Going on an Adventure

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“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. I should think so – in these parts!  We are plain, quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things!  Make you late for dinner.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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There are many more rivers to explore and many miles to wander in this beautiful world.  We have not finished our river journeys. There is Julius Caesar’s Rubicon, the Mekong River, one of the great rivers of SE Asia, and the legendary Amazon River that carries more water than any other river in the world.

For now, I am taking a couple of weeks to share an adventure with my husband and son.   I am uncertain whether I will be able to access the internet on a regular basis, even though I am equipped with a new iPhone that I know very little about.  I confess that I have not attained the level of proficiency to access WordPress.  I am going to use this time to stretch my knowledge of technology.

We are all on a remarkable adventure, we call life.  Over the past months, I have come to realize that we may be on opposite sides of the world, yet we are travelling the same path.

Safe travels….and remember….

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


86 thoughts on “Going on an Adventure

  1. Wishing you a wonderful travel! I will be looking forward to your wonderful photos and journeys 😀

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    • Thank you for your encouraging words – let’s see if I can figure out how to use my iPhone to keep in contact!!! 🙂

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      • It’s a very useful gadget and if my granny managed to learn it, I bet you would, too 😀 Good luck!~

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    • I am learning to speak gently to my new phone! They call them smart phones – maybe the “smartness” will transfer to me. I will have a full progress report! Thank you for your encouragement!!!

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  2. We will always walk together in spirit wherever we each may be in the world. Have a lovely break with your husband and son, dear Rebecca. Blessings for safe travels. ♥

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    • Well said – “we always walk together…” I am a homebody at heart, and yet, home will always be where there are family and friends. Thank you for your blessings for safe travels. So glad that we are connected!!!

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    • Oh Maggie – I’m really an uneasy traveler. I’m already concerned about going on the plane. If we were meant to fly, we would have wings, wouldn’t we???? I’m packing my books, music and taking a deep breath when we lift off! 🙂

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    • Thank you!!! I am going to keep “on-line” somehow so that I can keep up with your adventures….

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  3. Great advice from Tolkien, Rebecca with which to start your vacation, and voyage of adventure. May you be showered with sunshine, pardon the pun, hard to resist, but said with the best of intentions, and so as to start with a little chuckle. Enjoy, dear friend ! See you in a couple of weeks. JJ

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    • You have a wonderful way with words. I’m going river hunting….stay tuned. 😆

      “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus

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  4. Hi Rebecca: Have a great vacation! Where are you going? Let me go and find you, ha ha. Travel safe and have fun!

    I will miss you and your posts! I always have something to learn from you every day!

    Enjoy your trip…perhaps we will see you somewhere. No WP, no internet….you would love it!

    Denise

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    • I am going to try one of two posts while I’m away so that you can guess where I am….

      “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
      ― Ursula K. Le Guin

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    • Thank you so much – I am one of the hesitant adventurers, very much like Bilbo Baggins. And yet…the world awaits us! And that gives me comfort.

      “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Anaïs Nin

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  5. I started posting to WordPress using the iPhone before I did it directly from my computer. I must say it isn’t as intuitive, but it is possible to stay in touch that way. Just keep things simple, and you will be fine. We’ll be anxious to see what you are seeing, so don’t be shy about trying it out. Give it a whirl before you leave home, so you can do it in a relaxed atmosphere to get the hang of it. Bon Voyage! ;->

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    • You have inspired me, Adin! You keep on line with all of your travelling adventures – so I’m thinking that it may be possible for me, too!!! There is always something new to learn along the way….

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    • Thank you!!! I’m so glad that we are connected. Stay tuned – I’m looking for rivers along the way….:)

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    • Stay tuned – I have a feeling that I will be able to post using my iPhone…I learn something new everyday!

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  6. Have a wonderful trip. I know you will be a fearless flyer in the end. And the worpress app is very easy to use for posting on the go. You’ll be able to keep track of all of us too 🙂

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    • I feel that I am finally in the “fast” lane with the rest of you fearless smartphone users. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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      • Today’s technology is amazing, isn’t it. Btw, I keep meaning to ask you which camera you use to get such great photos?

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      • I use a very simple camera! The Canon PowerShot SX 240 HS. It goes with me everywhere because I want to document the progress of life in the moments that slide by so quickly that my mind forgets the nuances. And when I need inspiration, I always look at the quotes by Ansel Adams.

        “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
        ― Ansel Adams

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      • Yes the Powershots are an excellent range – I have an older model. And combined with your creative skills & eye for colour, it’s a winning combination!

        Plus now, of course, you’ll be able to take great pics on your phone too & post them on the go 🙂

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    • Thank you!!! I’m joining the mobile team! I’m going to try to post using my iPhone!!! Wish me luck…. 🙂

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  7. I want to get a I-phone but I do not now how to use it is really funny, have a great time and is always good to take time off.

    If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.Enoch Powell

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    • I don’t know how to use my iPhone either!!! My old phone gave up and expired, so now I’m learning all over again. And it feels great!! 🙂 Thank you for your visit.

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  8. You have mastered the i-phone because you have sent me messages! You are too clever to be mystified by anything my friend. Hope you are having a wunderbar time!!!

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    • I have figured out how to read blogs and make comments! Now I will attempt at a post in the next few days! Going mobile keeps us in touch wherever we are!!!

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    • Thank you! Our adventures have started early in the morning and ended well into the evening! I have wanted to blog as I go but I am in and out of WIFI. Your visits are very much appreciated.

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  9. I hardly can’t wait your incredible adventures story when you return home my friend. I am sorry for not revisiting your amazing blogs recently. Good luck !

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  10. Hope you are doing well Clanmother , I have been so busy lately . The first thing after coming back to the blog , I checked for your blog . Enjoy your travel 🙂

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    • And I just found you on Instagram – I am going to tag along on your adventures! Looking forward to returning to blogging. Your comments are very much appreciated… 🙂

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  11. Hope you some wonderful travels and experiences, also with the iphone! 🙂
    Big hug ♥
    Dina

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    • My dear friend! How wonderful to read your message! I am responding via iPhone.I have learned so much over these last three weeks. Looking forward to returning to blogging and home! Thank you for your good wishes – many hugs!

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      • Congratulations, dear Rebecca♥ – you’re doing this so well. I have very silly fingers when I write on the iphone :-). Get home safely, wishing you a light and bright start.
        Big hug across the Pond
        Dina

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    • Thank you! It was fabulous! I am home and now looking through all of my photos. As Ansel Adams once said:

      “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

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