I went on a snipe hunt…

Well, I may not have gotten as much nature as I wanted out of our January trip, but I got my fill last month on a bird watching trip with Mom in southeastern Oregon. If you find yourself considering your first birding trip, here are some of the finer points of this one, and then a…

Pelicans, Ría Lagartos and Borges

Returning from travel to a warm place with family over the holidays, I find this partial poem to be resonant. I hadn’t read much Borges before finding this in one of the books I read while on the trip, Eye of the Fish by Luis Francia. He who believes He’s left his home already has…

Enter the pelican

In desperation to warm up some tight muscles before a deep-tissue massage appointment, I headed out of the office for a brisk walk, last evening. About 10 minutes into it, I determined that it wasn’t working, or rather, I found a more attractive idea: go home, run a hot bath while fixing a quick dinner,…

Cheesy

I fully admit it: my primary goal for this last trip was to get a sandal tan. Nonetheless, we got that and lots more out of our 5-day trip to Petaluma, California. Including eating and toting home more cheese than we can possibly eat in the 2 weeks that it’s supposed to be eaten (according…

It’s a trip

Garuda-BahhHahhBahh-Asana. I think the best part of this whole trip to Bar Harbor, Maine was convincing Mom to take a photo of me doing eagle pose (Garudasana) on top of Cadillac Mountain. I think she thought I was crazy, but the smile was priceless. She and I had a good time together, chasing birds (and…

I’m finally on Alaska time…

… but I’m in St. Paul. Ah well. Two days ago I returned from a fantastic cruise in Alaska, which I enjoyed with my mom. We feasted more on the amazing natural scenery and bounteous knowledge of the naturalists on board, than we did on the food and drink that is often characteristic of Alaska…