Mid April to Early May, 2018 As my sister and i travel ( she hikes, i support and hike some) north on the Appalachian Trail thru Georgia, toward North Carolina, the weather turns cold with two April winter storms passing through, bringing ice and then snow to the mountains. We freeze, some nights together and […]Read more "The Appalachian trail from N. Georgia into the Nantahala"
March 24-April 2, 2018 Finally, the central core of this cross-country trip has come — to drive with my spirit-sister Mamaluna to north Georgia so she can begin a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. On a stormy night from coastal Virginia heading southwest, we set out on a new journey, where all parts are exciting […]Read more "The Appalachian trail from Amicalola falls, and North Georgia memories"
March 17-20, 2018 I pick up my car from the mechanic in Berryville, Arkansas and drive toward Memphis, hardly stopping at all in between. There are pretty, rolling hills of farmland and a few towns in this part of the Ozarks, but no places as interesting as Eureka Springs. There were hopes to find crystals […]Read more "Another cross country drive 3 – the river at Memphis and on to Appalachia"
March 14-17, 2018 From a cold blustery sunrise at Amarillo travel center and the cycle of truck stops to the forested hills of the Ozarks, i try to make it across the midsection of the land in one day. Friends in Arkansas have invited me to visit and stay, and if i get there tonight […]Read more "Another cross country drive 2 – Oklahoma into Eureka Springs Arkansas"
March 12-14, 2018 It is my first time driving back across the usa since 2011 and i am anxious about it in ways i never expected. Committed to supporting my spirit sister in her quest to thru hike the Appalachian trail, i leave the warm comfort of Tucson for the cool eastern woodlands with no […]Read more "Another cross country drive 1 – Tucson to New Mexico"
Estuaries and wetlands of Virginia Beach, in summer, fall, and winter Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, on the inland side of Sandbridge island (Atlantic coast) The refuge is known as a habitat for east coast migratory birds, and on a cold January visit to the barrier island section, there are several photographers out along the […]Read more "Marsh Music – Back Bays"
Travel dates: April 24-5, 2017 Thanks to TAP Portugal airline, i have an overnight layover in Lisbon and can enjoy a bit of this awesome city on the way back to the USA. The plane from Barcelona arrives around sunset. From the airport it’s two trains on the metro to station Mãrques de Pombal and […]Read more "Lisboa in 1 day (not enough!)"