Thank you so much for your encouragement and support I do still think a book will be birthed from the blog and our adventures, I just have to let it arise in its own time instead of trying to make things happen. I'm feeling much more peaceful.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
Thanks BittyBug. I always so much appreciate hearing when someone has connected with what I've written. It's a labor of love that's for sure. I can't not do it, but having it resonate for others is the icing on the cake. Thank you.
Next blog post is ready - about our travels in Patagonia, a truly fabulous and special part of the world. The shrieking shack (with apologies to JK Rowling), oh and a few mountains and glaciers.
Breathtakingly beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us!
Great pics as usual Alilou. Thanks for sharing.
You bring the "Patagonian Experience" vividly to life, in every way.
There are two new posts on the blog
This Nomadic Life - A new found enthusiasm for life
direct link: http://alisonanddon.wordpress.com/20...or-travelling/
And the final post in the series about Patagonia, that amazing part of the world that is the very southern part of South America - use the sig line link as usual.
We are now in the far north of Chile about to head into the Andes in Bolivia. The adventure continues . . . . . . .
Your "horizons" are forever expanding!
That seems especially true for Don.
How amazing your adventure/narrative'photos of "the end of the world" are!
Thanks skatesindreams. We've both opened up so much due to this ongoing journey, in so many ways.
Patagonia was truly fabulous. I'm glad you enjoyed the descriptions/pics of our time there. It is a really special place for sure.
It seems like it's been a while, but I finally have two new blog posts done.
The first is a new This Nomadic Life post and is about a series of mishaps that we couldn't have dreamed up if we'd tried.
direct link: http://alisonanddon.wordpress.com/20...rry-christmas/
And there's a new travel post about our journey from Mendoza, Argentina across the Andes to Santiago, Chile and up the coast through the Atacama Desert to Antofagasta. The link in my sig line will get you there.
Happy New Year everyone! We are celebrating in Cusco, Peru which is, according to two guys from Lima who we met today, the best place in Peru for bringing in the new year
Thank you very much, as always!
Your journey continues to be fascinating and remarkable.
May it continue into 2014 - and beyond.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, alilou!
Happy New Year, ali! And thanks again for all the remarkable pictures and for sharing your journey with us. I smiled at your "let it go" comments.
Best of 2014 to you and Don, Alilou.
Your post made me laugh. It is hard not to get downright miserable when certain things go wrong at times, especially if one is uncomfortable or threatened in some way.
Hope 2014 is spectacular for you and Mr Japanfan. See you in March!
I have two new posts ready.
The first is by Mr alilou in the This Nomadic Life series about how nothing ever changes
Direct link: http://alisonanddon.wordpress.com/20...-ever-changes/
And a new travel post - more about the truly incredible, and beautiful, Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Link in sig line.
Once again there are new posts on the blog.
The first gives a link to an interview we gave on another travel blog - about our nomadic life
The second is about our 4x4 overland journey through the incredibly beautiful high desert of Bolivia
(or use the link in my sig line)
It was only a three day journey but definitely one of the highlights of our time in South America. Scenery to make your heart melt