More about us from 2013…

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 back 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…

 

6 thoughts on “More about us from 2013…

  1. Bonnie McKnight

    Have an incredible trip, love each other and everyone you encounter…can’t wait to read about your adventures! Cousin Bonnie from North Carolina!

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  2. Terry delVecchio

    Hi Paige! Veronica’s auntie here. She normally shares your posts and journeys with me and recently your Camino walk/adventure. I have always admired both you and Bill from afar after reading your adventures and the humanitarian things that you do. Sooo amazing! I want to be like you! 🙂 BTW, you are both so beautiful – inside and out!

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    1. Bill and Paige Post author

      Hi Terry. I miss you! Thanks for your kind words. We are having a blast. Never thought I had it in me to try and walk 500 miles. I think I’ve finally lost all my marbles!

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  3. Terry delVecchio

    Hi paige! thx for your response. 500 miles!!!! U r insane! Did u start in spain? What possesses u?? I want just a little bit of it! WOW!
    Veronica and I are training for the AVON breast cancer walk the end of Sep – 26 miles the 1st day and 13.4 the 2nd day in SF. We recently did a 20 mile walk in Carson and it was a killer! Actually i just got home from doing 12 miles and I don’t think I’ll ever walk again! What’s your secret?

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    1. Bill and Paige Post author

      We started in St. Jean Pied de Port in France.

      No secret – I just do it. I didn’t even train for this. Occasionally I join Bill for 3 mile walks at home. I get bored.

      I am INSANE!!! Truth be told I can’t stand walking. Haha!

      Here the scenery is new and interesting – really beautiful and ever changing. The villages are story book.

      I enjoy yoga and Pilates – I am not great at them but I do love both. I think it’s because I get to lay down for a portion of the class – LOL!

      This is Bill’s walk – something he has wanted to do and since we are joined at the hip I’ll walk with him.

      I do feel an incredible sense if accomplishment every day and it is inspiring to meet people from all over the world who are here doing this walk for one reason or another.

      Congratulations for doing the breast cancer walk. Be grateful you aren’t carrying a backpack with all your belongings.

      One step at a time. It will help a ton to have Veronica there and all the other people around you. You will all encourage one another to go on! Take lots of breaks – put your feet up!

      A lady who owned a hostel we stayed in (she has been doing it 26 years) said to drink 2 glasses of red wine each night – the tannins in the wine help muscle pain. Good enough reason for me! She said 3 glasses make you snore 🙂

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