We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
With Halloween coming up, I thought it was only fitting to write a post about fear. We’ve all see the goblin and ghoul decorations at the store since, what seems like, July. Many of us have flipped through the expansive selection of Horror movies on Netflix (does “Sharknado” count?). Perhaps some of us have even seen the frightening images of how people dressed up for Halloween back in the day:
I would NOT trick-or-treat at this house….
Whatever your experience, it seems that society is telling us that of all times of the year to be scared, that time is now.
A long, long time ago, Rob and I took our first steps on the Appalachian Trail and felt a combination of two feelings:
“This is so freaking exciting”
“Oh shit, what the hell did we get ourselves into?!”
We later understood that the combination of those two feelings would accompany us down the road of one of the best, most fulfilling adventures of our lives.
Earlier this year, we were fortunate enough to be able to travel through California and Oregon, and some other awesome states, on our drive back to Michigan. Just because our PCT dream fell through this year didn’t mean we were going to let it put a damper on our time out west. The following pictures are some of our favorite shots from our travels. Enjoy! Continue reading
Not completely like Doomsday Preppers but not completely unlike Doomsday Preppers. The beard is just a side effect…
BEARD! I mean, Rob in the process of dehydrating spaghetti sauce…
Like Spain in the World Cup, we’re out. Off to bite into another adventure and take on the German’s…
Wrong topic. We’ve been catching a lot of World Cup action around here if you couldn’t tell.
We’re off to the state whose name means “colored red”. It is the only state to TURN DOWN hosting the Olympics. Who does that? Cool people do that who want to protect their city. Or, perhaps they were too busy inventing the cheeseburger or celebrating “Mike the Headless Chicken Day”. Seriously, look it up. The reason we are heading here is more to do with the fact that it is home to 222 state wildlife areas and contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet. Also, one of our favorite people lives here, our AT companion, Fluttering Whisper Dick (yes, this is his real name).
… we truly are a broken compass. Talk to us on Saturday and we are moving to Eugene, OR. Monday comes and we are leaning to working on a cruise ship. Come Friday, SQUIRREL! Learning to embrace that has been the highlight of our adventures over the past month and a half and opens up a number of paths and opportunities. How exciting!