My friend Luana and her husband Bob decided late last year to take advantage of a great deal offered by the Semester At Sea program. She’d been laid-off from her job several months back, and had been unable to find another, and Bob had taken reluctant early retirement in the midst of layoffs taking place where he worked.
I think this was the best decision ever. When given the gift of time – willingly or not – the precious gift of time, a person ought to take advantage of it by doing something life-changing. Which Bob and Luana have done.
Anyway, they’re keeping a great blog of their journey. Both are wonderful writers and have captured in both photos and prose the essence of a bunch of places around the world. I’ve been keeping track of their progress both by map and by blog. I’m looking forward to the next time Lu and I meet up at Peet’s. I want to hear the stories.
Oh, and did I mention I’m envious? Yep, I sure am. Here’s the deal: there’s plenty enough time for work. What there’s not nearly enough time for is living. Of course you never find this stuff out until, well, you know.
Where I could see myself spending a little time . . . .
One of these days, if I ever make it to North Georgia, I’m going to get in touch with the folks at Pinnacle Cabin Rental and make arrangements to spend a few days in this cabin. In the Fall, I bet the surroundings are a knock-out…..
This is a cool thing I came across today.
“What would it look like to travel across the known universe? To help humanity visualize this, the American Museum of Natural History has produced a modern movie featuring many visual highlights of such a trip.”
Just finished Alone by Richard E. Byrd. This book has been on my shelf for years. I couldn’t believe it was there when yesterday I went rummaging around for something to read. The book is riveting, so much so that I read it in one sitting. An extraordinary adventure whether you’ve been to Antarctica or not.
Endurance is also an amazing story of exploration and survival in the Antarctic. Ernest Shackleton and his crew accomplished a feat that few can imagine today.