Saying Goodbye to Momma

This weekend, my sister asked me to assemble some information, for a very young friend of a friend who is dying of cancer.  My siblings and I lost our mother almost five years ago to breast cancer.  We were lucky, in that we knew what was coming, and planned things to take full advantage of … Continue reading

Weekend updates

Holly & I both had a great weekend in Houston, below are some updates… Saturday 7:30am roll out in Sugar Land, TX with the SWCC Racing Team, great group of strong riders; we hammered out ~63 miles passing TONS of cyclists training for the BP MS 150 Houston-Austin event, I couldn’t believe how many cyclists … Continue reading

Souper Bowl of Caring…and a bike ride

Yesterday morning, very early morning, Holly & I volunteered to assist in answering phones to take in donations from the public for the Souper Bowl of Caring that’s taking place in Houston, TX. We found out that $1 can provide three meals to the needy, thanks to the Houston Food Bank. In the picture below, … Continue reading

Travel Vehicle Selection Process

When Holly and I started planning for our year long travel adventure, we knew we would need quite the vehicle to carry enough gear for our needs. Plan #1 – Purchase an RV; after much research on web forums, we decided it wouldn’t be the best idea since RV’s get horrible fuel mileage and it … Continue reading

Bald Eagles, au naturel

A proud matriarch ready to defend her nest, while her husband (behind the tree trunk) tidies up a bit. Taken at Lake Ouachita State Park in Arkansas.

Traveling Is Complicated

Abandoning the everyday in favor of constant travel and exploration sounds fantastically lovely, no?  So far, it has been, but getting started was a bit more complicated than we had anticipated.  We persevered through the process and everything has worked out well (we have great karma), but here are a few tricky situations we encountered: … Continue reading

The Origins of Wanderlust

Early last year, Eric and I decided we were ready for change; ready to get out of Dodge.  I have moved quite a few times, having grown up in various parts of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Indiana.  We both love to travel, especially out west. We set our sights on Colorado, home of the Rocky Mountains … Continue reading

The First Trip: Hot Springs, Arkansas

When we left home, our first destination was the quaint resort town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, home of warm-ish winter temperatures, beautiful vistas and fresh spring water. Eric at the Falls, Lake Catherine State Park We enjoyed around 7 miles of hiking at Lake Catherine State Park.  The trails were a little more difficult to maneuver … Continue reading