ACROPHOBIA & MOUNT SNEFFLES

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“O the mind, mind has mountains.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins We rested on the summit admiring in awe the vast map-like views lying around us. The light from the top illuminated everything below. Mount Sneffles is covered with crumbling peaks and crags, a sea of rocks and boulders surround its …

A RIVER RUNS TROUGH IT

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  Dustin and I followed the wicked whitewater of the Arkansas River and watched it rage through the quaint towns of the Arkansas River Valley, carving granite canyons from Leadville to Cañon City. Along its banks lie once thriving agricultural towns and railroad centers for mining in the 1800’s. You …

THE JOY OF UNCERTAINTY

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Here we are, sitting in the van at Assateague Island National Seashore, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, wishing we could play in the surf. We’ve been making our way northeast and have been plagued by rain since we left New Orleans. By all means, we love the rain, but …

MAY THE ROCKS BE WITH YOU

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TRIALS OF THE TRAIL “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found …

HERE’S IRIE

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Our Home on Wheels Noami and I looked at numerous vans, traveling as far as Denver to test drive, and we looked at hundreds more online, speaking to owners all over the country. Most vans we found were located on the west coast; California, Oregon, Washington, where the cost of …