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“River Run”

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“River Run” “When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.” Kristin Armstrong Flashback fifteen years… “Paddle” we yelled as the dozen tubes all tied together drifted like an island towards the rocky shore of the Wisconsin River. As we soaked up the warm sun, snacked on sandwiches and chips, drank lots of “strong” […]

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“Real People”

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“Real People” “Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in the muscles” Alex Karras Traveling is not only about seeing new sites and having new experiences. Traveling is also about meeting people. Everyone has a story, and in some small way, everyone’s story becomes a part of our story. The result is a thick […]

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“The Unexpected”

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“The Unexpected” “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” Angela N. Blount We were in southeastern Utah at a campground in Hovenweep National Monument, home to amazing prehistoric villages built by the Puebloan Indians in the 1200s. We had just finished a dinner of cold sausages, carrot […]

“The Cook”

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“The Cook” “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” Richard Bach Sam made dinner. Upon entering the kitchen, she drew a picture of our family and hung it on the wall. Before you continue to paint your mental picture, I must […]

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Fragile Seas

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“Fragile Seas!” “No water, no life. No blue, No green.” Dr. Sylvia Earle After returning from Hawaii, we revved up Big Blue and returned to San Pedro near Los Angeles to see our favorite canine, Coco. Her owner had returned to Fiji to attend to her tumeric business and had asked us to dog and […]

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“The Hitchhiker”

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“The Hitchhiker”  “I like chance meetings – life is full of them. Every day, without realising it, I pass people whom I should know.” Krzysztof Kieslowski Our lives have rhythm. Right now, my family’s life is beating to a different rhythm than most. Our current rhythm is born from a desire to truly experience life with just the […]