I had a wonderful and peaceful walk all by myself and absolutely loved it. I thought the trail I took was one that was one used often and I thought because of the covid19 there were cars out and about all over the Merritt Island Refuge. I am not complaining at all about the lack of people there because I liked not seeing anyone. I am very comfortable being alone and actually enjoy it to the fullest. I wish I had more time to myself to just enjoy nature like I was doing for 2 1/2 hours on the Cruickshank Trail. The trail is found off the Black Point Wildlife Drive which is located on the Merritt Island Refuge near Titusville, Florida. I thought that a nice, long hike would help my knee pains go away that I have been having for the past week. I think I pulled a muscle or tore a ligament near my knee cap while I was doing yoga or from sleeping wrong and it has not stopped hurting since. I don't usually use any type of otc meds or prescription meds and haven't for years but I…

All Yall

 king so many. That was my pointless story of the day. Plenty of those to come. Many more from all over the country and from all over the world.

    Today I was talking to a couple of co-workers and we were discussing doing acid, mushrooms, ecstasy, molly, and so on. Well, both of the ladies I was speaking with were both very young. One was 18, the other 21. I was shocked that there was so much of all that still around and so plentiful. I seriously didn't think that acid was still being done as much as it is. I also didn't think that these ladies have done all that they have. But I guess that is me just judging too.
        I have met so many people over the years and it always seems that when I am talking to someone that a whole life story will come out. I enjoy talking to strangers and they seem to want to be friends, so why not? I really do wish I had a memory where I could remember every conversation I have had with all the people I've met ...ever. I embrace and cheri…

It's the Water

Originally posted on 11/2019

    Why do I always feel upset at myself when I change things on the path of my life or if they are altered for me but I always put on a smile and roll with whatever happens. I wouldn't be human if I didn't feel a little bit of hurting on over things changing, but I am working on that small flaw of mine. I am sure that there are some people out there that may say that flaws are horrible and must be corrected immediately but I think they are real and should be embraced and be a learning tool. For real. As I was laying on the beach today I was taken back when I rolled over onto my side and had a realization that I love this world and nature when I turned and saw a rainbow wave with a dolphin jumping over it. It not like I didn't already love nature, but that was a beautiful sight that reminded me of a Trapper Keeper I once owned, and I believe I remember seeing one with a unicorn jumping over a rainbow wave. Oh, the 80s pastels splattered all over…

Finally finding the Gulf

I may have seen the Gulf of Mexico when I was younger, but I really don't remember. I have an Aunt Vicki whom we have visited in Louisiana when I was around 8, I think, but I for real don't remember if we visited any bodies of water. I grew up being surrounded by water, so I guess that makes it difficult to distinguish one ocean from the other. Back to the subject of the Gulf of Mexico in which I will assume, until I am told differently, that I have never dipped my toes (or what I presume is correct: plunge my whole body in) into the nearby waters of the Gulf and I recently did this. It was called Pine Island and that is what I came to near the end of highway 50 which goes east-west across the state of Florida. On one of Saturday adventures I jumped onto 50 and drove until I hit the oddly colored Gulf. Pine Island had a small hidden gem of a beach with white sands, a few palm trees poking out of the sand here and there, and an orange/ green/ teal hue colored water. I'm …

Puddle Jumpers every day, all day.

There is a constant humming sound that is always coming from the sky down here in Florida. It is now like a grandfather clock in my head, meaning you hear it at first but eventually over time it is there but you never hear it. I am not kidding when I say there are a bunch of small engine planes (puddle jumpers, if you didn't know already) that are constantly flying overhead. Back in Charleston, there is the Charleston Airforce base and also Boeing which had the air area constantly being flown with huge cargo planes, military planes, 747's, 797's, mq25's, dreamlifter's and whatever else they make there or store there. Who knows. Anyways it is different here. There is a large airfield with mostly small privately-owned planes which is different to me like it would be different for you if you live elsewhere. There is also another constant sight here in Titusville which is uncommon, and that is the multitude of skydivers here. It seems like every day I can look up at t…

Florida we have arrived!!!

