Adventure, Rainbow Hill Meanders, Scupture Gardens, Travel

Rainbow Hill Meanders Report


In the paradox of the space/time continuum, while the goats of Planet Goats gave Rainbow Hill a much needed haircut, the Hill meandered on a cross-country adventure. 2015-70D-7520

I was, perhaps, a little too adventurous, but I wouldn’t change anything about my three weeks on the road except for the long fall, the painfully bruised ribs and the fact that I’d use several more layers of bug repellent.

As usual, there was so much more to do, explore and experience than I could fit in. Just means I’ll have to go back. I love road trips.


As my son retires from dance, we say goodbye to wonderful Kansas City, Missouri and hello to NYC.


I will miss KC, but I also love Manhattan. It’s another chapter in the ongoing adventure of life.

Looking up at that balloon

Confession time:

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One of our first adventures was a sculpture garden. I saw it from the road, but there was no signage after the freeway off-ramp.

So I super-navigated by that little compass hidden in my brain.

I followed along the curves of a dirt road and then it was there. The drive into the unknown was so worth the dusty road.

We discovered sculpture Wayne Porter at Porter Sculpture Park 2015-SX50-0107

His garden contains a wide array of fun, wacky, thought-provoking sculptures that makes one feel like Alice entering Wonderland.2015-SX50-0131

And did I mention there were dragons?


I would love to hear from you about the best places to discover and explore. My list is long for the known adventures, but I also love the off-key and unusual. Send me suggestions.



More cool things to come, but right now, it’s time to cuddle with the menagerie

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Brambles, Goats, Rainbow Hill Meanders

Rainbow Hill


Rainbows shine through almost every window on Rainbow Hill.
It is always a delight to move from room to room and see slivers of the rainbow arcing across a room.

On Rainbow Hill, when it is not meandering around the world, you will find cats basking in pools of rainbow sunshine.

Loki and Kuri

Loki and Kuri


Today’s focus on Rainbow Hill is because like most magical places, it has a few downsides. For The Hill it is brambles. One brave driveway cuts through the fairytale, head-high brambles like a magic sword, but the brambles have been on a winning streak.


I’m pleased to announce that the tide of the battle has turned. The ferociously aggressive brambles are now losing.
Our valiant warriors come from Planet Goats. Eco-Friendly Brush Clearing Specialists.
150804-SX50-9902Joe, Lead Goat Assistant, brings in the herd of twenty darling goats.

150804-SX50-9882These goats, without flinching and with more effect than a magic sword, are making short work of the monstrous shield that surrounds the hill.

These friendly little warriors all have names and vastly different personalities, but all are dedicated to the job at hand. Joe will tell you the story of each goat, many of which are rescue goats who have found their dream job.


In a few weeks a much more civilized hill will once again be meandering around the world. While we wait, just a few more goat pictures. & thank you Planet Goats.



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