The Rhythm of a Place

The Rhythm of a Place

Midwesterner politeness can drive people to curse.  I was on a trip in Cinque Terra, Italy trying to get a coffee during the morning rush.  I stepped to the side to let all the Italian speaking people who knew what they wanted go ahead, but in the process I broke...
Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

Servings: 2 dinner portions plus a lunchTotal time: 30 mins with canned tomatoes, 45 min with fresh tomatoes  Ingredients: Small (2-3 pounds) spaghetti squash cut in half and seeds removed, do not peel 0.5 pounds of your favorite sausage.  I like a mild Italian pork...
Airline Safety Speech

Airline Safety Speech

The quotation I’ve been pondering is the safety speech on airplanes.  I hadn’t heard this speech in a while and it started me thinking about how hard it is to gracefully take care of myself first before helping others.  I often say say yes to...
A Friend’s Farewell Gift

A Friend’s Farewell Gift

I’m sitting at my friends house laughing as stories get told and it strikes me what a gift she’s given those who made the trek for her memorial.  We ride with a ladies motorcycle club and she was a member for most of the 80+ years the club has existed.  One...
Slovenia Itinerary

Slovenia Itinerary

Overview Details by day Mileage chart Overall itinerary: Mon-Tue Sep 3&4 is overnight trip to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. Visit the park Monday afternoon when we arrive, and we decide if we also want to return in the morning to explore more Tue by lunch start driving...
Wet Camping – Day 6

Wet Camping – Day 6

Are you asking where are days 1-5?  Pfft, those were easy.  It has rained every day, which means laundry has never dried and the firewood is wet.  We met another motorcycle camping couple that had an awning set-up over their picnic table.  We’re...
Tips for a Spotless Kitchen

Tips for a Spotless Kitchen

What is it that makes sitting down to get something done so hard?!  I write down my intention: the goal, why I want it, and my plan to get there, next I find myself thinking about anything except the goal and the plan.  I find myself doing stuff that has...
Can you smell the lake?

Can you smell the lake?

Inertia – a tendency to remain unchanged Inertia makes it unnatural to get on the interstate and ramp up speed.  It also makes it hard to get off the interstate and slow down.  With thought and a plan, it makes a nice balance of making distance and...