Independent People

Mom’s favorite book is An Independent People by Halldor Laxness.  We went on a quest to stay on a sheep farm and imagine ourselves as characters in the book. Mom took to the newborns right away.



Although Miles preferred to be Egill Sallagrimsson’s (Iceland’s most famous Viking and Poet) brother, Thorolf (the handsome one)



One Year Later..

We returned to the US last May 1.  On our way home we stopped at a Regatta in Worcester, MA.  Although it is just Miles and Mom, we were lucky to leave again on May 1, 2015.  This time our first stop was the Regatta in Worcester, MA.  Here we watched our favorite Coastie, daughter and sister row20150502_093024.   IMG_92871

Mom, Miles and Karisa in Providence, RI

Parent Stuff….

We arrived to electrical turned off, fines for abandoned cars(a long story), and having to return two used cars we bought the first week we were back.  Mom said the good news is the bank wants to loan us money to continue our journey!20140521_152640


A Stop in New London, CT

After a 9 hour flight from Cape Town to Dubai…then a 10 hour layover….then a 13 hour flight to Boston we rented a car and drove 2 hours to New London, Connecticut. There we  went to watch Karisa, our sister, in a regatta.  We got to meet her friends and tour her college, the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Sossusvlei, Namibia

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Sossusvlei is a National park that is famous for it’s sand dunes.


It also has the most photographed dead trees in the world.



We watched the sunrise on dune #42 and then climbed Big Daddy (the biggest dune in the park that you can walk on). We didn’t get to the dune until 11:00 am. Even though the sand burnt our feet, running down was the best part of the day. It seemed as if we would never get to the bottom.