2021 Maine – Autumn on the Atlantic (Part 1)

The brutal heat of the Missouri summer is finally winding down, replaced with cooler nights, earlier sunsets, and yellowing leaves! My pumpkin and cider candles have already been lit as David and I prepare for our favorite season! Autumn seems to be arriving a bit sooner than usual this year, and that only adds fuel to our excitement for our next big adventure…a road trip to the northeast coast! (Which, ironically, was first mentioned while we...

2021 Southwest – Of Canyons and Cacti! (Part 2)

February 12th - From Bearizona to Sedona We were on the road early the next day. For the first time, we were eager to get back to an actual city with chain restaurants and (hopefully) cheaper accommodations. We took a pit stop at Grand Canyon Junction for gas and made a note to one day revisit the attractions across the street. One appeared to be a sanctuary for birds of prey called Raptor Ranch, and the other was a Flinstone-themed recreation...

2021 Southwest – Of Canyons and Cacti! (Part 1)

It is very difficult to live a life of normalcy when your soul is made for adventure. Now that David and I had had a taste of the open road, we craved it more than ever. So, a mere five months after returning from Colorado, we were preparing for our next exploit! We had first discussed the idea of the Southwest while we were in the mountains, spurred by the beautiful plateaus and rock formations we saw in the flatlands. I also discovered that...

2020 Colorado – The Misty Mountains Are Calling…

David has always been a dreamer, and those dreams oftentimes included sweeping mountain ranges…or at least what he imagined them to look like. He had never seen them in real life. As our determination to see more of the world grew, he took the initiative and decided to book a week-long trip, the first trip planned by himself. I, as his best friend at the time, was the first invited. I had seen mountains before, but they were a distant memory....

One Life to Live – How Our Story Began

“The highway is my home This heart belongs out on the open road. Don’t matter where we go, One life to live, we’ve got to take The chance that we still have to make it…” National Park Radio, “The Road Ahead”       In my heart, I am a writer. I am the melancholic dreamer that sees a poem in the way a leaf falls. I see a story in the eyes of the stranger I hold the door open for. Every abandoned highway is a song that...