If nothing else, travel opens your eyes to the colorful quilt that is humankind.
A Trip to California
There was one thing we did on the road that still surprises me. The white nurse in our van was sitting in the front passenger side and noticed a black hitchhiker. This was in the Midwest and it made me wonder how he ended up in an area where he could have been picked up and jailed as a vagrant. There was some argument about stopping the car for him (not a general vote, but not much support on the nay side). There were six of us, if I consider myself as a potential combatant (Natalie alone could have talked him to death), and that was also on mind. But we still wondered about what would happen for the rest of our trip.
I Love Las Vegas, but...
I Love Las Vegas, but… About 25 years ago, my Auntie had commented on the water quality in Las Vegas. She was sure the water was contaminated, with of all things, ‘Dead Bodies’, and so, she swore to never drink the water there because, obviously, it would not be safe to do so. She drew this conclusion, due to a pungent smell that came from the faucets, every now and then. I never forgot that she said that, and I wondered why the residents of Las Vegas would not hold the Water District accountable regarding any type of health hazard contamination. There was also, the time when my mother went to Vegas and complained about the smell coming from the bathroom area of a 5 star resort that she was staying at...Apparently, it was from the sewer lines, that are not maintained properly, and so, there was not anything the 5 star resort could do about it...
I Was a Fish Out of Water, and My Tank Was Dry
Main Course: Recipe for Realising You Really Do Need a Lung Transplant After All Ingredients 1 set of manky lungs, verging on respiratory failure
Lessons Over Chai
I’m being handed another cup of chai by a small man with a very large moustache. It’s my 8th one today, or at least I think so. I’ve lost count. I’m not sure I can drink another but it would be insulting to refuse. That’s something that stood out from the minute I landed in India- the generosity and compassion of people.
A Trip to California
I felt it when we crossed the border. That sounds ridiculous, but I did feel something when we crossed the Peace Bridge into New York. It may have been the heat or the thrill of being in a strange vehicle on a road trip to a place I did not know, but I remember a sensation of pressure in my head and on my body, like I was changing atmospheres. I know now that this was also a sensation of fear. What would the trip in this van, with at least four people I did not know, involve? Would we be safe in America (a concern that would be a real problem for me in California, as I will explain eventually)? Did they have the food I liked to eat, the TV shows I liked to watch? I only half understood my own feelings at the time.
An Ode to the Youth Hostel
I visited London last week for a 36-hour eating event. The toss your sack down on the bed, apply new antiperspirant, and go making the rounds following showing up sort of outing. I'm moving from Europe back to the United States in May and have been partaking in my last opportunity to get around this Continent without any problem. On this excursion, very much like on many outings before it, I booked myself into the least expensive lodging accessible: a young inn. What's more, I understood as I remained there checking in, sandwiched between the rec room, kitchen, latrines, heap of old manuals, and "front work area" that was simply an assortment of compressed wood poorly nailed together, that this may be my last inn stay.
BREAKING NEWS: The 'Pura Vida Lifestyle' is Only a Mindset! This is a Life Changer. .
Far, far away. . in another land that, at times, seems as if only a dream. . when one closes their eyes and feels deep in their soul the desire to experience what is so very special, Costa Rica comes to mind. . a land of enchantment. Many never arrive. . only in spirit and in make believe. .
When I First Received my Passport
I applied for my first US Passport book for international travel; nothing could have prepared me for what I'm about to tell you. When it comes to something I really want, I'm not the best person to have patiences. With the United States opening up for Passport application services on the day I went to apply I was nervous as it was. But my boyfriend I think is even more nervous than I. You see we are engaged and we want to marry at Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. I never thought it would take this long. It feels like an eternity to be waiting this long even longer for us to get this far in our lives.
Insanity is within our minds eye as we are dreaming a dream worthy of the sight of reality. We always think we are there. We think this is reality. Our mind plays tricks making us think it is real. We are in the spirals of an infinite matrix. The whirlpool of some sort of limbo. Doors that lead to nowhere. Doors that lead to somewhere. The myths and legends of the people of our multiple nations. The dreams of the greatest imaginations.
Tapping into feminine energy
Imagine making a priority to invest in your self-love and have compassion and perseverance to follow through with your plan.
Once Goodness is Given, it is Always Appreciated. .
Your Time Invested in Assisting Others in Need Will Come Back to You Tenfold! Paying it Forward is a Healthy Way to Make Sure that You are Worthy of What We are Offered and GIVEN Here in the Land of Plenty!
Sacramento, California Welcomed Us with Warm Weather
As mentioned in my last post, we left Idaho to get away from the snow and with each day of travel we shed a layer of clothing. Our final destination of this first leg of our adventure is Newport Beach, California to attend the Hoag Classic, a PGA Sr. Tour of Champions tournament. Stay tuned or information on this event.