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Don’t Blink 

“Don’t blink, it goes by in a heartbeat.”   I often use this phrase when speaking with parents of young children.  The time we get to spend with children as they grow and begin seeing the world in new and different ways is one of the greatest joys of being a parent.


Sometimes, we get to see the inner child even when they’re older – like when they choose a stuffed...

Reliving Moments and Making Memories  

Spend 10 days in the car, traveling 6K miles, with someone you love completely, and you’re bound to have some great conversations… and also some agitated times.


Reliving Moments – back when Meg and I were traveling to tennis tournaments, there was a time when the conversation turned to a very female topic and I said “I’m not sure I want to talk about this”.   My...

Memories and Snapshots  

The Journey is full of memories – events, experiences, people, the list is endless.  We often memorialize these memories with a snapshot.  Snapshots cause memories to come flooding back as if it was yesterday. 

Our return to Colorado Springs has brought back many memories.  One of the special ones is of my dog Chibby being carried up The Incline and then running the 4 miles back down.  He...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

The quote is attributed to many – pursued by many – and a lot of what The Journey is about.

The day started rested and refreshed – thank you David and Cheryl – the mattress, hot shower, conversation, and hospitality were GREATLY APPRECIATED.  And, the t-shirts made our North Dakota and...

Red sky’s at night – Diver’s Delight!

What 12K mile road trip would be complete without a few dives!

While getting fitted for a Madiera wreck dive in Lake Superior, we heard the rumble of thunder.  The storm location and hour drive north of Duluth, MN provided a beautiful day and dive.  Vis a bit low due to recent rains, but, extremely enjoyable and we were also able to make some new inquisitive friends –...

The night provided a bit of adventure, the morning was comprised of a beautiful walk (Rick) / run (Meg) around Brandywine Falls, and the day was full of asphalt.

Adventure:  As we were settled in for a good night’s sleep, a bright light alerted us that something was amiss.  Park Rangers directed us to park in an RV lot across from the park entrance (Cuyahoga Valley National Park is nestled into a somewhat...

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