My 1st Lock

There are days you get excited for what lies ahead on an adventure. Tuesday was one of those days for me. Waking up at about 7AM, I knew I would get my chance to lock through my 1st ever lock and dam! With my awesome new friends Bev and Whitney from the Fat Boy's floating … Continue reading My 1st Lock

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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

Looking for More

"Maybe there's more than the treasures we secure That become heavy chains, to sink us in tidal waves." ~Brian Fallon It sounds cliche so often when people say that life is more than money. It's more than just accumulating things and what you do for a living that defines who you are. The reason it's … Continue reading Looking for More

The Break

The Break was much needed! After having a rough stretch dealing with the trouble losing my fin, then the replacement...getting away from the water for a few days was a good option. Getting to see my parents in Frankfort was so needed. They might not always hear that I appreciate all the little things they … Continue reading The Break

Beating the Heat

It's 12:30am. I'm laying in my tent trying to convince myself to get up to take a leak. It has been 51 days and my body was letting me know it for sure. I knew the Great Lakes would be one of the biggest tests of the trip, and after a big day battling headwinds … Continue reading Beating the Heat

My Bad Day

I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. ~Patch Adams The day was going perfect. The sun was out. The waves were huge, and I had just remembered how to be a kid in Lake Michigan. Snorkling, swimming and diving in wave after wave...it gave me a rush...and the … Continue reading My Bad Day

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

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