Johnson Space Center

Johnson Space Center

Let’s just say for the record that I hope I never have to leave planet Earth. Ever. I don’t even really like getting in planes that somehow magically leave the ground and hurtle us through the air. And don’t even…

A Tucson Welcome

A Tucson Welcome

“If you hear something on the roof, it’s most likely the bobcat that lives next door,” Dottie said during a conversation explaining the various wildlife that lived around the house, “It’s pretty wild out here.” When the neighbors let me…

Debauchery in New Orleans #TucsonorBust #PartTwo

Debauchery in New Orleans #TucsonorBust #PartTwo

New Orleans. The place where debauchery comes out to play. Or at least that’s the adjective three people used within a 24 hour period of time when I mentioned we were headed there. But let’s face it, it’s a fun…

Portland

Portland

Portland Our time in Portland was mostly spent at the convention center, but in our spare moments we made it our goal to drive the various bridges that cross the river. Achieved. :o) We grabbed lunches and dinners with the…

And We Made it to Portland!!!

And We Made it to Portland!!!

We made it! 33 total hours driven over three days through just about every type of weather, from clear, sunny skies to snowy and foggy mountains. We hit gas stations, rest stops, fast food, and crashed a couple of hotels…

Arizona, Beyond Borders Tour

Arizona, Beyond Borders Tour

Darci and I talked on the phone today. The first question I asked, “Was it really only a week ago that I left you in Tucson to catch your plane while I met up with my dad?” If time can…

Arizona Day 7: Sanctuary at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC

Arizona Day 7: Sanctuary at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC

“It is difficult… but as I say, I have no other choice.” – Francisco Perez Cordova, on his decision to move into Sanctuary Francisco We met Francisco on Friday afternoon in the sunlit office of St Francis in the Foothills…

Arizona Day 6: Water is Life

Arizona Day 6: Water is Life

“If you had told me back in 2000 when I started taking water into the desert that I would still be doing these trips in 2014, I’d have called you crazy….I thought we would fix the problem by now.”  …

Arizona Day 5: The Reality of The Desert

Arizona Day 5: The Reality of The Desert

“You look a little shell shocked,” The Chief Medical Examiner said to us as we thanked him for his time and headed back into the Arizona heat. It was an understatement. My heart officially broke today. We have spent the…

Arizona Day 4: Nogales, a Border Town

Arizona Day 4: Nogales, a Border Town

As our time together came to a close, I posed the question, “When I travel and tell the stories of what I have experienced here, what do you hope that I share?” She thought for a long moment, “That even…