Ecuador – Building Resilience 

Travels from July 15 through August 17th, 2022 “In order to grow, you need to be there at the edge of uncertainty.” Frances Mallman The first roadside attraction after crossing into Ecuador from Colombia was Tulcan Cemetery. The massive property is lined with shrubs manicured into entertaining characters and hosted thousands of deceased. Few, presumably … Continue reading Ecuador – Building Resilience 

The Next Chapter: South America

May 10th through June 5, 2022 Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel. Paul Theroux Flying over the Darien Gap from Panama to Colombia Crossing into South America was a major milestone on our journey. It was essentially the midway point of the trip and it got us thinking and reflecting. … Continue reading The Next Chapter: South America

Guatemala: Too Powerful for Words

March 1st through 15th, 2022 Yūgen: A deep and mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe. An awareness that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words. (Language: Japanese) As time passes and we reflect on our short time in Guatemala, the value of the experience has grown exponentially. It is one of … Continue reading Guatemala: Too Powerful for Words

Reunions & Preparations, Anxiety & Anticipation

Australia, Canada & USA, September - December 2021 Resfeber: The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together (Language: Swedish) Warm greeting upon landing in Minneapolis! September 2021 For a while we felt shocked. We were actually home. We were allowed to go out in public, with … Continue reading Reunions & Preparations, Anxiety & Anticipation

Such Is Life as a Stay At Home Wife

Melodies can bring back memories, and define periods of life. Presently, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (by Styx) is one of my themes. I don't have a job (yet) and Will and I are living in a hotel. I've mastered the skills of cooking in a mini kitchen with only a bread knife and … Continue reading Such Is Life as a Stay At Home Wife