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“Who Rescued Who?”

Thursday, 29 August 2013 by

The day before Purl died, I had seen a magnet on a car in the shape of a paw with the words “Who Rescued Who?” It made me smile, as this is a phrase I’ve used often for my dogs. (For my fellow Grammar Nazis… it is “Who Rescued Whom,” right? But, alas, popular culture

It’s time for me to get into my new routine. Losing Purl took a lot out of me, I have to admit. When you are together constantly, it’s a huge loss (not that losing any pet isn’t a huge loss!). Jerome came to me quickly, I’m grateful, he’s a real champ and already fitting in

Today’s post was supposed to be about waking up for the first time in my new-to-me motorhome. Instead it is about waking up without my faithful companion by my side. I’m devastated. In the blink of an eye, I lost Purl yesterday. One moment, giggling with my friends and about to move “Ms Piggy” onto

Wind- The Untold Story, Until Now

Monday, 05 August 2013 by

Riding brings me many things: joy, a sense of freedom, the satisfaction of doing something a bit out of the ordinary. Riding across the country? Definitely not the norm! I consider myself to be a skilled rider and also take safety seriously. I’m not ever going to be the person in flip flops and no

You realize by now that I am not much of a planner, but I am a very determined person. As I set out from the East Coast, I didn’t even know what route I was going to take. But I knew California was the goal. At first, making it to the West Side (LA) Scooter

Claustrophobia I’ve been mulling this word, “Claustrophobia,” around in my head for quite a while now. When I made the choice to move into 466 sq ft and felt like I had “more” than when I lived in 2000+. When I stay in either of my family’s homes that are not overly large, yet make

Get off the highway

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 by

We zoom through this life so fast. Always in a rush. Speed limits being increased as our technology can handle roads more safely. [pb_slideshow group=”14″] “You ride that thing on the highway?” Probably a question- or rather, an incredulous statement- that I hear two to three times a day. Sometimes on the route I’ve chosen,

A Greater Range

Thursday, 18 July 2013 by

There are times when I can hardly even stand the beauty that has surrounded me. There is a feeling of expansiveness that can almost be painful. And yet I don’t mean this in a negative way at all. I consciously choose NYC as a home base- part for family, part for accessibility. But the limitations

The 2 lane highway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque was a delight full of natural beauty, art studios and some of the best coffee I’ve ever had (Cheers to Java Junction!)   Can’t wait to return and spend a few days in Madrid.

Plans to not Plan

Sunday, 14 July 2013 by

Irksome as it may be to those in my life, I have a penchant for letting things unfold as they may. Imagine going on a 3 week trip with someone who has used a stack of post-it notes to plan the itinerary. Now imagine, I’m the one that hides the post-it notes. There are downsides: