What a winter huh? This year we’re trying to stay in the USA for a length of time so that we are available to deploy with the American Red Cross.
Latter this year we’re heading east – far east.
We’ve got the West and East Coast of the United States covered. Moving around to find the sun.
The Via Francigena felt the pitter patter of our feet as we walked from the Grand St. Bernard pass in Switzerland to Rome, Italy. It was challenging and breathtaking.
Big changes – large and small (that blog will come later when we settle down – HA!).
Paige volunteered in Florida with the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma.
And – It’s another ’round the world extravaganza. As of October we’ve explored 15 more countries and we’re still on the move…
After 12 years of home ownership in Baja and with a heavy heart we handed the keys over to a couple from Colorado.
Charleston, South Carolina became our East Coast base – Northern NV is still what we consider “home” and the world… our stomping grounds.
We managed to explore 14 countries, walk the Camino de Santiago Portuguese from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Bill celebrated a milestone birthday.
We “call” Nevada and Baja California Sur home – however, we are citizens of the world.
In the USA we are Disaster Action Team volunteers for the American Red Cross and deployed to help out in Hurricane Irene and Sandy. Internationally, we have been down and dirty in community gardens, metamorphosed into buffoons trying to captivate children in a daycare center, tutored and assimilated in a Women’s center, masqueraded as Santa, and down right stole hugs in Orphanages.
We started this blog in May 2013 before we headed out on a 8 month world wind tour..
After short stops in Virginia and Dubai, we’ll planted our feet firmly on the ground in Vietnam.
First order of business was dropping off the generous gifts donated by our family and friends at a fundraiser we had at our home last fall to the DaNang Association of Agent Orange Victims – fulfilling a promise we made 5 years ago.
After 8 months, 34 countries and 107 beds we returned to Nevada at the end of 2013…
It was the trip of a lifetime. We met the most remarkable people, ate every kind of food imaginable, saw life, beauty and cultures so different from ours. We went from sea level to 17,500 feet in elevation, walked 500 miles across Spain in 33 days and went from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Weather ranged from humid, balmy 100+ degrees to wet, windy 18 degrees.
Joyfully, we stepped out of our comfort zones with our eyes wide open – made new friends while at the same time missing our old ones.
For this we are truly grateful.
~ and in our true spirit we are off again…