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Finding Community in Comox Valley...

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [435]

We drove up and found ourselves in a lovely home in Comox. Comox is basically like a suburb. There's a great garden in the backyard and we can help Alice out by doing some weeding. At the same time, there is the treat of doing a little strawberry harvesting.... Read more >

Gallery: Menla: Life in the Mountains

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Menla Mountain Retreat Center

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Views [834] | Comments [1]

Menla Mountain Retreat Center Check out the website (menla.org) -- One of the main word to describe what it feels like here with mountains and woods and mountain streams, and valley floor, is: immense. Dave says it’s like a big natural amphitheater, ... Read more >

Gallery: Road to Menla

Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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New York City

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [323]

We made a brief stop in New York City, and took some pictures to prove it. I have to make a separate entry in order to put it on our map. Our map complete with flags for the places we've been can be accessed by clicking on the About Frances and David ... Read more >

Road to Menla

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [471]

We came into Richmond, Va, just after 5 p.m., on our way to New York with a 5 hour layover. As we came into the station at Richmond, there was a group of people standing and staring at a huge television screen, broadcasting the news about the Free ... Read more >

Post Light Morning blog

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [389]

Rilke talks about patience in meditating on the unresolved issues in one’s life, on living the questions rather than seeking the answers. Our friend, Cushla (Maori healer whom we met in Santa Barbara) reminded us, in a recent note, that it is "... Read more >

Gallery: Light Morning, Virginia

Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Chapel Hill Completion

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [374]

While we were working in the Chapel Hill area, we thought it a great opportunity to visit our cousin Joanne, her husband Steve and their three boys. The eldest is in Kindergarten and the youngest is newborn. We finally got together at the end of our ... Read more >

Gallery: Chapel Hill

Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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First day of spring

Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [531] | Comments [5]

I'm working outside on a beautiful sunny day in North Carolina. It's the first day of spring and the temperature is a perfect 20 degrees (approx. 68 celsius). Cleaning out the leavings of the fall/winter season, gathering some fire wood, planting kale ... Read more >

Sooner rather than later...

Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [354]

We finally decided upon taking a bus to Durham, North Carolina where we would catch a bus to Chapel Hill, where our host could pick us up... We spent overnight on the bus, and were fine until sometime in the afternoon when my head hit the table of ... Read more >

Greenville, South Carolina

Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [537]

We stopped off in Greenville, North Carolina where we hesitated between going to Ashville, staying overnight in Greenville, and going on to Durham. We bought groceries and stopped in a Chinese restaurant where they were very kind to us with advice, using ... Read more >

Enterring North America again...

Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [431]

We arrived in Atlanta on March 13th, waited forever in a line up of people 'other than Americans' and when they found out we were Canadian, they just whisked us right through and that was that for customs. It was another story trying to get out of the ... Read more >

Tree of Life in Arizona (Tucson, Patagonia)

Sunday, 16 Dec 2007 | Views [1748]

The Tree Of Life health/spirituality retreat attracted us to Arizona.  So, after several days enjoying Santa Monica, we took a Greyhound to Tuscon.  The first thing that struck us on the bus trip was a change of air from California coast moistness to ... Read more >

Los Angeles

Sunday, 16 Dec 2007 | Views [683]

Sorry folks! We lost our pictures of Santa Monica, Tucson and Patagonia. Not quite sure how it happened, -- I think I must have accidentally erased them -- but we’ll just have to make do without them now, and share some highlights from those visits.... Read more >

Gallery: Santa Barbara

Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Santa Barbara

Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | Views [649] | Comments [1]

I feel like I’ve been making a bit of a hash of these travel reports; but, I am on the plane to Costa Rica and it would be so nice to be caught up! The end is in sight as I’ve actually written up most everything else and all I have to do is go through ... Read more >

San Luis Obispo

Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [1282]

As we are packing for the bus, we receive a positive response from one of our enquiries. Mary of Crows End Retreat Center says that they are in transition and that there really isn’t any more room for any wwoofers; but that we can come and visit the ... Read more >

Gallery: Crows End Retreat Center

Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

in SLO (San Luis Obispo)
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Gallery: Monterey

Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [717]

We caught the train headed from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo. According to our understanding, there was room for all three of us to wwoof at Bill's hostel operation near there. I was tired, for some reason, and ready to sleep a bit on the train. While ... Read more >

Gallery: Sacramento

Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [598]

We arranged our tickets so that we would spend the night in Sacramento and catch the train the next day in order to enjoy the view in daylight. We would stay in a hostel in a historical building. We fell out of the magic of the northwest with a clunk ... Read more >


Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Views [645]

Our trip to Ashland was tricky, and, like so many things, relied on the kindness of strangers. We bought our tickets at the depot in Eugene. However, the person mistook our request and thought we had asked for tickets to Portland. As it turns out, there ... Read more >

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