(a dream is a bearer of messages to man.)"
For thousands of miles we watched those wiggling hips of our beloved dashboard Hula Girl, who we fondly named Nainoa, which means navigator. She was gifted to us by Imke's "bruddah and sistah-in-law", Eric and Brenda who live in her beloved Hawaii. That "shak'n it" view brought us so much joy...for the more those little hips wiggled, the more adventures were being had. And Nainoa was such a perfect traveler...no fixed plans and no intent on arriving at any particular spot. We shared many of those awesome waypoints with our readers and now we want to share a sampling of those asphalt and gravel patches that Nainoa autographed during our many travels.
way to La Grande, OR to pick up the Fox.
for just a few more miles further on
we join Hwy. 395...one of our most favorite corridors!
that's an oxymoron, 'cause the word favorite
would most often be followed by something other than "city."
We saw a few bumper stickers along the way that said:
a speeding, logging truck is not coming the other way!
We had a fun hike in in the swirling clouds with Dick and Melinda
and were lucky to see a rare, endemic yellow-bellied Marmot.
what turned out to be the busiest weekend on the Long Beach Peninsula...
"hot rods lined up to the end of the world"
bumper to bumper for hours as we crossed the bridge!
footprints sketched on these sandy beaches for miles and miles!
And they do.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, CA en route to another
USFS campground along the Smith River.
Imkelina's mom and dad's place
in the Alexander Valley wine country...btw a 5-Star park.
Rockhouse Canyon Road in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Our adventures are not just about the beautiful places and the stunning views...but also about the individuals we meet and connect with....our fellow explorers, our tribe members. Our "neighborhood" is expanding. Being out on the road leads to serendipitous encounters, spontaneous gatherings and quite often, long-lasting and enriched friendships. But ultimately, through our travels we become more connected to the reality that everyone is a traveler...on a journey of living life to the fullest, every minute and every day on this beautiful blue dot speeding through the universe. Gotta make it count!!
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou and Hele On!