Our Icelandic self-driving tour book described, “a little water adventure:…by walking carefully on rocks in a stream, you can avoid getting your feet wet and see a waterfall.” Yes! I steadied my rickety knees with a hiking stick and tackled the rocks. Falling into the shallow stream wouldn’t have killed me. I’d likely have been hurt though, so I struggled along testing every step, setting my stick, grappling the canyon wall for grips, stopping to revel in the beauty. The canyon walls soon narrowed to a slot with scenery so gorgeous I groaned. Passing hikers warned that the rocks ahead […]
How to keep enthusiasm up for a long-term dream chase? Here are ten songs to rekindle your fire: Uptown Funk–Bruno Mars Can’t Stop Me Now–Rod Stewart This is My Fight Song–Rachel Platten The River–Garth Brooks I Believe I Can Fly–R. Kelly Say Geronimo–Sheppard Firework–Katy Perry Gonna Fly Now–Bill Conti I, Don Quixote–Irving Jacobson and Richard Kiley Good Riddance–Green Day Enjoy, and then go get ’em!
Steve is driven about getting out early in the morning, so while I sleep, he goes up top and talks to whoever’s there. Often it’s Bruce, a fifty-year-old arborist, who looks like a kid amongst all these seasoned seniors. Bruce is traveling with his 93-years-young father, Jim. Jim doesn’t need an escort. He walks with the best of us and shows no slippage in the knowhow department. On one of our first stops, Bruce passed us on a street somewhere in Franconia and asked if Steve had seen Jim. He sounded concerned, so we asked other passengers to keep an eye out as […]