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…

Surviving Winter

This winter marks our first one back in Minnesota in three years. And we’ve had a lot of people ask us how we’re holding up. After spending the previous two winters in California and the one before that on the road, we haven’t had the experience of a true winter in quite some time. Sure,…

2018 and the New Year

New year, new goals, new experiences. We rang in the New Year with some of our closest friends (and some people we had just met). It took place at a friend’s house, but it was far from the ordinary New Year’s experience. In a basement-turned-speakeasy, we participated in our first Murder Mystery party. Set during…

Winterizing the Motorhome

I’m not sure what Robert Frost was getting at when he said, “You can’t get too much winter in the winter,” but if he means what I think he means, he’s wrong. Winter in Minnesota — and the Midwest in general — is an experience. Winter in a motorhome in Minnesota just shouldn’t happen. We’d…

Traveling to the Sun

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller The Wandering Dolphin crew has been busy, busy, busy since returning to Minnesota. And though we’ve tried to make sure we take time for the fun things in life, we knew it was about time we got away again….

A Wolf Encounter ~ Part Three

After participating in a three-day class for Wolf Handling and Chemical Immobilization through California Wolf Center, I sincerely hoped my wolf days were not over. I was still a volunteer at the center and tried to volunteer as often as I could. But it was never enough for me. One of the perks of taking…

A Wolf Encounter ~ Part Two

A continuation of my Wolf Handling and Chemical Immobilization class at California Wolf Center: Day two rolled around. On my drive up to the center, I saw an adorable coyote perched on a rock. I was riding the happiness from this sighting when I got into Julian and got closer to the center. Then, I…

A Wolf Encounter ~ Part One

Sharing this has been a long time coming. But even though it happened last winter, it was a life-changing experience, and I still want to share it (now that I have all the photos organized and my thoughts together). In January, I took a class through California Wolf Center that was one of the most…

Giving Thanks From Minnesota

As I sit here, looking across the slowly freezing lake to the leafless trees along the other side, I think about what I am thankful for from the past year. I am thankful for the wonderful friends and family who have supported us on our crazy journey.   Many of you have stuck with us…