We have been very fortunate to be able to hone our travel skills over the years.
Over time we ratchetted from day trips, to weekend trips, to week long trips. We added a variety of overnights from hotels, to camping, to camping and cooking. Each time developing our kit and figuring out what worked.
1988-bs (before Sharon)
We can often find ourselves longing for different circumstances. arewehereyet is a reminder to myself to remember to experience and learn in the moment and place that I am in. As a planner I am often focused on the future and the steps that need to be taken to get there. That singular focus on the future can rob me from fully appreciating “today”. Sharon is much better than I at being grateful and present for the simple things.
For us, “Here” is a statement of place, time, and being. arewehereyet can refer to our physical location or conditions but also our spiritual state of being. Being present, being aware, being here.
The bible references God as “I am”. Not confined to time or space. Wherever we may be, God already is, has been, will be. God here, a faithful reminder God with us.
Our logo/sticker has this blessing
We want to embody grace and love to the world as we interact and explore. Respecting nature as we go, seeing creation reflecting its creator. Respecting people, deeply loved image bearers. Experiencing joy and beauty reflected in countries and cultures.
arewehereyet reflects the ability to experience the now while acknowledging there is more. More to learn, more to understand. Where and how will God show up while we are here wherever here is, in what ways, and through what interactions?
In our travels we hope to heed the call of the prophet Micah to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
I’m a project oriented person and enjoy the learning curve of new skills. For 20 years I have been a technical project manager in the Audio Visual and Lighting field. I like to build things and I have enjoyed working on challenging and diverse projects ranging from concert halls, stadiums, and even lighting Toronto’s CN Tower. I now design AV systems for cinematic attractions in the theme park industry.
I continue to work at how to be a better husband, father, and friend. I have been very fortunate to have a “delightful” wife, great kids, and honest and supportive friends.
I’m looking forward to traveling for an extended time on motorcycles. I reflect back to a Horizons Unlimited event that we once attended. A drunken single man slurred to me how fortunate I was to have a wife willing to ride her own bike with me. He is right and I appreciate that after 30 year of marriage Sharon’s willingness to explore this incredible world together. This opportunity will come no doubt with its share of challenges and negotiations but we believe that we can be flexible and open to the experiences.
Born and raised in Ontario. I love travel and am a reluctant rider. I often feel I should be cooler to hold the moniker of motorcyclist. I’m usually content and can get by with the simple things in life. I tell people I’m delightful and most of the time that’s true. If it’s not you should probably feed me or wait until I’ve had a good night of sleep to rediscover that.
I come from a background of Early Childhood Education, was a stay at home parent and then entered back into the work force in the fitness industry. I’m happy on a yoga mat and by the water. I love discovering unexpected auto/bike races, parades, and discoveries in our travels. I hope to do more of that, experiencing joy in the journey.