How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. – Henry David Thoreau
  • We know it seems a bit vain and self-absorbed to have a look-at-us-and-all-the-stuff-we’re-seeing website. However, when we started telling people about this little trek, many were genuinely interested and wanted to know more, see pictures, and follow along.  Rather than clutter facebook with more pictures and updates (which I’m sure we will still do), we thought setting up this site might be a more elegant solution.  Our intention is to update it as often as we have a story to tell.  Alas, our lives are littered with unrealized intentions, so we’ll see what happens. We hope you enjoy it. – T & JM


  • We know the difference between it’s and its, there and their and they’re, and effect and affect (ok, we’re admittedly still fuzzy on the last one).  However, neither of us is an English major, and we’ll often be updating this site after walking 20 miles, dodging cars, avoiding driving off of a cliff, and who-knows what else.  So, if you find a grammatical or spelling error, please don’t assume we’re idiots.  However, you are welcome to publicly criticize us and, more importantly, point out what we did wrong so we can correct it. -T & JM


  • I like quotes.  Some people find them pretentious and annoying.  Some find them inspiring.  I’m in the latter group.  I’m not a journalist, so I find that others often say things better, with more eloquence, and more succinctly than I ever could.  I try to research my quotes to ensure that I’m crediting the proper person.  If you find a quote that is incorrect or attributed to the wrong individual, please let me know and I’ll get it corrected. – JM


  • We love reading your comments.  We will be thrilled if you decide to post something on this site. However, please share your political preferences and comments on another site.  We want this site to be a positive place to visit that everyone can enjoy.  Unfortunately, there are few things more divisive than politics.  Thanks! – T & JM
John-Michael Elmore