Port of Call

The island inks that paint our arms,
Our quiet strength and worldly charms…

TOTD – The Dragon

It is still one of the most technical rides, on one of the most dangerous roads in the world. And it is worth every second.

TOTD – Devil’s Triangle

The Devils Triangle, just north of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the mountains of the Cumberland Plateau, is made up of some of the most unusual two-lane twisty roads in eastern Tennessee.

TOTD – Foothills Parkway & GSM Loop

The Foothills Parkway is 33 miles of paved and maintained road that follows the Smoky Mountain ridgeline from US 129 to Walland, Tennessee. It winds through the Nantahala National Forest and provides spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains to the east, and the Cumberland Mountains to the west.

TOTD – Cherohala Skyway & Dragon Loop

Referred to as “The Mile-High Legend” their tag line is “A Drive Above The Clouds”.

TOTD – Robbinsville, NC

US 129 runs right through Robbinsville, though the Dragon is some 30 minutes south of town. If it didn’t, Robbinsville may well not exist at all.

How to Unplan a Trip

This upcoming trip, I had decided to pass the baton. There were only three of us and the date was easy. I welcomed the chance to not be burdened with the detail and minutia of planning things.

Stubborn or Stuck

I was torn between the English and Metric systems of measure. Two systems that rail against each other in their efforts to complete the same tasks. There is no simple conversion for any units of measure.

Where Are We Going?

Hard to sleep the night before.
Always harder, not knowing.
With the rising sun we’ll leave,
I wonder where we’re going.

Fluent in 14 Languages

We have always been able to communicate with each other beyond any language barrier. It becomes this subtle dance of gesture and pantomime. Moving your hand across the other as if holding a pen to indicate you want to write something or would like your meal’s check. Pointing at something in the market and touching your wallet to inquire how much it costs. A whole stage full of charades played out to convey what the other is saying.

Crosswalk

Sharing my Journey of Faith and Experience

BLOSSOM READS

Cherish every moment

Rtistic

I speak my heart out.

UnderthePhilosotree

Connecting philosophy to the world around us

PoeticBelle by Srishti Mundhra

Dichotomy | Contrast | Life

D.C. Gilbert

Award-winning Author. Veteran. Patriot. Martial Artist.

Finding Life

Scribbled pieces of life

Rum and Robots

We Survived and Arrived - Now as Warriors We Thrive

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Wild Scared Crazy

It's an uncertain life!

Omnia Caelum... Poetry, Art, Music

Live like you would die tomorrow, learn like you would live forever! (Gandhi) All artwork, music and photography is of my creation and all are originals if not otherwise stated.