There was a compelling force within me, driving me forward, demanding that I push on. Riding a bicycle always does this to me. It gives me the freedom to explore and the exhilaration of discovery in a way that only bicycling can provide. As I rode up a Taiwanese mountain valley thru a lush, thick […]
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Why do people leave water bottles at roadside shrines in Argentina? Shrines for Difunta Correa can be large and elaborate or plain and simple. There are many shrines built alongside the roads in Argentina. Many of them are shrines built in memory of those killed in auto accidents, others are for Gaucho Gil, and still […]
Palenque is one of the most important Mayan cities in southern Mexico. It was a huge ceremonial center and served peasants from an enormous region. We’ve all heard of the huge, elaborate Mayan cities scattered through southern Mexico and Guatemala, but the truth of the matter is that the Mayan people didn’t live in cities […]
Why are there red flags on roadside shrines in Argentina? Gauchito Gil and Difunta Correa are “defacto” saints of Argentina Throughout Argentina, you will find red shrines on the side of the road with red flags flying around them. These are shrines to Gaucho Gil. Although Gaucho Gil is not an official saint in the […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.