Land HO! Palo Alto!

This very morning, Wed 7/29, we sighted port and let down anchor.  (Alright, quite the tortured metaphor, sorry!  Especially to these drought-stricken Californians…) It’s 11:15pm here, I’ve now settled in after 12 straight hours of way-too-old-for-this unpacking in unusually HOT weather.  Hey, wait a minute! Isn’t this supposed to be 70’s all year round??  Thank […]

The Canyon, Day 2, Yikes!!

Yeah, okay, the pictures do/don’t do it justice.  The memory of the awesomeness is sparked when I see the pics, but at the same time these are so iconic they seem unreal, too.   What was entirely real was my anxiety level.  I totally buy what a lady on the trail relayed, her Fun Fact: […]

Good God Grand Canyon!

Holy Cow!  It is everything and more…one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, on a trip with many.  Think maybe this’ll take more than one post? Day 1—for those of you who’ve done the Park, you’ll know exactly our route.  We parked at the Visitor Center and then did the 3-mile hike/walk on the […]

Looking back…New Orleans and Boxford

New Seems like long ago, but New Orleans was just earlier in the last week—a truly beautiful, warm and welcoming city.  We caught the hottest of the days thus far this year, and somewhat discounted hotel rates, so we stayed at the Windsor Court Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter. I’m coincidentally watching […]

Finding Religion…this earth, oh my!

Donald Antrim: I hope that you will be faced with difficult choices and decisions, trials that won’t undo you, but that will drive you toward reflection and understanding. Trust that your fears will sometimes tell you about your desires. You will see that you can survive the terror that comes with growth and change, with vulnerability and risk. Depend on others.