Looking Back Through 20 Days of Isolation and Months of World Change

We’ve reached Day 20 of our isolation, and I’ve been keeping track of the things that have happened. It’s interesting to look back and see how quickly things progressed (and they will only continue to do so). The following is a blog about my personal experiences during the past few months. I have tried to…

When the water is your mistress…

I fell in love with being on the water when I was a kid. I grew up not too far from a lake and with a father who liked to go fishing. I think the first time I went kayaking was probably at Girl Scout Camp; I don’t remember. What I do remember is that…

Keeping the Communication Going

Playing with the dogs, going for walks, watching movies, playing video games — we’ve probably been doing the same things as many other people who are self-distancing right now. But there are a few things that have really brightened our days over the last few days. We have been FaceTiming with my parents fairly regularly…

We’ve reached day 5

Andy and I have been practicing social distancing since last Friday afternoon. I spent Friday morning getting some groceries before coming home and settling in for an undetermined amount of time. Since then, we’ve left the premises only a few times — to pick up deliveries from my parents’ house (they left our things in…

We’re all in the same boat now

The Wandering Dolphin Crew will be putting all travel plans on-hold for the time being. We hope everyone stays safe through this time of unknown. I’ll try to update regularly with what’s going on in our lives of quarantine, hopefully to provide a tiny amount of entertainment for those of you who are also practicing…

New York, New York

From secluded cabins to big cities, we’re all over the place! Trip number two of our 2020 Year of Travel came up pretty quickly after the first one — the very next weekend, in fact. We were home for exactly four days before jetting off across the country for New York City. We hadn’t been…

Minnesota’s North Shore kicks off our Year of Travel

“I want to see some frozen waterfalls. Would you want to go up to the North Shore for some winter hiking?” I asked Andy one cold, dark winter night. To his great credit, he did not laugh in my face; he considered my question seriously. As someone who has never loved winter, Andy surprised me…

The Weight of Possessions

“I was transformed the day My ego shattered, And all the superficial, material Things that mattered To me before, Suddenly ceased To Matter” — Suzy Kassem My last update talked about the indecisiveness we had been feeling about what our next steps were in life and our eventual decision to lay down roots for a…