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An exciting (not!) night in the Denver airport

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on An exciting (not!) night in the Denver airport

An exciting (not!) night in the Denver airport

Actually, the exciting part was looking out the plane window and seeing a Southwest Airlines plane whiz by on fire. Yeup, that was enough t o shut down Laguardia airport for a while, making for about a four hour delay in departure. Since there are so few flights to Idaho Falls, I get the deluxe treatment in Denver–I get to sleep on the floor and catch the 11:00 am flight tomorrow. The cool thing is that there are two Spanish couples on the flight that do not speak any English and I get to pay back (or is it pay it forward) all the wonderful help I have received as a traveler over the years. They’re camped out next to me in the business cubicles. Now if only I could turn off the lights… Please follow and like...

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Leaving Connecticut

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on Leaving Connecticut

Leaving Connecticut

  When this post goes out I’ll be flying back to Idaho from Connecticut. For the moment I have two homes, I suppose, my beloved house in Connecticut and the home I have made in Idaho. Stay tuned for the next post…because after one week in Idaho I’ll me making my home somewhere else for a while… Please follow and like...

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All tidied up in Connecticut!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on All tidied up in Connecticut!

All tidied up in Connecticut!

Well, the house looks (and smells!) 100% better. Amazing how six weeks of elbow grease and good, old-fashioned hired labor can clean up a place! Bring on the new owners!   Please follow and like...

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Arrival in Connecticut

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on Arrival in Connecticut

Well, I’ve arrived in Connecticut and all is not as it should be. My tenants did a number on my house, and of course I want it back to perfect ASAP. I refuse to stay there because it smells so badly of dog urine it’s disgusting, so I am staying with friends. Most inconvenient. I’m working on getting it put back together as lovely as when I left it. The good news is that I am loving my new DR. It’s a great little commuter. I’m also loving my Klim ladies riding suit because it keeps me dry on the inside through this incredible wet weather.  I “commute” in it to the house. It’s really great to see all my friends, and reconnect with all the wonderful women I am close to here. OK, if I go silent for a while it’s because I have my hands full full FULL. Please follow and like...

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New Adventure, new Bike

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in USA | 1 comment

New Adventure, new Bike

Well, I’m off on a new adventure. It’s the tame sort, I suppose, given all that I’ve been fortunate to do and see in the past year. I’ve gone back in time a bit, and just picked up my (new to me) Suzuki DR350. This the same bike I traveled on in the summer of 2009.  Edward and I crossed America that summer–TWICE! (Ok, thrice to be precise.) We started from CT and rode the ‘Trans America Trail”–a series of dirt roads, farm roads, mountain tracks, and forest roads that enable one to travel from Coast to Coast ALL on dirt roads.  We arrived in Port Orford, Oregon, some 6 weeks later. Along the way someone mentioned the Continental Divide Ride (also known as the Great Divide Ride or the Continental Divide Trail for hikers) and, well, we’d both quit our jobs, had nowhere to be, so we thought that sounded like a pretty cool thing to do. So then we set out for northern Montana and followed the trail along the Continental Divide crossing America again, this time from North to South. A few weeks later we ended up in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. By then it was getting close to my time to leave for South America, so we headed on back East. Now after almost four months of hard use, and about 15,000 miles, that little DR350 was worn out. Somewhere on the way back home a mechanic mentioned to me that if I liked the 350, perhaps I’d get along with the Dr650, and voila’! I got it into my head, after heaps of research, that the DR650 was the best bike for my South America trip, and thereyago. I found a mint one to purchase, Twisted Throttle sponsored me, and I was off. That’s where this blog started, more as a means to keep in touch with family and save me the trouble of having to call my Mom every night 🙂 Now Ive rambled quite a bit in the past 4 years, and the blog has followed. So I guess I am back full circle, both in bike and in blogging. It will be interesting to see where this little bike takes me. If you are interested in an article I wrote on riding the Trans-America Trail, click here. If you are interested in an article I wrote on riding the Continental Divide Trail, click here. If you work for a company that publishes personal empowerment stories or read a magazine you’d think my adventure articles (on or off the bike) would be a good fit for, I’d love an introduction. That’s how I fund my travels. Please follow and like...

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Sitting in Another Airport…

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on Sitting in Another Airport…

Funny, it seems like most of my “free” time has been spent sitting in airports! (or at least going by my blog posts it seems that way) Yes, I made it home from the Azores. I had a whirlwind month of visiting my sister in Nebraska, writing a couple of articles, taking a trip to Overland Expo in Arizona and doing some remote camping This time I am sitting in the Denver airport waiting for a flight back East. I’m headed back to Connecticut to sell my house and my stuff and finally be free. These are exciting times. So. I have heaps and heaps of pictures to post. Edward and I went camping and hiking in the back country and I got some neat pics of slot canyons and waterfalls. I look forward to sharing them with you soon. Please follow and like...

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Trying to get off the Azores…

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on Trying to get off the Azores…

Stuck in Horta with the only flight cancelled…and SATA Airlines starts a strike tomorrow… I guess there are worse places to be stuck! Please follow and like...

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Off to the Azores today!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in USA | 2 comments

Off to the Azores today!

Going back to the Azores to lead a conservation expedition for Biosphere. http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/azores I’m looking forward to re-connecting with our scientist Lisa Steiner, and to watching out for whales! Please follow and like...

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A little who-hoo!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in India, USA | Comments Off on A little who-hoo!

A little who-hoo!

It’s always a thrill to see your words in print, and yesterday was no exception; only I had the added rush of seeing the magazine with my article in it on the bookshelves at our local bookseller (Hastings). So now one of my India articles is in print.     Please follow and like...

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Winter Wonderland in Idaho

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in USA | Comments Off on Winter Wonderland in Idaho

Winter Wonderland in Idaho

Well, snow days are among my favorite things. It’s a beautiful day in Idaho today!         Please follow and like...

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