Hi, We're Larry and Kaye Richardson from N Little Rock, Arkansas.  Mid-sixty retired couple married over 40 years trying to balance caring for an elderly parent, playing with grandchildren who live far away, and living a fun-filled-adventure-packed-still-crazy-about-each-other-life around the world. That's our 30 second elevator speech! You can stop here if you wish! For the long version, keep reading!

Hi, We're Larry and Kaye Richardson from N Little Rock, Arkansas. 
Mid-sixty retired couple married over 40 years trying to balance caring for an elderly parent, playing with grandchildren who live far away, and living a fun-filled-adventure-packed-still-crazy-about-each-other-life around the world. That's our 30 second elevator speech! You can stop here if you wish! For the long version, keep reading!

"Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

"Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

What a great quote from The Summer Day by Mary Oliver! Well, when you put it that way, what am I planning to do with my one and only wild and precious life??? Makes you think, doesn't it? Am I doing what I want? Am I living my best life? Have I let myself be boxed in by the expectations of others, by the "norm", or by my own interpretation of what I think I should do? We finally realized that's exactly what we had done - all of the above! And it's not that we weren't happy. We were. Maybe we just outgrew our box.

 

 

Things aren't always what they seem, are they! Your favorite white sands beach? Nope! White Sands New Mexico

Things aren't always what they seem, are they! Your favorite white sands beach? Nope! White Sands New Mexico

Don't have room for more seating in your restaurant? Why not put some tables and chairs on a bridge between buildings? Literally thinking ourside the box! There I am in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico!

Don't have room for more seating in your restaurant? Why not put some tables and chairs on a bridge between buildings? Literally thinking ourside the box! There I am in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico!

Have an alley between buildings? Make it beautiful as they do in Siem Reap, Cambodia! BTW, you can still ride your motor scooter down the alley!

Have an alley between buildings? Make it beautiful as they do in Siem Reap, Cambodia! BTW, you can still ride your motor scooter down the alley!

I guess the point of this post is to encourage thinking about things in different ways. Travel has helped us look at people and places and situations and ourselves differently. It's fun to see how innovative people can be, and although we aren't there yet, we feel ourselves growing and stretching beyond the tidy little box we built for ourselves over the past 40 or so years. To quote Galinda from Wicked, "so let's get started cause we've got an awfully long way to go!"

12 Places You MUST See in 2017! 10 Overrated Places to Avoid!

12 Places You MUST See in 2017! 10 Overrated Places to Avoid!

"Taking joyous, ecstatic note..."

"Taking joyous, ecstatic note..."