Travelogue: Making Time to Explore
Join Bellingham Parks & Recreation for a presentation with guest speaker AJ Barse in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited back to speak at the Old City Hall 19:00-21:00 this Thursday (October 19, 2023) for “Making the Time to Explore,” a presentation as a part of the “Travelogue” series by the Whatcom Museum and Bellingham Parks and Rec.
This time, my travelogue presentation will be updating where I left off last year with Traveling and Trekking with a Toddler but also will be building from it. I’ll cover the new “Mountain Rules” my son has learned and the skills he built from them. But also I’ll be sharing about some new skills of my own that' I’ve developed in the the last year as well. This talk won’t just be focusing on the heights and views through hiking and climbing in the Northwest, but also views at depth. Sharing about what can be seen under our waters here in the Cascadia region, now as a diver of the Pacific Northwest.
As a parent, how do you inspire your child to be inquisitive, explorative, or adventurous? Following AJ Barse’s past talk on Traveling and Trekking with a Toddler, we revisit his passion for wrapping adventure into parenting. AJ shares his perspectives as a mountaineer, diver, and dad who travels with a child with severe allergies. He’ll remind us that all parents can inspire their children to be explorers if we only “make time to explore.” Which makes up his, and the Analog Explorer’s motto, of Fac Tempus Ad Explorandum.
And yes, you may have already guessed, there will be #watchfam reference within the presentation. I’ll be sharing some personal stories related to my family diving history, and how it is tied to my watch history. Going all the way back to when I was just a geeky elementary-school kid, hearing all the epic dive stories from my father of his halcyon days of diving. Reflecting back, it was those very stories (and his dive watch) that would leave a lasting mark on me, all the way through to today now three decades later.
I’ll also be sharing some of the skookum dive locations (and stories) I’ve been able to visit not just here in Bellingham, but up and down the Salish Sea and Puget Sound area as well.