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
Repeat after me…
“Yes sir, we are American Citizens. No sir, there is no one else in the vehicle.”
When planning where to spend St Patricks Day, the Wild West town of Tombstone Arizona is probably not at the top of the list… but maybe it should be. Continue reading
Sometimes, a drive forty miles out of the way is not only necessary but worth it!
Especially if there’s an abandoned old bridge at the end of it. Continue reading
Simplicity, Peace, Tranquility.
All attributes of our ideal life.
Achieving it was our goal before we left home for our longest trip ever, a trip around the edge of the US. Continue reading