Blogs tagged 'destination'

  • Running On the Road

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Traveling brings wonderful opportunities as well as countless unknowns. This requires much more thinking and planning. When I am at home in Michigan, when I want to run I know how far certain loops are, where there are sidewalks and safer areas. When I need accountability, I have friends I can run, walk, swim, snowshoe or cross-country ski with. I know when and where I can take yoga, spin or TRX classes. I have a basement in which I can do fitness DVDs.

    On the road in a 5th wheel, running, hiking


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  • Three Kinds of States

    Posted by  J Tower on Thursday, October 2, 2014

    So far on this trip we have visited 17 different states. Some we have visited for days, some for hours, and some for just minutes.

    As we've scheduled our trip, we've seen that we have to be selective about where we spend our time. One year just isn't long enough to see it all. However, we have noticed that a pattern has emerged. Our experience with each state seems to fit into one of three different categories: states we lived in, states we visited, and states we drove through. Below are my thou



  • 100 days into this adventure…

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    "Crazy pretty much sums it up," Luke responded when asked at church yesterday what he thought about this adventure. It definitely is crazy--crazy good, crazy hard, crazy fun, crazy lonely, and crazy beautiful most of all. There is so much to take in and process, I often struggle to find words to capture what is going on, in our minds, in our hearts, in our truck, and in our 5th wheel. But 100 days into this particular craziness seems worthy of reflection for me.

    I have often been asked what my fa