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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…

Sarah / October 1, 2019

I wrote a recent blog post on receiving that faded, old tupperware with Paul’s cigars. When I finally came to terms with the reality after Irma that all else was gone, those were what I wanted back. Their sweet smell was life, and happiness, and love, on Poet Warrior, who I loved. I still haven’t decided whether I wish Paul…

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Cigars – and love and life…

Sarah / August 13, 2019

That faded old Tupperware is where Paul always kept his good cigars on our boat. The really good ones… like the ones that are too good to actually smoke. I think there is one in there that Morgan Freeman gave him. We lost the boat in Irma almost two years ago, and that crushed us both. We both still desperately…

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Lessons in Refuge Living

So on my third day here, we set out on our first adventure – a two night hiking trip to one of the many remote mountain refuges. Being a newbie, I had much to learn about refuge living.  I chose the Refuge de Loriaz for our adventure. Loriaz has been in its current site since the 1600’s, and the current…

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Skidding to the finish line…

This year, the flight gods decided it would be fun to throw in an obstacle to challenge my perfect record as Crew Chief. I planned this trip for a whole month – which is about 28 days longer than I usually plan trips for, so I was ready! Since Emily and Chris moved to France about six weeks ago –…

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Roots … and vines

So last Christmas, the Baker family enjoyed a really special Christmas all together for the first time in several years. For Paul and me, it was our first Christmas in the new house, and our first Christmas with Gus … who REALLY likes Christmas, it turns out. After we finished opening presents, Emily announces, “We’re moving to France.” So while…

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Introspections

Life with Paul…

Sarah / November 16, 2018

Paul has just returned from Poet Warrior – his first trip since Hurricane Irma.  The storm hit on a Wednesday, and while I will never know for sure, I think he was one of the first to get out of the Islands, on Saturday.    In the days after the storm, as looting and the realities of scarcity and desperation…

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Every Day Life

One … no, wait … Three Blind Mice

So now that I’m back from Europe, I’ve told myself that it’s finally time to finish moving my stuff out of storage.  On Sunday, I brought home a bunch more boxes.  I got to moving stuff around and realized a few hours in that I had bit off more than I intended to, so I was exhausted. Near when I…

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Close to Heaven

I came as close to heaven today as I’ve been yet. Wow … just wow. It is hard to find words to describe it. We left Zermatt early and caught the gondola to Schwarzee to beat the crowds. From there, we climbed up to the Hornlihutt.  The route goes across suspended walkways stuck to the side of the cliff. And…

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Clicking Thru The Bucket List

Today is Day 8 in Europe … and it has been an AWESOME trip!!! If my calculations are correct, I’ve hiked 45.54 miles with 18,767 feet of vertical over 18 hours 28 minutes.  Hopefully my calves and quads are beginning to show it even a fraction as much as they feel it. Two favorite hikes so far.  The first is…

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Travel, Argentiere, Le Chapeau and Amazing Dinner!

Next adventure!  Thanks to this summer’s flight schedule out of the Eagle airport, this trip got of to a SLOW start. After a night in Dallas, I got to the airport early to try to catch up with my friend Maddie on her layover from Houston back to Eagle.  But the flight gods weren’t smiling on her – which just…

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