Stehekin, Washington

August of 2014 finds me in the North Cascades National Park in central Washington State. Having never visited the Pacific Northwest,  I was excited to spend the summer on Lake Chelan, 180 miles east of Seattle and 85 miles from Canada. The village of Stehekin is 50 miles by boat from the nearest town. There is no wireless service and telephones are by satellite. Not conducive to blog posting!

Here are a few shots of Stehekin, breathtakingly beautiful! However, full coverage will need to come at a later date when access to the internet is more dependable.

Best Wishes for many beautiful days to round out your summer. Life is to be lived!

On the Road, Once Again

Dear Girls and Boys!

What a summer it has been! I have been away from the blog for several months, largely due to poor internet access. I hope all is well in your lives.

In my last posts I had hoped to settle in Ithaca, NY for a couple of years to participate in a Buddhist Studies program there. As it turned out, I was a bit early. The Namgyal Institute of Buddhist Studies will be moving into a larger facility possibly by 2015. At THAT time they will offer a workstudy program. Oops, a good idea ahead of its time! 🙂 Therefore I have decided to participate in another Buddhist workstudy program in Colorado. As Colorado is a bit of a drive from New York I am once again on the road.

These photos were taken at Assateague State Park in Berlin, MD. Once in Maryland it is possible to travel a good distance on the islands of the Atlantic Ocean to connect to the Mainland via the 17 mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I recommend this excursion to all you East Coasters. Not so wild ponies and beautiful long clean beaches are worthy of the visit. Now it is onto the Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, CO. I hope to have photos and an update soon.

Blessings and Love for a happy Labor Day holiday. May the “back to school months” bring interesting adventures your way. Namaste

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

The first day of summer is upon us. For me, spring has flown by with cross country travel, en route visiting with friends and family. Blog posting (which requires internet connectivity) has been relegated to a back burner. In the coming days my wish is to have the blog posting back up to full boil!

Carlsbad Caverns is not an off the cuff destination. You have to “really want” to get there by driving 120 miles through absolutely undeveloped country side (meaning no gas stations). I was unsure as to the feasibility of venturing this far off the path to view an underground cave. Not to worry, Carlsbad Caverns is an amazing natural wonder!The interior of the caves is very organized with walk ways, facilities, and tour guides. In the following photos you get a glimpse of the grandeur  and the natural beauty of this national park. We are fortunate in the US to have a system that manages and protects our natural wonders. Our tax dollars do help!  If you find yourself in the southwest of the United States, a visit to the Caverns is worth the effort.

For a full view click back and forth on the photos. Happy Summer!