|Amanda & Norwood in Epcot 2013|
So although this blog has been many different things since I first started it in 2004 (knitting blog, book blog, photo blog, Disney World blog, RV blog, running blog, yoga blog, sailing blog) it is currently a blog of book reviews and writing, photography and yoga. It is also about my husband Norwood and our 11 year old furbaby Maverick. So here is a little more about each of us…
About Our Travels:
Before I tell you more about each of us I just wanted to mention that all three of us very much like to travel and that all three of us have traveled in some pretty neat ways. Currently we are traveling the US in a 40 ft KZ Escalade fifth wheel.
Just before we moved into our KZ Escalade we spent a year sailing around Florida on a 40 ft sailboat. The sailboat was completely self sufficient and contained. We made our own power with solar and our own water with a water maker which would make salt water into drinking water that is better than anything you can get from the tap.
Before the sailboat we had a number of other RVs from fifth wheels to a Vannagon camper. Norwood and I have been traveling since we got together in 2000 and Maverick joined our travels in 2004. Since 2000 we have traveled the entire United States about three times. Now here is a little more about each one of us...
|Amanda at the 2013 Expedition Everest Challenge|
In addition to my interest in 18th Century English literature I enjoy photography and running and as such you may see me from time to time taking photos at various half and full marathons.
Reading, writing and walking are a few of my interests.I also enjoy, yoga and Zen meditation. In 2011-2012 I spent 5 months studying yoga and become RYT200 certified. I also studied to be a level I Reiki healer.
|Norwood Flow Boarding 2013|
Norwood has an MBA and is working on an MS in Information Technology. He is the travel guru in this family having seen so many more places than I. He has also taken on a new role as captain on our very first sailboat. He surfs, sails, kayaks, snowboards and is also an occasional musician. From time to time you will see posts here from Norwood offering advice on travel or alternative energies. Currently his main interests are sailing and alternative energies.
|Maverick May 2013|
Maverick is our ten year old border collie who becomes more spoiled and grumpy each day. We found him seven years ago at the Longmont Humane Society. Although he is not fond of travel he has traveled with us by land and now by sea. He is taking so well to sailboat life that you would think the dog was born a water dog. He does things on the boat that are incredibly brave for such a small guy that amaze us each day.
He is often the subject of home videos posted to You Tube and photographs on Flickr. To see them and find out more check out his very own about page.
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My Online Projects
You will find remnants of me online almost everywhere so here are my and my family’s current blog projects:
Amanda’s Weekly Zen (My web home)
A Visual Zen (Flickr Account)
Climate Change Website Usability (a PhD Group Project)
Notes on Orality & Literacy: A reference for ENG 6800 students
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