A Valentine's Story I was sprawled out on the paper thin bed mattress. Not in luxury, but in an effort to avoid any flesh from touching any other flesh in the afternoon heat and humidity that is Thailand. My four limbs spread to the four corners of the earth to maximize the surface area in… Continue reading An Elephant’s Smooch
“Pusa, whatcha doing there? Pusa?” She meowed back to me over her shoulder keeping one eye on the prize. I hoped she would lose interest in the prize behind the credenza so I could continue my relaxing afternoon. Cats are not known to be particularly considerate, this was no exception. I was deeply involved in… Continue reading All Things Slithery
It has been a while since we last updated you on our journey. The truth is we have been having so much fun exploring Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; a lot of Florida (especially the Everglades and Cedar Key); Big Canoe, Georgia (again); Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee taking and editing a zillion photos, there has… Continue reading We’re Back and More Excited Than Ever: Traveling After the Pandemic Lockdown
When we first set out on our On The Road Journey, our mission was to learn what it was like to actually live in other cultures, rather than just visit. We wanted to become travelers, not just tourists. We wanted to assimilate and absorb, not just exist and borrow. At the start, we could not… Continue reading Christmas on the Road, 2015-2020 John’s reflections
We love Texas. No one is more surprised than Bev and I that we would like Texas. We expected to not like it at all. With the exception of a couple of short business trips, we had spent very little time in Texas. Nevertheless, we had developed a strong negative opinion. Maybe because so many… Continue reading Thanksgiving Road Trip Through Texas
As you know, we have been volunteering at Hunkapi Farms since Covid-19 shut our travel plans down. Our interest in volunteering was primarily being around the horses. "Princess" courtesy of Hunkapi Farms Website Hunkapi Farms is a equine therapy center in Scottsdale, Arizona that helps individuals with emotional and psychological wellness through interaction with horses.… Continue reading Horse Grooming for the Fun of it
Volunteering at Hunkapi Farms, an equine therapy center, during Covid-19 has been a joy and a life-saver. While many of our friends stay stuck in their homes, away from any risk of contracting this dreaded pandemic, we get to go to do meaningful work with animals outdoors. At Hunkapi we work with the horses, practice… Continue reading Farm Fit and Fun With Fur Babies
Covid-19, for us it could be a lot worse. People all across America, heck, all over the world, have been stuck in their homes, hiding from the Coronavirus. The threat of getting sick or getting others sick can make it difficult to enjoy a life with any semblance of normalcy for months. We are aware… Continue reading Covid 19, Locked Down in Arizona
You all probably know by now that we love pretty much everything about food. Shopping for it, preparing it, and of course, eating it is one of our go-to pastimes. So, when our friend Donald, who lives with his wife Kate and adopted pup, Pee Wee, here in San Miguel de Allende, invited us to… Continue reading San Miguel de Allende – For The Love of Dogs, People, and Food
You may know by now that Bev and I love horses. Everything about them is majestic, to us. They are pretty big, huge in some cases, yet their eyes are usually gentle. They move with such grace while starting and stopping on a dime. We find everything about them beautiful. We are blessed to have… Continue reading A Visit With A Few Furry Four Legged Friends
From the very beginning of our traveling adventure, many of our friends and followers wondered “How is John about this?” Close friends thought, and some actually said, “he’ll be back in six months”. This public display of skepticism is my fault. On many occasions (more than I care to admit) you would hear me say… Continue reading Who Said John Wouldn’t Enjoy This Journey?
Yesterday was our 30 Anniversary. Why we have been telling everyone it was number 31 is anyone's guess. John keeps telling people that he knew his career in banking would be short-lived because he couldn't add. Oh, well, we think thirty pretty great. Hover your cursor over the image to read the caption. Anniversaries are… Continue reading 30 Years and Getting Stronger
Today we went on a walk with Pilot, Nancy and Angus, a beautiful black Labrador, owned by the son of our new friends, Andrew and Susan Meehan. Our dogs had never met Angus before. We were understandably a bit cautious as, our dogs, especially Nancy, can be a tad territorial at times. Not today! Everything was… Continue reading Todays Walk, Routine or Enchanted?
Our first trip to Ireland was full of excitement, anticipation, beauty, 40 shades of green and history. Oh, yes, and plenty of laughing. We asked friends for advice on how to best attack this storied land. Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Adare, Dingle, Killarney, and Cork received the most votes. So we decided to spend four days… Continue reading Ireland- How We Loved 40 Shades of Green, Bold Heather, Thick Fog, and lots of Rain.
Hello everyone. This is John and this is my take on our recent week-long experience at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It would not be an exaggeration to say that every person we know had their doubts about me attending this Elephant Sanctuary. To give it some perspective, this is an adult… Continue reading Elephants Score 20+ on a scale of 1-10
There are so many things to see, do, marvel at and about, and ponder in Ubud, Bali that it is difficult to know where to begin to write about the experience. A mentor used to advise me to "just begin, my friend, one word at a time!" Monkeys Here is what we know , or… Continue reading Monkeys & Luwaks: Two Joys of Ubud, Bali