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

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?

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

Impossible is Nothing

This Adidas poster hung above my bed through college and the years after I 1st graduated. Its message I took as a reminder to always push myself beyond what I thought I was capable. With hearing of Muhammad Ali's passing, it took me back to seeing this image everyday. It lit an even bigger fire … Continue reading Impossible is Nothing

Movin’ Right Along

What a start to the adventure! A huge shout out to my brother and Cousin, 1st of all for helping get me started in Lexington on Tuesday. Lending a hand with all my gear was no easy task, and it sure made starting with them so much easier. Plus it was nice to paddle out … Continue reading Movin’ Right Along

Friends, Family and Farewells

"There never seems to be enough time, To do the things you want to do, once you find them." For one weekend, I truly knew exactly how Jim Croce must have felt when penciling in that lyric to 'Time in a Bottle'. As excited as I am for the upcoming adventure, I truly wished these … Continue reading Friends, Family and Farewells

The Idea

Less than a week left to go before the start of the adventure. The excitement is building and the plans are finalized. A few final tweaks and it's just about time to get the show on the road...or water I guess I should say. Heading into the final week before launch, the biggest question I … Continue reading The Idea