Tag Archives: adventure

“beauty is not caused. it is.” – emily dickinson

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moll’s gap –

last july

on the road from kenmare to killarney in county kerry, ireland

happy st. patrick’s day to all.

“to love beauty is to see light.”

-victor hugo

photo credit: thanks for the brilliant photo and good company, k. schmidt

holdouts.

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the last holdouts at the grandies’ slumber party at peaches’ (my) cottage.

cousins, cartoons, baby golf, talking dogs, books,

made-up group stories, pizza, mac ‘n cheese, apple juice, suckers,

stuffed animals, laughing, whispers,

sleeping bags, pillows, pj’s, flashlights,

and not much sleep.

“no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.”

-author unknown

omsorg.

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our latest ikea experience

was spent looking for a few cool things

we didn’t even know we needed or what they were exactly

but

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it was really all just an excuse to spend the afternoon

finding secret shortcuts

through this blue and yellow warehouse of good stuff

by using the trial and error approach,

good guesses, maps, fancy footwork

and leaps of faith

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 what a grand adventure it turned out to be

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 (and we even ended up with the omsorg of our dreams as an unexpected bonus.)

“what romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than

finding the right road empirically, following one’s nose, taking shortcuts.”

-italo calvino

puzzled.

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headed off to the puzzle house 

to try out an ‘escape room adventure’

just going in was a bit scary

and i thought

we might have to escape right away

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but

eight of us

ventured in

and

read a story

memorized details

then used

codes that we had to translate and crack

 black lights

a laser

a microscope

a tangram puzzle

a piñata head

hidden and found things

boxes

math

logic

wild guesses

opinions

ideas

sweat

spiders

stars

moons 

crystals

locks

a lot of darkness

and a little bit of wit

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we had one hour and made it through two rooms

never got into the third

but

what an adventure

and

eight of us ventured back out.

 

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“there are always wonderful mysteries to confront.”

-david e.

family, food and football.

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who knew that ordering

a new grocery delivery service 

would lead to a commercial

and

a visit from

detroit lions’ player, golden tate

when he turned out to be

the surprise delivery guy?

another fun life adventure

for my middle daughter h, and her family.

“i’ll try anything. what are they gonna do, kick me out of show business?”

-penny marshall