Don’t be a Stranger in Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger was an unexpected surprise!

The home of Scandinavia’s largest food festival (you KNOW we took full advantage of that!), the best-kept wooden houses in all of Northern Europe (so uberquaint), an obsession with pony rides, and the birthplace of a modern technology – all make for…CONTINUE READING >>

Stavanger was an unexpected surprise!

The home of Scandinavia’s largest food festival (you KNOW we took full advantage of that!), the best-kept wooden houses in all of Northern Europe (so uberquaint), an obsession with pony rides, and the birthplace of a modern technology – all make for…CONTINUE READING >>

Delivering Supplies to a Little School in the Jungle

We will carry this in our hearts forever…

The Anita School was built specifically for the children of immigrant workers on one of the sprawling palm plantations in the Quepos area of Costa Rica.

Driving several miles down a dusty dirt road through the dense rows of palms, we reached a one-room schoolhouse… CONTINUE READING >>

We will carry this in our hearts forever…

The Anita School was built specifically for the children of immigrant workers on one of the sprawling palm plantations in the Quepos area of Costa Rica.

Driving several miles down a dusty dirt road through the dense rows of palms, we reached a one-room schoolhouse… CONTINUE READING >>

A Town Standing on Stilts

There is something about driving to the very tip of a place, the end of the line, land’s end, that we can’t resist. It’s kind of like climbing a mountain for us, we do it because it’s there. In Louisiana that point where State Highway 1 hits the water is Grand Isle.

Building a road across this expanse of wetland took extensive… CONTINUE READING >>

There is something about driving to the very tip of a place, the end of the line, land’s end, that we can’t resist. It’s kind of like climbing a mountain for us, we do it because it’s there. In Louisiana that point where State Highway 1 hits the water is Grand Isle.

Building a road across this expanse of wetland took extensive… CONTINUE READING >>

Playing a Round of Gulf

The Gulf Coast has taken more than its share of beatings, Katrina was no doubt one of the worst. We were intimately acquainted with the destruction she caused in New Orleans from our daughter’s, 23, ill-fated attempt to attend Tulane University. But the worst of the storm’s fury was felt on Mississippi’s shores.

The damage was still evident as we drove along the coast toward Biloxi. Massive broken pilings that…CONTINUE READING >>

The Gulf Coast has taken more than its share of beatings, Katrina was no doubt one of the worst. We were intimately acquainted with the destruction she caused in New Orleans from our daughter’s, 23, ill-fated attempt to attend Tulane University. But the worst of the storm’s fury was felt on Mississippi’s shores.

The damage was still evident as we drove along the coast toward Biloxi. Massive broken pilings that…CONTINUE READING >>

Let Us Run This Bayou

In Louisiana, the area south of I-10 and west of New Orleans is a “whole ‘nudder t’ing.” Over the years we’ve made periodic pilgrimages and would be hard-pressed to come up with a part of this great country that we are more fond of. Through hardship and isolation, a society singular to this region has developed with its own food, music and unique language. We love spending time in amongst it all

The main factor in the… CONTINUE READING >>

In Louisiana, the area south of I-10 and west of New Orleans is a “whole ‘nudder t’ing.” Over the years we’ve made periodic pilgrimages and would be hard-pressed to come up with a part of this great country that we are more fond of. Through hardship and isolation, a society singular to this region has developed with its own food, music and unique language. We love spending time in amongst it all

The main factor in the… CONTINUE READING >>