Month: April 2015

Faun – Andro

Wow, what a powerful song to get the day going. Let the rhythm of the drums ground you and the passion of the pipes send your spirit soaring.

The Earth is Our Mother – Libana

A beautiful chant to learn and sing…today and every day.

The Voice of Our Earth

On this Earth Day, spend a few minutes listening to the voice of our mother planet as she sings to you.

In the land of frozen custard

Well, this is the end of day two in the land of frozen custard. I had neither the time nor the energy to blog last night, so here is a condensed account of the past two days. 

We arrived in Greenfield, a town in the outskirts of Milwaukee, and headed straight to Kopp’s for a frozen custard.

What is frozen custard, you might ask? It just so happens to be the richest, thickest, most decadent kind of ice cream known to humanity. 

The photo above depicts a Kopp’s single scoop, and one of the featured flavors yesterday was macadamia nut.  

Just the sound of that takes me back to the shores of Oahu. 

Macadamia nut. 

This custard was jam packed with nuts and well worth the $2.50 price tag. 

In a word…yum!

We then headed across the street to my favorite record store on earth, the Exclusive Company. 

Oh my music-loving heart. 

  

Mr LaVeaux and I spent a short amount of time grabbing up additions to our vast music collection. I found a rare album by Marc Almond that I have been craving to find. Got a Plasmatics disk and the new album by Björk, too. My hubby found some amazing prog rock disks and we left with a bag full ‘o music. 

Needless to say, I was in a state of aural bliss. 

We headed to the family home and went out to dinner then crashed. 

This morning we took Mama LaVeaux to the Green Bay Area to visit the grave of her late husband. It was a day of bonding and laughter, tears and joy. The day came and went as yesterday did, and I find myself exhausted and barely able to keep my eyes open. 

Tomorrow is another day with new adventures. Here’s to a good night’s sleep tonight. 

Twelve hours on the road with four more to go

At 6:30am EDT, our trip commenced from the sunny, warm spring state of Georgia. 

Car packed and tunes on the stereo, Mr LaVeaux and I set out on our annual trip to see the LaVeaux family. 

We watched the Easter morning sunrise, pictured above. Surprisingly, we had clear, sunny weather the whole drive. 

So our day-long journey toward southern Wisconsin lands us in the sleepy outskirts of Danville, Illinois. We have a room at the Holiday Inn, one of a small handful of hotels off of Interstate 74 North. 

This is just a place to sleep and rest tonight so that we can hit the road again early tomorrow. 

The only restaurant in this area is a Big Boy, complete with a Big Boy out front. I’ve not seen one of these in years. 

There is not much to share…nothing exciting, anyway. Getting lost in Indianapolis was the only highlight of our day but it isn’t a bit blog-worthy so I will spare you the details. 🙂

Till tomorrow!  

A whirlwind all a’blowing and I’m sitting here thinking “whaaaaat?”

Well it’s been just about forever since I posted anything. Life has a way of keeping me busy.

I bet you can relate. 

Mr LaVeaux and I are about to make our annual trip to Wisconsin to see his family. We’ve had to face a sudden job change situation at his place of employment and need to get away while the getting’s good. 

It couldn’t happen at a better time for me, personally. I need a bit of a vacation pretty desperately!

I sit back and reflect on this insane past week and realize that when I release my burdens to the Cosmos and work on staying in the present moment, I see that things do tend to work themselves out in the long run. 

Hence the impromptu vacation. 

While I am away, I intend to post pictures and share about the places we will go. There are so many things to see and do on a 16 hour road trip. 

Who knows. Maybe I will become inspired to do some travel blogging?

See you on the road.