Priorities & Projects

. Around this time last year we reflected upon how the life changes we’ve made since 2008 were motivated by more than just a desire to fulfill a dream of bicycling around the world together (although that was a pretty big motivator for us!). Simplifying our lives and [Read More…]

Time & Permission :: On the Shores of Lake Chapala

James, Margit, Marina, Kai & I cycling to Chapala.

It’s hard to believe our two month break from the bicycles has turned in to a six-month break! Even though we’ve been relatively quiet on our blog we’ve been really busy behind the scenes. We have a lot to share with you, so let’s get caught up….

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Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

Image: dan

“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]

An Update (September already?!)

printing press

If it seems like we’ve been neglecting our blog lately, we have been! With the cool Vermont evenings sneaking their way into our lives, we’re frantically focused on trying to finish exterior work – landscaping and maintenance of the house. To be truthful, we’re freaking out a bit because we’re behind schedule on a lot of our to-do list. Plus, [Read More…]

Laura's March

Laura's March : Photo by Sheila Poettgen

The Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund is a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation established in 2005 by the family and friends of Laura after her abduction, rape, and murder on March 8, 2005. The LKW Fund is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of Laura’s love for art, nature, and teaching children, as well as her compassion for the less fortunate; [Read More…]

Causeway Bike Ferry

Island Line Bike Trail and Causeway : Photo Shirley Chevalier

This month Kai is a volunteer support person for the Local Motion Causeway Bike Ferry.

The Causeway Bike Ferry, operating since 2000, provides ferry transportation for cyclists and their bicycles to “bridge the gap” on the bike path from Colchester to South Hero, VT. The days and time of service offered is determined by availability of funding and volunteers. This year, service [Read More…]