Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Words of Wisdom ~ 03.24.10

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning,
but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
                                                                          ~Maria Robinson

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kudos to the Great Green Wolf!

Since I have a winter birthday, we go away to an indoor waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge, for the weekend every year.  It's not too far, and we only stay one night, but it's perfectly sized for the little ladies and so much fun!
Every year I'm more and more impressed with where we stay! Great Wolf has been doing some serious "greening up" of the hotel and water park.  I love walking into a hotel that has recycling stations for paper, plastic, glass, and cans all around the levels and in the rooms, as well.  They ask you to reuse linens and bath towels, and to turn the lights off and the a/c if you aren't in the room.
In fact, they are the first and only hotel chain to have all it's U.S. properties "Green Seal Certified ~ Silver."

So, hooray for Great Wolf Lodge!!
One mini-vacation that truly leaves you feeling environmentally refreshed! To read more about this great hotel & water park's green policies, click HERE!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Words of Wisdom ~ 03.10.10

"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after,
and changed my ideas;
they've gone through and through me,
like wine through water,
and altered the colour of my mind."
                                                                        ~ Emily Brontë

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Row Katie, Row! Almost finished!

Sixty-one (61!) days of rowing alone in the Atlantic ocean and Katie is nearing the coast of French Guiana! It's hard to believe that the girl I met back in November, is the girl in that boat.   It's hard to believe that the boat I saw in November, is the trusty vessel that has carried her all these days.

I admire her in so many ways. Reading her twitters and updates show what an amazing person she truly is! Alone at see for 61 days and her humor never falters, she is in awe of the nature around her, and despite the aches and pains, seems like she is having a world of fun.  Her website explains it all. Click on RowForWater to find out all about Katie and her personal trek to help fund safe drinking water projects! Go Katie!

My co-worker (who? whom? has been instrumental in the logistics of getting her vessel to Dakar & back) updated us yesterday with Katie's final destination.  Instead of French Guiana, they are now aiming for Georgetown in Guyana.  It will add at least another 10 days of rowing for Katie.  I wonder how she feels about that.  I wonder if I would be ready to go back to our imperfect world after seeing all the beauty she has along this journey.

Like the cool sea turtle...
or the resident dorados...
or gorgeous sunsets every night...
What a fun and wild trip to take on.
Godspeed Katie!
(ALL photos taken by Katie Spotz)