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Curiouser and curiouser! Alice  I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the … Continue reading

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SOMEONE had to leave sight of the Shore….

… to find out if the World was really flat… or NOT.  ;o)

 

“…She’s ridden a camel deep in the Sahara, then played a violin concert for 60 Berber kids there at 6, swam with dolphins in Portugal, ate reindeer meat in Sweden, swam with sharks in Bora Bora, gone to foreign local schools in Spain and Asia to immerse in the language, takes piano & violin lessons over skype via webcams with teachers on another continent, can find her way on any subway from NYC to Paris,London, Vienna etc & feels perfectly comfortable on sailboats, cargo ships, horses or any mode of transportation & Has enjoyed every mode of lodging from camping & couch surfing to luxury suites in the world’s best hotels…”  –  soultravelers3 

This excerpt was taken from a smartly written reader’s comment on a Lonely Planet article I read via a tweet today – such an adventure! And this is about the experiences of the couple’s 10 year old daughter!! She was only five when they began their adventures! How lovely. The entire article focused on the viability of long-term travel integrated with one’s career. Good read. The comment responses were equally engaging.

The daring courtship of marrying a philanthropic lifestyle of travel and career/academic pursuits (without being independently wealthy or financially underwritten) is a mind-blowing concept… to do it….?  We shall see. 😉 I suppose it’s time to start really sharing about what provoked this whole thing for me. The next several blog entries will focus on that. I am so terrifically inspired, educated and comforted by the writings of others who have gone before me – other bloggers, writers, film-makers… LIFE-livers… so thank you… to all who have taken the chance to follow their dreams…taken the plunge, the leap of faith, the road less travelled, the bull by the horns….

Go Go ahead and follow the yellow brick road or the white rabbit…. a little bit of faith and Three Little Birds are sayin’ Don’t Worry, ’bout a thing… cause every little things gonna be alright…

much love & respect going out to ya’ll tonite. Peace, L

Rabbit Holes (i.e. Road Trips) and Moonlight

 

 

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Here are some pics from our road trip to Redlands, Ca.  Gorgeous views, historical bridges, tasty jerky and the light of magnificent Moon to guide us home. Enjoy!

 

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We didn’t have time to go hiking here, but it would have been a stellar climb and I imagine the views would have been worth it.

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This is the Greenspot Road Bridge, built in 1912 –

 

 

                       

 

Even Mr. Bob got some fresh air and enjoyed the views…

GIVE A HOOT!!! DON’T POLLUTE!!!!  Seeing all this trash really pissed me off…. I called it in… if you live in the Hiland area, you should call it in too. It brought nastiness to an otherwise pristine environment. Shame on the loser who drove all the way out here to dump their nastiness and couldn’t bother to just FIND A DISPOSAL AREA. It’s NOT rocket science …. Grrrrrrrrrrr……(see below for all the PROPER places to bring your Trash in the San Bernardino area)

click below for Dump Site addresses and 411

 We picked up some juicy jerky from this family owned side shop called the Greenspot Market (sorry vegans… but at least it’s organic from locally farm-raised cattle) and some freshly bound sage to bless my friend’s grand-daughter’s room….

  

 I saw a larger-than-life colorfully painted statue of Paul Bunyan, whose name I used to confuse with one of my favorite authors, John Bunyan

 

               

FINALLY…. for those of you who got this far….  here are some views of the Moon that followed us home…. surreal. I think the ‘Man’ has his Ray-Bans on because he is so wonderfully bright… Epic.

 

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The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel’s wings
If one should earthward fare.
~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Morning”

Have a Blessed Easter.

Palm Springs BLOWS…

As in you couldn’t pay me to live there.

Maybe it’s because I didn’t get a chance to really explore the area… but I felt zero disappointment about it. I didn’t see anything exceptionally charming about the place that the rest of California doesn’t offer… minus the dirt and WIND.

I’m sure the views of the mountains were beautiful… if you could see them. I am not exaggerating when i say that our truck was sliding on the road and we were eating sand through the vents…

On a positive note, at least they are super progressive in harnessing the power of that wind… the Wind Farms are surreal. It’s like being on another planet. It was a ‘close encounters of the third kind’ moment… especially at night. I kept waiting for some monotonous melody to attempt communication.

Nope. Just more wind. But I AM a huge fan (pun intended) of what the city is contributing to our planet with this Sustainable Energy. GO Palm Springs!!

The Palm Canyon ‘strip’ was relatively quaint, again, nothing you can’t get oceans full of elsewhere in Cali, but quaint nonetheless…

 

…and i could swear I saw this guy hanging out in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill…. at least he seems to be having a zen moment… ❤

 

I’ve already gotten an earful about how I ‘didn’t give it a chance’ & how many “movie stars” love and live in Palm Springs… and the robust history of the place… and I am sure all the above is true; however, I will leave the privilege of sharing that 411 to another wanderlust blogger… I will take my time in the next post to share some things about Redlands, Ca. …. which is a quaint and adorable little town!