Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Middle

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Tuning out the voices was easier than I ever imagined it to be.  I decided…

Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

Morphine Rambles

Let me take you back to something that I wrote while laying in the hospital bed waiting for my gallbladder to be removed.  I was connected to a Morphine drip in order to dull the pain and news that the  doctors were unsure if I could make it to surgery in time before my gallbladder…

Flowered Ink

I am left with a blank as to what I wanted to write to you about.  In a sleep state I woke glimpsing a blurry idea to fill your minds with in the morning, but for hours as I sipped my coffee I struggled with the search of this idea.  Haven’t yet to find it I have…

A Love Story

Today is my anniversary.  Eight years of marriage marked by a single day.  If we were to look beyond marriage we hit the ten year mark this month as well.  Who would have thought that someone like myself who never planned to be married until the age of 30 would be celebrating eight years of marriage…

Trial Trail

On Thursday we successfully completed our first trial trail!  We loaded up our packs, hit up the grocery store on the way out for some beef jerky and trail mix, and drove off to a local state park that offered a few trails ranging between 2 to 6 miles.  When we first arrived at the…

Camp Swinging

Good afternoon!!  I am going to start recording our newer hiking and camping experiences as we venture and branch out with trying  more intense camping with the girls. Today is shaping up to be a cloudy, humid day that awaits for bursts of rain to drain from the clouds.   Since we are stuck inside…

Running Waters

Hello!! It has been a bit of time, but I have been quite busy, plus a little avoidance of actually sitting down at my computer.  My internet has been all over the place for some odd reason.  I have yet to determine fully if it is the browser I am using or if something else…