Journey 8.0 Begins

October 22 – October 30, 2018. This fall we begin Journey 8.0, our eighth year (!!) of wandering and our third year traveling in Ballena Blanca. Just like our sailing years, each season as we have traveled across North America we have pushed our wandering further into unknown (to us) territory and have tried to …read more

Big Bend

January 24 – January 28. Journey to Tucson, Second Leg. On our drive from New Orleans to Tucson we chatted with our friend Deanna to see if she was ready to “receive” us. We were welcome, of course, but she was juggling some priorities, and it would be better if we waited a few days …read more

Wind

As sailors, Duwan and I love the wind, in moderation, preferably on our beam. And as long as we’re not anchored somewhere rough, we enjoy hearing our wind generator produce power for us. So, while at Tucumcari we poked our heads into the Mesalands Community College, which boasts of having the tallest classroom in the …read more

Get Your Kitsch on Route 66

January 2, 2017. Way back when, when I first graduated from college in St. Louis I used to work as a hostess in a restaurant with a piano bar. One of the songs I heard almost nightly that has forever permeated the jukebox of my mind went like this… “Get your kicks on route 66…” …read more

Making Connections in the Middle of Texas

December 29 – December 31. One thing land travel has afforded us that traveling on water hasn’t is the ability to visit old friends. From New Orleans we next traveled through Texas. I have a handful of Facebook friends from my teens and 20s that live in Texas, so I made a little status of …read more

Missions of San Antonio

December 28. I’ve been to sites where the Incas and Mayans were conquered by Spaniards establishing a New Spain. I remember reading about killing, enslavement, and forced labor in mines. I was surprised to learn that the Coahuiltecan people of southern Texas had a completely different experience. Maybe it was because there was no gold …read more