Back to the Beginning

We are back in the land of changing autumn foliage and endless sporting events. Abraham is back at college; Matiu has taken his PSATs; Dani has just turned 12. Seven is cycling and playing tennis outside while he still can. He and I are renovating my father’s old workshop, turning it into an office so that I can move out of the basement. I have started on the new book. We think, often of our amazing trip, but visions like this:

Pacific island

and this:

hawaiian forest

Have, of necessity, given way to this:

Autumn Lincoln

and this:

yellow maple leaves

If you are coming late to the story and would like to read this blog—an account of our 27,000-mile journey across the Pacific and back—in its entirety, click the link below and you will be redirected the beginning of the tale. Bon voyage!


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4 thoughts on “Back to the Beginning”

  1. Hi
    A wonderful journey, presented in a way that made
    me want to be there, with travel poster pictures.
    Congratulations in putting it together and securing the sponsorship.
    Win – win, all around.

  2. Roses, agapanthus and pungas! Surely that’s New Zealand!
    Your travels were wonderful to read, and I got a vicarious thrill (and not a little homesickness) following your Pacific adventures.
    Looking forward to that annual dinner party in the latter part of winter.
    Best wishes!

  3. Chrissie… glad that you’re taking over Larry’s shop.. a much better use for the structure than the past few years. The accommodations for artwork storage might be compromised (and we know that the basement isn’t great for that)… but I’ll bet that space could be found in Dorothy’s studio… given proper shelving and as long as it was out of her way.
    Keep in touch, I’m a supporter.

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