It’s 6 September 2022, the day before our planned summit of Mt. Katahdin, and finish of our 2022 through hike. 2200+ miles of hiking and learning. We are HERE!! I am currently waiting for Jake to arrive/hike in to the Katahdin stream campsite. We are in Lean to number 8, right next to the stream.Continue reading “Appalachian Trail 2022 Through Hike: The Final Countdown!”
Exiting the ship in Gijon (pronounced Hee-hawn), there was a local dance troupe and band playing traditional local music. It was amazing to be greeted and welcomed with smiling locals who are happy to have us here! The local military police administered a temperature test and a squirt of hand sanitizer before our walk toContinue reading “Gijon, Spain And Aviles Tapas/Cider Tour”
It’s fun to relive past hiking and camping experiences with the perspective of today!
It’s been a little over a year (28 September 2021) and this dinner is still on my mind. This was a special wine pairing dinner curated by Oceania and it was absolutely fabulous! Other than a late start time, we left the boat at 7PM, the overall experience was wonderful. For this winemaker, they primarilyContinue reading “Chateau Kirwan Vineyard and Dinner with Wine Pairing”
Last year (October 2021) we took an epic family adventure to Europe. Have you heard of Santiago, Spain? It was one of the stops along our Oceania cruise. Xulio (Shu-lee-o) was our tour guide. The locals speak Castilian Spanish and Galletian (mix of Spanish and Portuguese). The most common trees in this area are oakContinue reading “Travel to Santiago de Compostela, Spain”
Flittering and floating, From flower to shoulder, To the top of my head. As if to tell me, Sometimes we float away from love, And sometimes love floats back to us. I’m struck by her beauty, And a little sad when she leaves. Float back! I silently scream. Come back to me, My shoulder beckonsContinue reading “Dragonfly”
captured a picture of this beautiful Monarch butterfly as I was hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut.
Dessert is like the cuddle after love-making…
Appalachian Trail Mile, 1947.1 8/23/2022 Whack! Another branch, wails the back of my leg. I whisper under my breath, Thank you Mistress, may I have another? I stumble, slip, and fall…again. The thick mud, made of some sort of clay and A stink I have never smelled before, clings to my ass And the backContinue reading “Sweet Submission”
1800 Appalachian Trail miles completed. A poem about leaving it all behind.