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Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.” -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj The pre- pilgrimage has begun ...and it is all pilgrimage! Along with three friends, camping gear and the promise of good weather I've headed off ...
... groups of twenty-somethings, all planning on a big night of celebration. Our route takes us through downtown and there are signs of the impending activities all over the place. Kirsty comments that this is a little reminiscent of the excitement when Vancouver hosted the winter Olympics. “Maybe we can find a good place to watch the parades and the fireworks.” We look at the swelling throngs, we look at the tired three year old, we head home. ...
I am Patricia Burleson, a teacher at OASIS school in the Orcas Island School District. For the past 12 years I have directed the Japanese Connections program, with generous funding from the Freeman Foundation. With the support of local school districts and teachers, the program has offered a study tour to Japan for local resident high school students every year. Students are selected on a competitive basis ...
... br> Touring in the offseason gets you into alot of closed national parks for free.
How a gummy bear factory works.
Atlantic City is nothing like Vegas.
Broadway shows can be bought for cheap.
The longest way to Newfoundland is the cheapest.
How to get a hook out of your hand (taught by some Newfie fishermen).
Ben and Jerry's is Kosher.
Getting lost is a part ...
... on earth to cook the angry little buggers. Turns out it's pretty straightforward, and soon enough I was up to my elbows in steamy crab guts. After cleaning and cracking them all, we sat down to an awesome feast that included piles of blackberries picked down the road. Ahhh, unemployed and livin' off the land. Not too shabby.
Today we tooled around town, checking out the local market and running a few errands. Ron took Jonas and me to the local salmon ladder and ...