Family and the Future

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~ Lao Tzu The morning of Wednesday Day 29 couldn't have been more exciting for me. Waking up, I knew my 1st scheduled trip visitors were coming to see me...The Boswell Family. They had been talking with me for a couple weeks … Continue reading Family and the Future

My Big Reward

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."~ Saint Augustine Today marks day 29 of my Big Adventure as I am coming to 1 month out on the beautiful Lake Huron. Each day has made me dig a little deeper to find out … Continue reading My Big Reward

The Rainbow Connection

"My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there. ~Jim Henson" Since I was little, I have always been fascinated by dreamers. It started with a little frog voiced by the incredible Jim Henson, singing a simple song about dreaming beyond what others just call illusions. Hearing songs from John … Continue reading The Rainbow Connection

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." ~Abraham Lincoln Each day of this trip continues to teach me something new. From one day to the next, it is about constantly learning, improving and making this trip my own. Many people can tell you the … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Rain, Rain Go Away

Day 15 may not have made much progress in the way of paddling away the miles, but it sure did go along way in refueling my mind and body. After calling Oscoda, Michigan home for the past 24 hours, I can truly say I landed on a great beach! After paddling for right around 11 … Continue reading Rain, Rain Go Away

Finding the Groove

  "One day you will wake up and there won't be anymore time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." ~Paul Coelho Today marks the two week point of the Big Adventure, and not a day has gone by that I haven't had to pinch myself, to remind myself this is all … Continue reading Finding the Groove

Where were we?

Welcome back as I'm happy to finally be posting another update to the Big Man, Big Adventure. After an awesome stay at the Lighthouse County Park (thanks again to the amazing Sue and Brian), it was time to hit the water on day 9. It was hard turning down an offer for 1 more cozy … Continue reading Where were we?

My Grandpa

Today isn't about me.  It's not about my adventure, my sponsors, friends or even family. Today is about the man who meant more to me than anything. My best friend, my role model, my Grandpa. My Grandpa is the man I grew up trying to model myself after. Ever since I was 4 years old, … Continue reading My Grandpa

Digging deep

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe Stowe's words perfectly sum up my last few days of the Big Adventure. 2 days ago on Day 6, I left Harbor Beach and set out for Port Hope. I wouldn't realize how spoiled I had … Continue reading Digging deep

The Walt Grace

"And for once in his life, it was quiet;     As he learned how to turn in the tide." About 3 years ago, I road tripped to Pensacola Beach. There for the 1st time I saw something that captivated me, and I knew right then and there..."I have to get one of those". It … Continue reading The Walt Grace