A couple weekends ago I told Megan and Paul to get in the car, we were going on a secret adventure. Anticipation in the car was high. Were we going for ice cream? Was dad taking us to a movie? Were we going to buy new video games? All were possibilities. But none were realities.…… Continue reading We need non-digital adventure
ten things i have learned about the sea from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo. I was mesmerized by this short film. Like the filmmaker, there is something about the ocean that speaks deeply to my soul. If I had unlimited time to travel, explore, and write… traveling by cargo ship would be incredible. Am I the…… Continue reading The Sea
For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about how wimpy people are. There is something strange to me that people allow the most remote possibility of getting hurt, lost, robbed, missing a meal, missing a flight, or even not a clean place to pee define their lives. What a boring life they live. I…… Continue reading Adventure as a Discipline
It’s been a big summer for Megan. At eight years old she has visited 19 of the 50 states. (By her age I think I had been to 3 states.) She got to go to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia this summer. Since she is my road trip girl she took…… Continue reading Megan’s New Skills
Today was the last day of our lease at the old place. We really only had two items left that had to be retrieved. We had the base of our yard swing. Kristen loves this thing so I knew we had to get it taken care of right away. And we had our old car.…… Continue reading The move is done!
The trip begins in just two hours. Everyone is still asleep at my in-laws house but I’m wide awake. Go figure. There are a couple pre-trip things I thought were worth mentioning. #1 Travels with Charlie. If you’ve never read the Steinbeck book which this trip is named after you should check it out. Travels…… Continue reading Travels with Stoney: The Prelude