Although you can find these videos on the WesternHemisphereProject.com website and on YouTube, I thought I would add them to this blog as a way to document our experience (and honestly I thought I had already posted them). It was a joy to put these together and I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for … More Western Hemisphere Project Videos
Riding through the Redwoods was spectacular. We pedaled through massive trees in old growth forests and saw many animals, including this impressive buck. It was extremely windy leaving Arcata, pushing us 35 miles to Ferndale. The tiny historic town is the perfect entry into the lost coast. Fitzroy had an ear infection so we stayed another … More The Lost Coast
When we first purchased our Westfalia Vanagon, ValhallaFalcon, we knew we would spend many days adventuring in her, but we had no idea to what extent. After searching for months and almost giving up, we saw a new post on the Samba, a beautiful van in our price range. A few days later Alvin flew … More ValhallaFalcon’s Big Adventure
Thankful to be on the road again and eager to see Alvin and tell him of my good luck in Whitehorse, I drove most of the way down the Cassiar. Even though we had no communication about his location, I had a feeling where he might be. Just before the intersection for Stewart, I passed … More Island Adventures
On a Wednesday morning about eight years ago, before going to work at Morgan’s Canoe & Outdoor Adventures in Indiana, I went to White’s Sale Barn. There I saw two little farm girls with half a dozen of the cutest free puppies. I took one of the precious hounds into my arms and rubbed my … More My Sweet Shelton
Eight months ago, we set out on an adventure in “Valhalla Falcon” to follow our dreams and live a life of purpose. My expectations were no match for the realities of life on the road. Expensive and time consuming vehicle repairs, border crossings, rainy weather conditions leading to mold growth, poor communication, and disorganization continue … More How has WWOOF impacted my life?
My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was seven. She was in her mid-thirties and there were some speculations made about chemicals from the cornfield behind our house. My mother and father were very close with nature and took my sister and me canoeing and hiking throughout Indiana and beyond when we were … More My Climate Story
Reflecting on our two months in Arizona, I feel thankful for the time spent with old friends and family. I greatly appreciate everything that Gary and Laura did(do) for us and I hope that it was also helpful for them to have us stay for so long. We enjoyed many desert walks/runs, rock painting, large … More Reconnecting with friends and nature