Petroglyph Pursuit

Petroglyph Pursuit “If we find a petroglyph matching one of these trail markers, we’ll know where we are,”  I said, pulling a crumpled map out of my pocket. “Good luck!”, Greg laughed staring at a tumble of basalt boulders filled with carved handprints, symbols, and animals. “What are we looking for?” I showed him the … More Petroglyph Pursuit

A Fork in Our Road

“Big Brown Betty to Raptor One.” Silence. “Big Brown Betty to Raptor One.” No answer. I didn’t really expect a response. After traveling 65 days, 4,500 RV miles and countless car miles together, Greg and I sadly bid farewell to my sister, Sharon, and brother-in-law, Mike. Clicking the radio once more for nostalgia’s sake, I stowed it away … More A Fork in Our Road

A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth Are we as different as the stars and stripes on our country’s flag? As divided as the oceans that define our land? I surveyed my fellow concert attendees donned in red and blue rain ponchos. “Are they wearing their party’s colors?”, I whispered to Greg. “Well, if they are, one of us is wearing … More A Capitol Fourth

Going Home

Going Home Cool air breezed across my pillow as I stared into the forested darkness. A light flickered. Then another. “Eyes in the trees,” my young cousin called them. Fireflies sparkled like twinkling lights on a Christmas tree, a storybook ending to an unanticipated experience on our cross country trip. A simple phone call changed our … More Going Home

100th-Running of the Indianapolis 500

“Lady and Gentlemen Start Your Engines!”  The announcement echoed through the stadium sending a shiver down my spine despite the sun’s heat. Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the stands at the 2016 Indy 500 was definitely worth our five-day, 2,000+ mile RV trip (See our travelogue below). The 100th-running of the Indianapolis 500 felt like an epic celebration of time-honored traditions. The … More 100th-Running of the Indianapolis 500