocean mists and traveling east along I-84 through Portland –where nary a fanciful food truck could get me to stop -was like running headfirst into a blast furnace. Read More
Along the journey of life, the universe drops cosmic bread crumbs for us to follow. Some call it serendipity, good luck, kismet or maybe even a mistake. I call them clues. Several years ago on a quick trip to the Northwest I cruised into one of Oregon’s State Parks. The ocean views were spectacular, as you would expect, but I was also intrigued that you could rent a yurt, bring a tent, RV or hike/bike along the Oregon Coast Trail . I wasn’t prepared to camp at the time, but vowed to return. One clue led to another and here I am!