Then there was the decision to explore the Mississippi River. It took many forms and changed constantly as we got to know this 2350 mile river in more depth. Driving both sides, walking the cities, biking the northern section, canoeing, small boats, paddlewheels, excursions up the Atchafalaya and the Ohio all gave us a dizzying perspective and kaleidoscope of images and thoughts. Nikki Jeske designed a wonderful website for us, but it too was up for renewal and we decided to go the facebook way with that too. Full Length Mississippi keeps telling the story and we keep going back and learning more. We never thought we would end up with a job, but here we are Riverlorians; we not only got a job, we learned a new word.
But these two events do not tell out lives. Our five grandkids, our three children, our career at the Audubon Center of the North Woods where I was the founding director and worked 38 1/2 years are all part of our story. Our college students, our trip participants, the places we go and the things we see continue to expand our world. Our Spanish daughter, our Italian daughter, the kids who lived with us at various times are all part of who we are. So how do we make this website work? We will share bits and pieces of what we do. For example, we will share stories about our latest adventure in the Baja where Kate touched a gray whale and I got to see the geology from a small plane.
It is our hope that you will check in with us. See what is going on and join us for some eclectic travel!