Happy Birthday Michigan

Happy Birthday Michigan! I couldn't have dreamed of starting my Big Adventure anywhere other than in Michigan, and I'm happy today to wish this beautiful state a happy 180th birthday! I was born in Lapeer, Michigan and ever since I can remember, Michigan is always where I have considered "home". Sure I have lived in … Continue reading Happy Birthday Michigan

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Thank you Michigan

Before I get ready to move on to the next state along my adventure, it's only fitting to look back at my time in Michigan. I couldn't have started in a better state, and those of you I met there and or helped me out along my way, will never be forgotten. I launched on … Continue reading Thank you Michigan

The Bridge and the Roller Coaster

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." ~Mr. Rogers Well this week has taken me to the top of the mountain, and then tumbling back down. I guess it's good to stay humble and the trip this week, made sure it did just that for … Continue reading The Bridge and the Roller Coaster

None But the Brave

"Who's that man who thinks He can decide, whose dreams will live And whose shall be pushed aside" ~Bruce Springsteen Today is Independence Day. A day that is always filled with barbecues, ball games, fireworks and American Flags galore. It's a celebration of our country's freedoms and the dream as stated by our founding fathers … Continue reading None But the Brave

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

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?