Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lessons from the Road Part 6 – David and Goliath, a Boy and His Dog

Sometimes you have to be ready for the unexpected.  You can’t plan for it, but you don’t have to let it stop your adventures.  So there I was in my sister’s driveway packing up for second week of my travels … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Road Part 5 – Forts, Fiddles and Singing in the Rain

During my time with my sister and niece’s families, I had three unexpected surprises of joy.  Upon arriving in Nashville, my nephew, Austin, immediately began telling me about the fort he had built and how I needed to see it.  … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Road Part 4 – Family, Friends and Bacon Cheddar Grits

Over the river and through the woods…oh wait, wrong story. One of the things I looked forward to the most on my crazy road trip was driving across the Smoky Mountains from Raleigh-Durham, NC to Nashville, TN to spend some … Continue reading

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Nick Lake – Photographer, Adventurer

Today I am taking a break from the Lessons from the Road series to share my blog space with my nephew, Nick Lake. Why? Because he is brilliant. His work takes my breath away.  Every. Single. Time. Nick hikes, bikes, backpacks, kayaks, traverses, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Road Part 3 – Southern Roads

I drove a good many southern roads on my crazy trip from New Hampshire to Nashville; all over central and western North Carolina, a good bit of Tennessee and up through Kentucky. There were a few asphalt roads and some … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Road Part 2 – Wayside Chats

The main purpose of my crazy, 3450 mile road trip was to have substantive time with my sister and other far-away family members. Interspersed along the way were overnights or lunches or coffee with once-upon-a-time fellow adventurers, champions of my … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Road Part 1 – Embracing the Journey

It had been years since I loaded up a car, packed snacks for the road and headed off for more than just an overnight. It seemed the last ten years of my life had been consumed by the aging and … Continue reading

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