Triplog Day 7 — Full Bellies and Hearts

Finally. A full week into this wild ride we’ve been on and it’s beginning to feel like the vacation I hoped it would be. With no wheelchair to fix and no medical supplies to chase down, the morning began by the pool. Some of us stayed longer than we should have, and others had the dumb…

Triplog Day 6 — Johnny Five is ALIVE!!

There’s always been a joke about traveling that trip is a four letter word. Well, after waking up early to call the wheelchair people about my replacement motors that were supposed to arrive this morning and hearing them say they still weren’t there, I was just about ready to concede our vacation to that cliché. The repairs manager said it…

Triplog Day 5 — The Happiest Place on Earth

Nope. Not Disneyland. About two hours east of Walt’s famous theme park lies a five acre parcel of mostly desolate sand that will forever be my second home thanks to two almost-90-year-old lovebirds; my Grandpa Ed and Grandma Betty. Just a few hours with them is almost enough to make you completely forget about the previous…

Triplog Day 4 — P-Push It Real Good

Realistically, when you are four days into a road trip and just about every piece of technology you depend on has either flown out the back of your car topper almost killing someone or just mysteriously stopped working altogether, you have two options: you can cry, or you can laugh. Leave it to us to find a third…

Triplog Day 3 — Adventure in the High Sierras

Our third day on the road started off magnificently. Having received some route tips from my cousin Lynsey’s boyfriend Don the night before, we set out for the hills towards Lake Tahoe in hopes of seeing the sights. As we climbed the switchbacks leading to snowcapped peaks, we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. Even with slightly overcast…

Triplog Day 2 — Good Times in the Biggest Little City

How do you follow one of the most chaotic road trip days of all-time? With free breakfast, of course. If you’re ever in SuzyTown and in need of a hotel, make sure you pick the Best Western on Main, which is nestled beside a cozy little diner called Lumberjacks and offers complimentary vouchers for the joint to…

Triplog Day 1 — Kenny’s Law

Everyone knows Murphy’s Law, which states that in a given situation, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. But with my laundry list of medical mysteries and complications over the last decade, it’s been the long-running joke among my family and friends that Old Man Murphy should retire his namesake and hand it over to me. Today was a fine…

In Sickness and in Health

I knew today was coming. I’d probably looked at it on the calendar a half a dozen times, but somehow in the overall randomness of the day, I let it slip. My third wedding anniversary. It really is hard to wrap my head around the fact that, in November, Kristen will have been gone for three…

The Recovery Waltz

One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three. Back in college, they held an “Introduction to Ballroom Dancing” class in one of the gyms adjacent to the sports medicine room for varsity athletes – not that the CWU wrestling team actually spent much time in that area. No, the redheaded stepchildren of the athletic department rarely mingled with the revenue-generating…

If You Build It, They WILL Come.

  You always hear it said that a picture is worth 1000 words. Click  over to the Here and Now Project blog to find out why this picture from the first official Meet Up is worth 1000 YEARS!!