7/11/2015 Portland, Oregon

We made it to Portland last night. It’s feels like years since Sacramento. Jill and I spent ten days apart at the same meditation camp. There was no speaking or interaction allowed between the men and the women or with anyone for that matter. I think I am still pondering what I got out of it. Jill wrote all about her experience.… Read the rest

Flagstaff, Arizona

We rolled into Flagstaff to a Taco Tuesday party at Martine’s house. We found Lucia and Penelope already there visiting for soccer camp. Exciting to see cousins and their kin after too long absent.

How do I recount so much we’ve done since Marathon, a montage, I think.
it rains in the desert when we are there. Big Bend is the only national park encompassing an entire mountain range.… Read the rest

11/22/2014, Lanquin, Guatemala

Greetings from Guatemala! Time is slowing down here. We are finding a routine. Jill is messing with Excel and cooking a little for us. I am bartending and attempting Spanish with the locals. A good topic with them is asking about Q’eqchi’, their Mayan language. They say phrases and repeat a spanish translation. It is a complicated way to communicate. Mah-Sah-Lock-Ch’ol means buenas dias or como estas, I’m not sure.… Read the rest

Denver Road Trip: The Long Way Home

This is part 3 of my spontaneous trip from Minneapolis to Denver and back. I headed out of Cheyenne traveling north until I left the interstate. I struck east for Northwest Nebraska. The day was enormous and blue and the road dipped and rose through it. I saw a sign coming at me, here I was on some state highway and a rest area pops up, my trip was so interstate heavy that one off the interstate was a new experience.… Read the rest

Denver Road Trip: Denver, Fort Collins, and Cheyenne

Earlier this year, I got a free week in between a job switch, and I made the most of it with a road trip.  Getting to Denver, chronicled here, involved a lot of driving and only a little sleeping. It was less than stellar.  I arrived in Denver and slept for three hours.

After my sanity inducing slumber, I walked to the Wynkoop Brewing Company and had a nice dinner and some beers with my wife.  … Read the rest