Gorilla trekking in Uganda isn’t easy, but it will leave you affected in a meaningful way.
When we decided to come to Japan for the cherry blossom season Dan had the idea to look into tickets for sumo wrestling. We discovered that a match was being held in Osaka and quickly looked into tickets. The ticketing process is quite involved. We ended up pre-ordering ours from a website called buysumotickets.com to have a chance at getting them. First you choose the date you’d like to go, then pay… Read More
We spent about four months wandering about the UK. London, Wales, Ireland, Scotland…we covered some ground. A common theme, whether it was looking out the window or driving up the single track road to our housesit in Wales, on the road causing a traffic jam driving up to Giant’s Causeway in Ireland or on the hills in just about any countryside, was sheep. Lots and lots of sheep. The sight of them,… Read More
We were thrilled when they called us 5 minutes later to offer us the housesit: 3 months in a beautiful home on the Big Island with animals and fruit trees and 2 cars to use.
In Northern Ireland, on the far northern shore, there is a beautiful coastline named The Giant’s Causeway. You can drive the coastal route, if you have some serious driving skills and the fortitude to play chicken on incredibly narrow winding roads with an insane speed “suggestion” of 60 mph, not knowing what sort of farm vehicle/equipment may be around the next blind turn. Luckily Dan has had quite a bit of practice… Read More
So there it was, the end of my epic hunt. Moby Dick and family even better than I had hoped for and a far better ending for me than poor old Ahab.
Around nightfall our host, with a mighty twinkle in his eye, asked Dan and I if we had ever had apple pie. Instinctively we knew he wasn’t talking about a delicious baked good, so we suspiciously and cautiously said we didn’t think so…
Big Sur in the summer is one long line of cars, all going to the same place, all gawking at the same things, all about to drive off a cliff into the ocean at any turn and it is still fantastic. Every high priced hotel room, yurt, cabin and camp site is full. You can barely park to go into any restaurant or gallery or hiking area. The overlooks have dangerous lines… Read More
Our friend Mark is a magician. Not just any magician, an official member at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
One of the more surprising things we did to get ready for our journey was to go spend 3 nights in Sioux Falls, The really practical reason was that we needed to change our state residency and South Dakota made it insanely easy to do so,