Open the Gate

This last road trip was a very different experience for me. I feel like there are still a lot of cobwebs and extra baggage that need some shaking off (both emotionally and physically).

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October 19, 2016

Goodnight Sun, Goodnight Moon

It’s time to get out on the road again. Time to visit with friends and begin to heal. Today I dusted off my favorite 2012 Road Atlas. It was the one I used to plan the last big road trip that ended up lasting three months. It was the trip that inspired this blog.

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September 16, 2016

Messages From the Other Side

Quite a while ago I got laser eye surgery. For almost a year afterwards (and still a few random times here and there to this day), I would get ready for bed and go to remove my contacts. This is the best way to describe the subtle ways I have been adapting to the last few weeks.

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September 12, 2016

Desert Rat

I have taken a bit of time away from the road to be a mom. A rat mom specifically. In the past four years I’ve had the privilege of adopting and caring for seven beautiful little rats.

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July 15, 2016

One Red Flower

The ancients called the desert the place of divine revelation. But for women, there is much more to it than that.

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June 5, 2013


Sometimes roadtrips can be more than you ever expected. Sometimes they can feel like you’ve lived an eternity in only a couple weeks. Sometimes they can open doors to places you never imagined and imprint you with experiences that fundamentally change who you are forever.

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May 19, 2013

Take The Long Way Home – Part Five

Yellowstone National Park was an interesting place – beautiful no doubt, but there was just something a bit ‘off’ feeling about it for me. The whole time I was in or near the park I felt really uncomfortable. I guess the still burning forest fire welcome into the east entrance was a bit off putting, but I couldn’t quite shake it…

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December 10, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part Four

On our way back west after visiting family in Ontario, Paul and I stopped in Grand Rapids to see a friend. We found Stella’s, a really sweet vegan friendly restaurant to meet up! When I saw the whiskey menu I was in heaven. Obviously I ordered the moonshine sold in mason jars…

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December 4, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part Three

Moab is beautiful and therefore very busy so plan well, and plan ahead. You’ll be rewarded with some of the most incredible rock formations on the planet…

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November 27, 2012

Take The Long Way Home – Part Two

Drive-Thru Tree – This fallen Redwood was made into ‘Drive-Thru Tree’ in Myer Flat CA and is part of Avenue Of The Giants scenic highway, a 40 mile drive that parallels US 101. Yep, pretty tight fit…

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November 21, 2012
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