We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for an important announcement: It’s time to mix it up!Continue reading
Quoting from the De Soto National Memorial Website: “De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease and discovery that would form the history of the United States.“
I can empathize with De Soto on the length and drama of his quest. We always try to fit too much into one day. We never seem to know when to quit and today we really paid for it!Continue reading
I have to admit, I’ve never given much thought to the sponges in my life. Tarpon Springs Florida, however devotes a great deal of thought to sponges. So much in fact that the town’s very existence depends on the boneless beauties.
I knew we had to visit.Continue reading
I love exploring new places, seeing things I’ve never seen before, being surprised. However, sometimes the anticipation of driving a new road while riding in a giant box which is towing behind it a smaller box, makes me nervous. Especially when there is an unexpected deviation in the roadway. In this case, a tunnel…Continue reading
Sometimes the hardest part of traveling is finding a place to stay.
When planning trips we decide only on a general direction. The challenge then becomes where to stay, how long to stay there and hope there is an available place TO stay. Other criteria, which must also be met, makes finding a place even harder.
You’re sitting in your little fishing boat on a lake. The sky is blue, the water calm, the fish are biting and life is good. Suddenly you notice that the boat has begun to move backward, it’s picking up speed, faster and faster toward the center of the lake. You turn around and can’t believe your eyes! A giant whirlpool is opening up in the middle of the lake! In horror you watch as a huge barge is sucked into the maelstrom and your boat is heading toward the same fate.
What would you do?
If you are a person of a certain age, you may remember the Sunday Drive. Those were the days when the whole family climbed into the car for the purpose of driving down the road, with no particular destination in mind, just to see what there was to see.
Simple curiosity is a lost art.
Plans. We made them. Had it all figured out. Knew exactly what we’re going to do. But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.
They often go awry…
Texas is a big place, it requires a “whole lotta” miles of driving just to get anywhere. It’s going to take us two more stops along the Rio Grande to reach the coast. The first stop is in Del Rio, Texas. I wasn’t expecting much. Boy was I wrong!
Sometimes, in life, it’s good to take some time to think about your priorities.
Really focus on what’s important.
One of the best times for soul searching, is while driving down a lonely desert road. Continue reading