It had been years since I visited Savannah, Georgia and I was in a total different state of mind at that point in my life! Savannah is a mini-New Orleans with its own set of mood swings, music options, fantastic weather, and loads of food and bevis to be had! I love the place!
Here is a glimpse of my recent swing through weekend in Savannah, Georgia along with some suggestions.
Tourist Destination? Yes. Worth it? Yes.
Into strolling through parks for people watching, musical souls of variety, farmers’ markets, etc?
Forsyth Park in Savannah will meet all of those needs! Plus, if you’re into trees, shadows, and Spanish Moss as much as I am, you will dig taking pictures here. Granted, you have to stomach the fact that the Confederate Memorial is also located there; however, as tempted as I was to take pictures of the southerners that was sporting confederate clothing, and painting the rusted fence that surrounds the memorial, I didn’t. It’s a part of our history. It is what it is.
Yes, the sun has arrived, and is just busting through day after day! No complaining on my part, that’s for sure!
Happy spring everyone!
Here are some pictures from my recent trip to Mexico! I have some more pictures coming on the food (I love Taquerias!) as well as the festival de musica that we got to catch, which featured loads of traditional music. If you are interested in still grabbing local culture while you’re traveling, check out the many quaint options very north of Puerta Vallarta in the state of Nayarit, but avoid Sayulita! The gringos are taking it over as well. It was cool to hang with locals who were on vacation enjoying their own neighborhoods in their own ways. No surprise that this included a lot of food and music!
I’ve also included a 10 Items or Less list. If you are interested in learning more about them, go here.
I wrote about the Oosik last year too, but I have to say that this year’s course was nothing in comparison because we had hills, we had spills, and we had general idiots on those trails! This race is for all walks of life, in costume, not in costume…skier…..don’t have a clue how to ski? In Talkeetna, Alaska, none of that matters. The town is full of happy people; I can’t ever recall running into an asshole in Talkeetna. In most towns, even in the intoxicated sense, you will run into unhappy folks, but for whatever reason, Talkeetna is immune to those types. Combine that toxicology with people who love skiing and you’ve got magic on your hands!
Highlights from this year’s race:
- Watching people fall down, a lot, and enjoy themselves nonetheless
- The station with the dog Gus and perfect homebrew at 20km (the race was over at 25). I call that excellent timing.
- Costume theme teams seemed to be popular this year, much more so than last: Guinness, Rainbow Brite, Cowboys…you name it!
- I shaved 40 minutes off of my time from last year
- The hills and tree paths of this year’s technical course
- The lady that had the outdoor speaker hip belt system playing 80s music, and Led Zeppelin
- Pure beauty of nature and sun
Happy Spring everyone!
I like my duplex for a reason-it’s simple and cheap. You could argue it needs some serious landscaping love, and some interior upgrades, but in general, it meets my needs while living in a city. Besides, I’m not exactly a champion of house projects. I’d like to say at the end of my life that my priorities weren’t absorbed by my materials, but lately, I keep having this dream.
I see me standing in the middle of a plot of land that I call my own, shaped by trees, woods, a small garden, and a general roughness that doesn’t appear too manicured. A small home is always there, but it changes all of the time. Sometimes, I have a barn-style cabin, and other times, I have a ranch-style home. There is also the popular, yet weird dome home. A yurt. I have even had a version with this trailer that I’m living out of, assuming that the cabin is a work in progress, but I don’t actually ever see the work in progress. That could mean it isn’t really happening and I’m meant to live in a trailer; after all, my grandmother lived in one for years, ha. I’d rather live in a tent. Clearly, I can’t make up my mind, but I wonder what it is like to own 20 acres of land….no, make that just 2 or 3 or 5?
A long time ago when I was living in Fairbanks with my ex, we were in this coffee shop and I spotted a canoe for sale out in Salcha in one of those free local papers. This old school Old Town was $100 and I figured, what the hell, it’s a beautiful day to take a drive out there to check it out. We’d been discussing getting one anyway. I hadn’t spent much time out in the Two Rivers/Salcha area, but once we arrived, I wanted to stay there. I was drawn to this place for a moment and really, it was just the timing of the day, you know those times where you’ve gotten plenty of vitamin D, there is a good mutual vibe in the air with whomever you’re hanging out with, and you’re in a fantastic mood. Looking back, and considering how this particular day impressed me so much, I know now that I was pretty restless with my life. Restless with my current job. Restless with not knowing anything really for sure. But in this moment, I was content driving with the sun on my face and being with one of my favorite people to go get a canoe. Feeling simple. It is so good to feel that way. Continue Reading>
Hey folks, I had a great time spectating the Iditarod yesterday in Willow, Alaska, and wanted to share! It was a bluebird day with so many enthusiastic humans trying to see all of the dog teams take off at the starting line! Despite our crazy winter, there are 69 mushers participating. Sorry that the movie has a scratched lens through it-time to get a new camera as this one has been used and abused.
Link to the race: Iditarod
They also have a brand new phone app this year!