Hafa afai florida!!! 
(Written 3 days ago) yes I know, I'm slack.
Here it is the first day of fall and we have made it to Florida. When we first decided to start traveling it was the plan that we were going to take our time, but plans change and we adapt. We sold our 31' motorhome to go smaller and packed up our minimal belongings and went ahead to Florida to buy a smaller one. I'm going to enjoy every second that I have left to live and I'm going to do whatever it is that needs doing. So here we go on our quest to find a smaller more economical van like home. Yes I'm looking for a new GIMA-TA! πŸ˜‰πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ˜ƒ❤ Hopefully, now it will only be a few months in Florida and then onward towards another place or adventure, or should I say both another place and adventure at the same time.

Spontaneous behavior at its best

Here it is...3 days after our departure date had passed to leave this beautiful city and I'm not the least bit upset about the delay. It was our own doing. And for a damn good reason! We sold our motorhome! Yes, I'm happy, and yes we are continuing with our passion to travel! We decided at the last minute that if we were to continue on our way to travel the country, that we wanted to do it in something smaller. It has been only 8 months of living in this 31' beauty, and we will miss her greatly. The time has been great and we realized after downsizing from a 3 bedroom house, that we are more than capable of downsizing even more. So that became our new present goal that I knew we would succeed at! So yes I'm happy we will soon be headed to Florida to see my mama, to get a smaller Gima-ta (my home in the Chamorro language) and to take life as it comes and to enjoy life as it is. We will do what we please and be spontaneous every step of the way. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ❤πŸ˜ƒ

Cemetery Day

I don't care if you try and deny it, but we all have great feelings for cemeteries, whether it be scared, sad, fascinated, or happy. These places that have forever been on sacred and blessed grounds are in one way or another touching us as we walk through headstone and flower-filled rows of our dead ancestors or newly deceased family. I personally get a feeling of awe. I am fascinated at the decorative mausoleums and headstones that adorn some of the grounds that hold the remains of our loved ones. There are stone angels, animals, Saints, and an array of other interesting things that make me want to go to more cemeteries. I have been to quite a few cemeteries around Charleston (because who wouldn't live here) and there are some old ones with some old dates associated with them and today I forgot there was one that I had never been to for some odd reason. It was the Magnolia Cemetery along with 3 or 4 other one's next door, like the Bethany Cemetery, St. Lawrence Cemetery…

Sweet, sweet Wadmalaw

There aren't too many roads on Wadmalaw but the few long ones there are beautiful ones. Right now the trees are turning green and hanging over the road and the grass is still partially brown with leaves from the"Charleston harsh" winter. There are bright green patches of grass popping out all along the road and it's a happy thing to see spring finally here! (I wrote that paragraph 2 months ago.)
When I was younger I used to only hear about living on Wadmalaw Island and now I am temporarily living here. I've taken rides out to Wadmalaw when I was younger but only half-ass remember them. Those were those long country road rides and this was before there were new houses and condos. It was just small houses all over John's Island, Wadmalaw, Edisto, Ravenel, even Mount Pleasant was considered country at one point. I guess everywhere was all country before humans took it all over.

I have never seen more people care about the roads and trash along the main road o…

74th Guam Liberation Festival

"HITA"-We, Us

                        Hafa adai 
  I am proud to be born on a small amazing island named Guam. There are many different cultures, lifestyles, and histories from many places, but I can truly say that Chamorros (people from Guam and the language) from Guam are the best there will ever be. I have lived in the U.S. since I was 6 so I don't remember home that well,  but I have kept the love in my heart.  There are a number of people that will tell you how wonderful of a place it is and that the people there are the nicest around. (Even better than Charleston)  I have not met a Chamorro that wasn't kind, that wouldn't help a stranger, that has their heart ready to give to anyone. You don't believe me? Go to the next liberation festival near you. You will meet these awesome people immediately because someone will definitely come over and ask if you need help unloading your car, or if you need help putting up your canopy, or …