Going on an Adventure

“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

Adventure

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 Comments

  1. Nessy San says:

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

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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      1. Nessy San says:

        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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      2. Clanmother says:

        You made my day!!! Thank you so much for your encouragement!!! 🙂

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  2. LaVagabonde says:

    Have a wonderful adventure. 🙂 And good luck with the tech.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  3. Gallivanta says:

    This is very exciting news; have a wonderful adventure.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I’ll be keeping in touch, one way or the other…I don’t like missing your posts!!! 🙂 Hugs!

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      1. Gallivanta says:

        Yes, we will want to know that you have mastered (mistressed?) WordPress on your iPhone 😉

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I was thinking of this quote as I was trying to figure out how to download the WordPress App!!!
        “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Albert Einstein

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  4. izzysagenda says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  5. Enjoy your adventure

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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      1. Just remember, flying is safer than driving and relax… Books and music always help too 🙂

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      2. Clanmother says:

        Thank you!!! Have packed my ipod and books! As they say: no risk, no reward…. 🙂

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  6. richhell says:

    Have fun on your next adventure!

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    1. Clanmother says:

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

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  7. I’ll be watching rio jama to see if you three round the bend today; if so, there’s a shrimp feast pendimg!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I’m taking the magic carpet ride! And I love shrimp… Hugs!!!

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  8. fournier0917 says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  9. friendlytm says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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      1. friendlytm says:

        Ok, I will not be good in guessing. Have fun! Waiting for your next post!

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  10. sufiways says:

    Such an inviting photo. Venture forth; the world awaits the adventurer.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  11. toemailer says:

    Have a great time! 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so much – I’m going to keep connected!!! 🙂 So enjoy your posts.

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  12. judilyn says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!! I just uploaded the WordPress app on my iPhone. I’m so excited!!! 🙂

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      1. judilyn says:

        Look forward to seeing your continued posts. I am sending this from my iPhone! So easy.

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I am ready to take on the world…..!!!!

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      3. judilyn says:

        And a fine job you’ll do of it!

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  13. adinparadise says:

    Have a wonderful time on your adventures, Rebecca. 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  14. Have a great adventure Rebecca – I’ll be looking out for your posts when you return! 😀

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    1. Clanmother says:

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

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I’m going to be checking in on my blogger friends!!! Hugs!!!

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  15. Ms Frances says:

    Have a great holiday. You will be so missed. Sending love.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  16. 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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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      1. 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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      2. Clanmother says:

        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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      3. 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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      4. Clanmother says:

        I’ll be adding that to my list of things to learn on the plane…. 😆

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  17. I hope you and your husband are enjoying your holiday…blessings!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  18. Doris says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  19. cindy knoke says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  20. Have a great time Rebecca and Family 🙂 🙂

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  21. ciao! just the best quote. life is an adventure…enjoy every moment that this adventure brings you!
    thebestdressup

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  22. 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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    1. Clanmother says:

      You always make my day! Looking forward to retuning to blogging. It is time to come home! 🙂

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      1. Woohoo… I like to hear it ! 🙂

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      2. Clanmother says:

        Thank you!!!! I’ll be back in a few days and looking forward to catching up with everyone! 🙂

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  23. 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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  24. Dina says:

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

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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      1. Dina says:

        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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      2. Clanmother says:

        Second star to the right and straight on till morning!!! Hugs going back to you….

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  25. Dear Clanmother
    Hey Love your blog always ,I have nominated your blog for Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 http://reshumalhotra.com/2013/09/13/versatile-blogger-award/

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    1. Clanmother says:

      You are such a special friend! Thank you so much for your nomination. I am honoured! I am glad that we are connected – that is the best award of all!!! 🙂

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      1. Such a joy to know you dear Clanmother. 😀

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I feel the very same way, my dear friend!!! 🙂

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  26. Enjoy, it sounds fabulous!!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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      1. Wow!! How incredibly true!! Looking forward to seeing the photographs!

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