Sunday Funday

Sunday was simply beautiful here in Minnesota — the kind of beauty that makes you forget about the polar vortex and frozen windshields or heavy, humid days filled with bugs. The kind of beauty that makes Minnesotans say, “yeah, this is the life.” We decided to take advantage of the weather and our day off…

Adventures South of the Border

“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” — Judith Thurman It has been many months since we have traveled or done any real exploring. And we found that it was past time for another adventure. So, for…

Beer, Friends, and Family

A few weekends ago, we had a bit of an adventure here in the great state of Minnesota. I am a little late in sharing, but what is it they say? Better late than never. While many of our days are filled with tasks that we have to do — work, chores, etc. — we try to…

Enjoying the Downtime

As I walked by the motorhome the other day, I noticed the tires sinking into mud. The weather had started to warm and the snow was melting quickly. And seeing the motorhome like that, sitting in the woods slowly sinking deeper into the soft ground, got me thinking about what was next for the Wandering…

Let’s Celebrate Spring!

Wednesday marked the first day of Spring, and to celebrate, we decided to hit the road for a day trip around the area to look for wildlife. After a relaxing morning with the dogs, we loaded them up in the Forester and headed west. We figured since it was midday, we’d see a lot of…

Recovery Time & Northern Adventures

The unhappiness in our daily lives is what initially prompted our life change and the maiden voyage of the Wandering Dolphin. We felt like we were working too much and living too little. And I know this sounds like we’re just spoiled and maybe we don’t want to work, but that isn’t the case at…

A Blast from the Past

The title might be a bit cliche, but that’s what this weekend was — a blast from the past. On Saturday, we went to my great aunt’s birthday party in Minneapolis, and we saw family members I haven’t seen since I was a little girl (and some I’d never met before now).   It was…

A Valentine’s Weekend

We’ve always felt, Andy and I, that we should live each day to its fullest. (That’s partially why we started our journey to begin with.) And while this is a beautiful thought, it doesn’t often happen. The other aspects of life get in the way. But when we are able, or when we are sure…

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

The air is so cold that it hurts to breathe. The insides of your nostrils freeze up until the airflow is blocked. Your lungs hurt with each breath. Your eyes tear up from the wind and freeze to your cheeks. The cold rips through your body like a storm trying to wreck everything in its…

A Friday Update

Happy Friday from the Wandering Dolphin Crew! We haven’t been up to much lately. Surviving the cold winter (nine below this morning) and getting situated in our new temporary place. Teddy helped me unpack some books and organize my long lost friends. We’ve been working to get Andy’s new business set up, and I have…