Something To Keep The Spirits Up

Saturday, March 16, 2013 0 Permalink 0

I sometimes feel bad when I post about my travels or weekend trips - but then I shake my head a little and just move on. I can't and will no longer be able to post just about home stuff. My life does not facilitate much 'material' in that category at the present moment so you are just going to have to bear with me and look at other things in my life. I just returned from a week away in Nicaragua - it was suppose to be Costa Rica but then life revealed that an old friend from high school owned a hotel/hostel/hippy surf commune in Nicaragua just across the CR border... So what does one do upon flying into Liberia, Costa Rica? Fly the coop and hop on a random bus to Nicaragua of course. Outside a school. Truck. Duh. Maderas Village outside of San Juan Del Sur. An old high school ...

Let’s Get Lost

Monday, December 3, 2012 1 Permalink 0

There is something that makes me incredibly uncomfortable (duh: anxiety) when I get lost. Or at least when I know I am starting to get slightly lost. Getting lost isn't a big deal. We all know that - it's the act of letting go that is scary. Not having control. I think North American culture teaches us to be in control at all times. We have to have control to have power blah blah blah. Lack of control is usually the true source of anxiety when getting lost. I have got lost and/or well of my intended route before, and I try really hard to just roll with it. It can be hard but it often times lends to be incredibly rewarding and often times when we experience/see amazing things when we just let things happen. Sure you might not get to see the landmark waterfall you had intended but maybe ...

Cowichan Valley

Monday, August 27, 2012 4 Permalink 0

Some lovely, awesome, cool, close friends of mine scored a sweet dream rental home in the Cowichan Valley. It's amazing there. So so so so so amazing. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful and relaxing it was there. A picture from a close-by village. A local thrift store - interesting choice of name. Someone got a divorce me thinks. I hate these stickers. A lot. But this one made me laugh. Some pictures from THE house of the year. This whale was hand carved by the original builder/owner. Fresh figs anyone? It backs onto the river. The swimming hole.