CFFC: Columns and Vertical Lines

Arizona State University aiming skyward: Totem pole in Sydney, BC: San Antonio  – look out below! (Photos in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Columns and Vertical Lines.) Advertisements

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Reflections on Tiny House Living

Four-hundred and fifty square feet has defined our living quarters for the past year.  Less space when we are on the road with the slides pulled in.  Front to back, the motor home is forty-one feet.  It is less than half of the size of our former home, which was a considerable downsize from the […]

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Reflections on a Travelling Life

It is easy to engage in surroundings when vacationing:  all travellers belong, having escaped (even if momentarily) their scripted lives. We project friendliness onto strangers – mothers meeting outside our day-to-day – have new things to discuss.  Dare to confess concerns, or approach the personal, and the shunning is immediate.  Only peripheral conversations are expected […]

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Home, For Now

The familiar barren landscape of highway 402 confirms that we are home.  It is clear that winter has lingered well past her time, and spring is only beginning to stretch her wings. We have just driven close to 1,000 miles to get here – partly to avoid the approaching storms, and partly pulled by the […]

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Home Is How Far?

“How would you sum up Nebraska?” Ric asks me as we’re pulling out of the West Omaha KOA site. “Windy!” “Exhaustion,” is his response. We had committed to staying an extra night because of the winds.  Yesterday an alert went out to advise drivers to stay off the roads.  A multi-vehicle crash on I-80 was […]

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Nebraska

Two goals are motivating us:  staying ahead of the worsening weather and getting home. Strong gales announce our arrival in Nebraska.  Ric is visibly worn out from trying to keep the rig on the road.  We consider abandoning our plans and pull into a Cabela’s, thinking that we will wait out the storm, but the […]

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Impressions of Wyoming

The sign at the first rest area we come to in Wyoming welcomes visitors and suggests that we might want to slow down and enjoy the views that lie ahead.  The landscape, it suggests, is much the same as it was in the time of early settlers – an untamed mecca for wildlife. Having never […]

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