North Dakota road trip into Jamestown, ND.
Our first trip to North Dakota, highlighted by a stay at the Jasper in Fargo.
“Time for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea.” From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” -T. S. Eliot Taking Time to Smell the Roses I enjoy finding places where it seems that “time” stands still. Of course, I am keenly aware that we are constantly moving forward to our final… Read More
“So, I’m packing my bags for the Misty MountainsWhere the spirits go nowOver the hills where the spirits fly…” -Robert Plant K2 and I both love the mountains. There is something about being in places that rose into existence from the depths of the Earth long before my birth, surrounded by trees that were standing when my Great Grandfather was still walking this land, wading up streams to waterfalls that were born… Read More
“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” –Ansel Adams Finding the Words Sometimes, when I sit to write, I can not find the words. How to begin, how to describe what I see or what I feel, how to transfer to paper or screen what it is that moves me to write in the first place, it is a struggle on some days. As I… Read More
“Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.” –Howard Thurman Between Daylight and Darkness My favorite time of day is the period of steady decline between daylight and darkness. At this time, I like to sit and look westward as the sun slowly inches its way below the horizon. I… Read More
“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” -Robert Burns Sometimes, things just do not work out the way you plan. Our impromptu trip to Idaho was only 15 hours old, and as we sat in South Dakota after a long day’s ride, there were two things that troubled us, so much so that we decided to explore all our options over dinner. The first thing was me, or more… Read More
“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”― G.K. Chesterton K2 and I consider ourselves travelers and not merely tourists of this great country and planet. Not because we have been everywhere and seen everything, but rather, because we have not. There is always some hidden gem to find, some unexpected beauty, some life altering experience or picture that will be embedded into one’s soul for… Read More
“The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot One of the great experiences in traveling through states by car is the changes one sees with the landscape. I have heard people say that every state just looks the same after awhile, but I beg to differ. I find that all states are incredibly unique and have certain qualities that are both enduring as well as distinctive in appearance. K2 and I both… Read More