The Great Migration – Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part I

The Great Migration - Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part I
The Great Migration… The last time I reached out to you was to proclaim My Declaration of Independence.  What a statement.  Writing that post was one of the most organic and free flowing array of thoughts my fingers have ever had the honor of writing and my heart the joy of sharing.  I made this ...

My Declaration of Independence

My Declaration of Independence
I am gazing back at another year like a rugged ridgeline I just finished climbing.  Looking deep down into the gardens that were created by my labor.  I am soaking in the sunshine, glistening in the sweat. Admiring the lessons of the past while feeling the sorrow of the solitary steps I took and experiencing ...

What Are You Afraid Of? 1

What Are You Afraid Of?
FEAR.. I am celebrating today. It is the one year anniversary of my reconnection with writing by starting this blog. The one year that you have been involved with me. The one year that I have shared many of my deepest, darkest, brightest and most personal moments. The one year that you have all encouraged ...

Hey Housekeeping It’s About Time You Showed Up!

Hey Housekeeping It's About Time You Showed Up!
I am finally cleaning up the aftermath of the class 5 tornado I have put myself in the middle of over the last few months!  I am home for 3 weeks in a row for the first time in 9 months. Whoa. It is always a brilliant act of unraveling, recovering, reconnecting, and refreshing your ...

Backpacking Havasupai Falls Featuring Brian Lorrigan Photography 11

Backpacking Havasupai Falls Featuring Brian Lorrigan Photography
What can I say… Ok… yes you know I ALWAYS have something to say BUT… this has to be seen by your own eyes to truly appreciate the beauty.  A picture is worth a thousand words…  however this is an attempt not to make you feel like you have been there, but to encourage you ...

Navajo Nation and White House Ruins in Canyon De Chelly 4

Navajo Nation and White House Ruins in Canyon De Chelly
I haven’t checked in with you all for what feels like quite some time.  It hasn’t been due to a lack of inspiration- I have had several great trips, visited several mountains and have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. Writing all the posts on my Kilimanjaro adventure was really emotional- so much ...

Kilimanjaro Part Three – Post Climb, Stay in Istanbul, Final Wrap Up: Gut Health, Gear Reviews, Tips 14

Kilimanjaro Part Three - Post Climb, Stay in Istanbul, Final Wrap Up: Gut Health, Gear Reviews, Tips
I have decided this trip needs 3 separate posts to fully and fairly report the journey. Click on this link for Part One that covers the mission work at the Mwerini Integrated School for the Blind, the people of Tanzania, the incredible people I met along the way and my travels through 4 countries and ...

Kilimanjaro Part Two – The Climb 19

Kilimanjaro Part Two - The Climb
I have decided this trip needs 3 separate posts to fully and fairly report the journey. Click on this link for Part One that covers the mission work at the Mwerini Integrated School for the Blind, the people of Tanzania, the incredible people I met along the way and my travels through 4 countries and ...

Kilimanjaro Part One – The Travel to Africa, The People, The Work at the Orphanage 16

Kilimanjaro Part One - The Travel to Africa, The People, The Work at the Orphanage
I have decided this trip needs 3 separate posts to fully and fairly report the journey. This is Part One, it covers the mission work at the Mwerini Integrated School for the Blind, the people of Tanzania, the incredible people I met along the way and my travels through 4 countries and 3 continents to ...

Pre-Kilimanjaro – Travel, Itinerary, Route, Fuel and Gear Report! 7

Pre-Kilimanjaro - Travel, Itinerary, Route, Fuel and Gear Report!
I can’t quite believe it is finally here!  Departure day for Africa is tomorrow!  The training, preparation, gear compiling, and my mindset have all been fine tuned and all there is left to do is GO! I can say I am already exhausted.  My mind has been spinning like a centrifuge.  I have been checking, ...