To Find A Rock Posts

April 22

I’m sitting in the kitchen of the house we are renting in Crete. My toes frozen on the cold marble floor; Crete is not warm in April. We have decided to slow down for 10 days, my fatigue is catching up with me and I need to regroup before Derek…

April 13

I’m sitting on a rooftop as the call to prayer echos off the mountainsides around us. We have done a large loop of the Northwestern side of Turkey and I am deeply, and madly in love. I am already plotting my return. From Sirince, we moved south and spent a…

April 6

Crossing the Aegean by ferry, mountains begin to appear out of the mist. The sky darkens and lightening flashes around our boat. I am very glad I am not one of the sailboats in the bay. The feeling as we boat past these stunning mountains is one of familiarity and…

April 5

Stepping off the plane into Rhodes, Greece was such a contrast to stern Berlin. We were warmly greeted by the man at the car rental place and he was thrilled at my attempts to speak a few words of Greek. Everyone here calls the girls “princess” and high fives them…

April 1

It’s 1:30 am and all three of us are wide awake, despite spending the day wandering through 3 museums. Jet lag is really kicking our butts this time! The trip was smooth though barfy, with T managing to throw up all over the hotel room in Vancouver before we even…

March 31

Four years ago, our trip didn’t end in Belgium as the last post on the blog might suggest, but two weeks later in Poland. I figured since we are off to Europe for round two I should at least finish off the last trip by adding some highlights. We caught…

July 7

The last campsite on our journey is a sleepy little place on the grounds of a chateau. We are across the channel from Briton on the French side of the French-Belgian border, and the campsite is filled with British tourists. We feel done with France and decide to spend the…

July 4

Mont St Michel rises from the landscape like something out of “Game of Thrones” or some Tolken-like story. You can see it rising above everything else in the vicinity from 50 km out, and as you approach the magnificence, the grandeur of the Mont becomes overwhelming. It is huge and…

June 21
June 18

The misty rain that descends upon us as we cross the Pyrenees evaporates into crystalline blue sky and a wave of heat. We bask in the hot sun entering the car as we move southwards into Spain, straining at the windows for a glimpse of the Mediterranean.  We are in…