Discovering America.... One winding road and small town at a time

Trail Magic

Trail Names,  Trail Crossings & Trail Magic Almost every hiker on the Appalachian Trail gives up their name identity and takes on a new trail name.   You won’t meet a Bob, David, Mary or...

The Accident

“It’s OK honey”, she reassured him.  “You are doing this with dignity.   You gave everything for them and it’s not wrong to ask for a little help back. ”  He slips on his hat,...

Magic Dust

It’s 11:00 Saturday morning and Tom and Mary load their three kids into the mini van.  The hatchback is filled with an overflowing cooler, lawn chairs, bathing suits, and countless toys that will soon be used...

Never, Ever, say Never

There was a time when I was absolutely convinced that I would never eat oysters. After all, everyone knows that they have a consistency of something you’d cough up when you have a bad cold....

Following the Flow

With our camper attached to the truck, we inch our little turtle shell to the gate of the campground where we’ve lived for the past month in the tip of Southern Florida.  The gate arm...

No Sharks in Shark Valley

Hear someone mention the Everglades and you, perhaps like myself, conjure up images of fast moving air-boats cutting through eerie black swamp waters and mosquito infested thick cypress forests. The early settlers drained the swamp and logged the fields and in...

My Mouth is a Festival

My nose feels like it is on a ride in Disney world.  I peddle my bike down a nice, flat, south Florida side street and suddenly I am slapped with the oh so welcoming...

2016 Travel Thoughts

Our only true plan for this year is to try and stay where the weather is the nicest, follow the seasons if we can, and be free and open enough to let the wind...

Losing your mate

Have you ever lost some thing precious to you? Something that you held dear,  and well, okay… you may have even loved a little. I’m not talking about a person, friend or family member...