Between Now and Then

Our next locale

As we roll into the next temporary phase of our life, we’re fighting an urge.  Five months in Central America, ten months in South America, six months on the ranch, four months in Aspen, seven months on the AT… That’s a lot of rambling.

Our desire for permanence has grown.  But between now and then, we we’ve got to strike while the iron is hot.  Soon we’ll trade the plains for the mountains and hang our hat in Aspen Colorado, working a season in the snow.  Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.

What’s next?

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

2184 miles through 14 states from Georgia to Maine

Over 7 Months beginning April 2013 (that’s 10-15 miles per day)

We will walk approximately 5 million steps in the direction of our goal

10% of those who attempt to complete the trail actually accomplish it

We plan to sign the book at the summit of Mount Katahdin and join the short list of successful AT thru-hikers

 

Lonely in the Middle

Lost in the wide open nothing

Times are hard for dreamers.

A few months ago we looked to the future and saw a season working in Antarctica followed immediately by more distance from the homeland. We interviewed and discovered we had merely gained status as alternates. Thoughts of touching down on ice this November melted quickly away.

We find ourselves in a moment of disillusion. When it comes to explaining ourselves and our dreams, the picture is bleary and out of focus. We’re on the receiving end of a lot of blank stares and unrestrained indifference. We’re itching for inspiration and understanding.

There’s been talk of returning to familiar places but ultimately we left them where they should be and our only option is to move forward elsewhere. Our dreams remain strong but to thrive on them is the current challenge.