Three years ago, twin brothers, Davy and Daryl Vogel, took off with their parents from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on a quest to travel all the way to the southern tip of South America. By bicycle. They were ten years old when they left their life behind in Boise, Idaho and started their adventure.
On March 21st, after [...]
Last week, when I was writing the post about how I used to fly airplanes, I wanted to include some photos of a prop plane landing at Boeing Field so I drove to the north end of Runway 13R and, seriously, the first plane coming in to land was a twin prop, but I missed it because I was trying to social network [...]
When I was twenty, I headed to Europe with a backpack and my best friend in search of adventure. I enjoyed the museums immensely (really, I did) but after a couple of months spent admiring masterpieces of famous artists, even the Mona Lisa lost her appeal. My mind wandered as we strolled past yet another Vermeer or [...]
Taking a paid, guided horseback ride in the northern mountains of Nicaragua is nothing like a guided horseback ride in the United States. For one, I can’t imagine an American operation thinking it a good idea for an inexperienced six year old to ride and control his own horse for six hours.
But the confidence of Jamie, our Nica guide, assured me. Or [...]
Often, when I talk about my and Brian’s experience operating the resort, I say it was an emotional rollercoaster. And I say it with a twinge of affection.
So when the fair came to town last month and I found myself sort of dreading it, I started to wonder, did I really have a fondness for emotional rollercoasters but not [...]
“We bought tickets to Hawaii two days ago. We got a great deal, Brian can take time off work, the kids are elated, our dog sitter is available. I feel like I sold my soul.”
That’s what I submitted to a 3-Sentence Confession writing contest hosted by David Miller, senior editor of Matador Network.
The back [...]
While I can’t yet offer a publication date for A Dream Made Truth, I have something for you to read in the meantime.
It stole the time I reserve for writing, I couldn’t put it down. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but I don’t regret it.
Does sex, drugs, violence, and [...]
After seeing my last post, Brian said matter-of-factly, ”That’s not a great picture of you. You look kind of weird.” I took a second look and, yeah, I think I need to say something about it.
That picture shows what happens when you go from living in a house in the city, your main job being taking care of kids [...]
There’s something about placing toilets and showers outdoors, without walls around them, in guest accommodations, that’s, well…..unusual.
We stayed at both, The Lookout
and Pillow Dreams
before we moved into The Treehouse (thanks Charles and Sharon for boating in that lovely cast iron tub and hauling it up the steep hill–that [...]
Christmas Winds. Sounds sort of lovely, doesn’t it.
But the month-long period of Christmas Winds was anything but lovely for a couple of novice dinghy operators. Mostly it meant hairy beach landings in big waves, except for one dark and stormy night on the sea when the dinghy suddenly flipped over—with our whole family in [...]
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