“Adventure is just bad planning.” – Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen, polar explorer, led the the first expedition proven to reach the North Pole in 1926. His definition of adventure rang true after I hiked Samaria National Park Gorge in Crete last September. My bad planning, that turned a “walk in the park” to an adventure,… Continue reading Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!
“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.” – John Amatt John Amatt is a Canadian mountaineer who scaled Mt. Everest. He seems to think that an adventurous attitude is important to overcoming obstacles in… Continue reading Little Adventure At A Body Flow Class
A pint sized pirate and princess sprinted down the street, clutching their Halloween loot and waving dollar bills above their heads. “The Dad ate ALL the candy!” seven year old Jack the pirate explained. “The Mom went to the store to buy more!” six year old Beth the princess expounded. “So the Dad gave us… Continue reading Halloween Candy Hypothesis
A girlfriends’ getaway in Minnesota on the heels of a three-week Greek vacation punctuated with a Milwaukee visit-my-son day left me pleasantly exhausted. The personal goal of serving homemade pasticcio and spanakopita for a group of nine friends energized me and then provided leftovers for a weekend visit from my brother whom I hadn’t seen… Continue reading The Neglected Desk And Global Dan
Fill in the title blank with a random noun and more than likely there is a special day set aside to celebrate your chosen random noun. Uncelebrated “National Celebratory Days” increased on my “Oops! Didn’t Know About That” list. I completely missed the September 22nd National Daughter Day. My son’s wife is like a daughter… Continue reading National ___________ Day!