We had started to feel the weight of an “always on” mode of operation. Never had we experienced such an aggressive decision making period as we have on this trip. Every day we are constantly making decisions. What to do, where to sleep, where to travel next.
A True American Story. Art is a gentlemen and amazing story teller.
“Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.” – Zen Buddhist Proverb
Talking about the not so perfect aspects of life on the road is tricky but I believe critical. We are still fresh in our pursuit of becoming road warriors, we are more like road apprentices, where each day is a lesson and the tough ones have the most meat, they stay with you.
If you’re like me, you think about idioms and colloquialisms frequently. I like to research their origins and find them nestled in published works, asking whether the usage was clever or lazy.
The Grand Canyon ended up nestling deep in our minds and while we were working on our pieces for the trip, I happened to read the latest issue of National Geographic. Fortuitous for it presented, like the most satisfying answer to a question, the article “Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?” by Kevin Fedarko.
With so many people travelling to experience the natural marvels of the world, the great question looms, how can we keep these marvels as they are for future generations? In the US we have the National Park Service (NPS), which I focus on here, and programs like Leave No Trace to help preserve these sights, but what really does it take for us to be the best stewards of our environment?
Part of our journey is to challenge the status quo and understand what it costs, figuratively and literally, to live according to societies guidelines. Often, it seems we work just to buy a set list of appropriate society approved “stuff”, and when finished turn around and buy again only now needing better and newer versions. There is so much more to this concept that we will … Read More Colorado Cornhole