Writing On The Road…

When I decided to write a blog, I thought it would be easy. Have fun every day. Write a few words each night. Post once a week. No problem.

Obviously that hasn’t happened. So what went wrong?

I’m Having Too Much Fun

Every day is a new adventure. There’s so much to see and do, and I don’t want to miss a moment of it. Given the choice between going back to the hotel and writing, or watching a sunset, the sunset wins every time. We’ve been changing locations every few days, which means even more to see and do. I’ve been given this wonderful opportunity to travel and I’m going to take advantage of it.

I’m Tired

Having fun can be exhausting. I’m not complaining. There is nothing better than your head hitting the pillow when you have had a full day. I’ve never slept so good. Seriously.

We try to be active every day, partly for our health, partly because we like to hike and partly because we want to eat and drink with abandon. Some days we have been a little too active. Like that day we went for a 15 mile hike, took a wrong turn, and had to back track 3 miles up a long hill. As a result, we went for an over 18 mile hike.

We went for a 28 mile bike ride in Napa…stopping only for wine. All we need to do now is find somewhere to swim and we’ve done a triathlon.


Technology troubles are the bane of bloggers everywhere…especially those on the road. Finding an internet connection can be a challenge. Surprisingly, not every hotel has Wi-Fi. Those that do can have sub par connections, or charge exorbitant rates. We’ve had to resort to finding McDonald’s everywhere we go to take advantage of their free Wi-Fi. Thanks, McCafe.

I love my new Surface hybrid tablet/computer…sort of. Whenever something goes wrong, I just don’t know how to fix it. Restart isn’t the fix that it seems to be for regular computers. I can’t just phone a friend back home for tech advice.  I can’t google the solution because…no Wi-Fi!

No More Excuses

We’ve just arrived in San Francisco. We’re here for a week, and starting today I’m going to make my blog a priority…just as soon as I get out and see the Golden Gate Bridge, and  Alcatraz, and Fisherman’s Wharf, and ride the cable cars, and…

Learn More about our plans. Read about our trip to Vancouver, or maybe York?

10 thoughts on “Writing On The Road…

  1. I can totally relate! Internet connections doesn’t change anything, when it’s a beautiful place nothing is worth staying inside for. I’ve resorted to be a 3rd shift blogger..but then, I fall asleep before 9pm on 5 nights in a row! Sigh, I think the answer is one all-nighter to schedule posts for the whole week….


  2. I completely understand. When I went to Japan I had every intent to blog every day. I struggled with getting the blog app to work and managed to get posts up in Facebook, but after long days sightseeing and fighting a bad cold made doing anything other than resting and recharging in the evenings impossible. Have fun and enjoy. There will be time to blog when you get home.


  3. Hello! Amazing post! I’m the Welsh girl you met on the trail, I think you spoke to Dan a fair bit while I was puffing my way up the stairs.
    Dan mentioned that you’d like me to write something for you? I’m up for that!



  4. Merry Christmas, Molly
    Hope you are somewhere really exotic and exciting and having the kind of Christmas adventure you couldn’t get in Edmonton!!! All the best and Happy 2017, Cate


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