Big Island

New beginnings are difficult. It’s never easy walking in the opposite direction of the way you came. The same question runs over in my mind time and time again. How do I keep going?  The Big Island of Hawaii was in essence the start of my journey in a new direction. Even given my mixed feelings at the…Continue Reading “Is it summer yet? – The Big Island of Hawaii”

Huayna Picchu

It was an early start as we walked down the narrow streets to the bus stop. There were no cars in Aguas Calientes aside from the buses that zipped up and down the single street leading to the switchbacks to Machu Picchu. Bouncing down the road, surrounded by tourists of all nationalities, images raced through my head….Continue Reading “Machu Picchu – The Lost City”

Alliance, Nebraska

It was the last real day of our roadtrip before driving through Utah and returning home. As we drove across Nebraska towards Cheyenne, WY,  there were only a few stops left on our itinerary.  We barreled across the state as storm clouds rolled in around us. We stopped off to grab McDonald’s while quickly checking the weather…Continue Reading “To Chicago & Back in Eight Days – Homeward Bound”

Badlands

Back on the road again, on the third day of our trip to Chicago and back, we had another long stretch to go. South Dakota and Minnesota lay out ahead before reaching La Crosse, Wisconsin that night. Starting the day off in a fake dinosaur park, it could only get better from there as the sun…Continue Reading “To Chicago & Back in Eight Days – South Dakota to Wisconsin”