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Tagged With: travel

Finding Me: The 1st Year

I wrote that the most important thing you find when you travel is yourself. (What I said literally was the real challenges are inside us; the journey simply exposes them.) I could write about the amazing changes in Fiona (as the 7th child, I know what to expect and she's exceeded it exponentially.) I could … Continue reading »

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Challenge: Routine

The challenge: maintaining a routine. Many wonder how it is possible to maintain a routine while traveling. There are especially concerns about some sort of routine for Fiona and her schooling. And of course our work. So what's our routine and how do we maintain it? We've always had a rather flexible routine in our … Continue reading »

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Caring for Pets: Dogs, Cats and Fish

Fiona got her first pet when she was about five. They were two small zebra fish that a friend of ours gave us. Of course when we decided to travel, taking the fish along wasn't an option. So I found a friend willing to take them. Fiona does miss them at times. And like any … Continue reading »

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Tinkertown: Ross Ward Did It All While You Watched TV

Last month as we were preparing to come to Albuquerque, I read the Boyink's blog post about their time here. (We got to meet the Boyink family in Arizona back in March.) They mentioned Tinkertown so I decided we had to check it out as well. It's close to where we're staying and the price … Continue reading »

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Six Months Ago Today We Left Home

It was six months ago today, September 30, 2010, that we left 'home'. We drove away from Roseville California to start living a nomadic lifestyle. What's it been like? Are we ready to settle down? How's Fiona doing? It's been good. Sure there have been some long days when we've been in the van all … Continue reading »

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Things to Do in Boulder and Longmont Colorado

We'll be house sitting for a couple in Longmont Colorado the week of April 5-12 2011. Our host sent us this list of things to do in the area. The items with an asterisk in front are things we definitely hope to do. We'll be going into Denver April 6 to visit Mrs. Parker's Kindergarten … Continue reading »

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Lessons From the Road #27 - Nomads Go

In preparation for tomorrow's early morning start from Sashe cramento to Phoenix we started packing what could be left overnight in the van. Before we were halfway through the adrenaline-induced travel itch kicked in and we were talking about leaving today.

We left.
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3-Week Itch

Writing music always pulls emotions up closer to the surface. Weather changes make me happy. Or sad. Depends on what changes and how. Listening to my older daughter's music is always emotional. But really, I think what I'm feeling today is the 3-week itch. We've noticed as we travel that when we land somewhere for … Continue reading »

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This Path (FAWM 2011 #02)

Sometimes I have chords and a melody but the words, the subject of the song, won't surface. I usually ask Sue to listen and tell me what she feels. I'm still surprised when, five seconds in, she turns and tells me exactly what I was thinking but couldn't put into words. One of the best … Continue reading »

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The Map (FAWM 2011 #01)

It's February, which means February Album Writing Month. During the next 27 days I'll be writing (and almost certainly recording) 14 brand new songs. (FAWM lasts 28 days, but we're traveling on the 28th.) I haven't been feeling well, so I certainly wasn't planning on staying up 'til the official kickoff at midnight. Sue, on … Continue reading »

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