We are meant to be explorers, navigators, problem solvers, and physical movement is a necessary component of a healthy, vibrant life. If you want to feel the force of life flowing through you, if you want to feel strength and vitality permeating your cells and nerve endings, then get out there! Pictures and life on the screen are only a snapshot of a world you could see, touch, hear, and feel.



Much has changed since my last post.

For starters, I have moved cross country – from the great lakes of Michigan all the way to the shining sea in sunny San Diego. Twenty-four hundred miles is a long way, and driving alone has it’s ups and downs – and, no, I’m not just talking about the hills of Iowa, or the evergreen mountains of Colorado, but they were a beautiful part of the journey. Read more…

Chicago Skyline from the Shedd Aquarium
Chicago Skyline from the Shedd Aquarium

What a city…

We could have easily spent five days in Chicago, and that probably would have saved our feet. Even though this trip came on quickly, and we didn’t get to spend but about 48 hours in this awesome place, it was a wonderful adventure. It has also given Nicole and I some confidence for our next adventure – The Carolinas, Smokey Mountains and Nashville.

If you have never been to Chicago, GO! Changing environments are good for you. Get out of your normal routine. Save a few bucks, plan a trip – ANYWHERE!  How many times have you re-watched that episode of How I Met Your Mother? If you do go to a big city, check to see if they have offer a CityPASS, as it will save you money, but, more importantly, time. We only used three of the five attraction passes and we still saved money.

Wherever you go for your adventures, take your time. Plan, and look at the menu before you sit down. Walk, and talk to people. Enjoying conversation with strangers is something I would like to get better at. Most importantly, keep your eyes open, because you never know what’s around the corner.

Keep your eyes open, because you never know what's around the corner.
Keep your eyes open, because you never know what’s around the corner.



To view the pictures and read about our adventure CLICK HERE!       >>>>>>>>