On-The-Road Post #11 – I’m Back…

I got back yesterday from my 6,000-mile trek across the southern half of the U.S. It was an enjoyable and informative 3+ weeks. As reported in my last post, the final milestone for this trip was to visit a long time blogging buddy. By that time, this 75-year-old body was getting pretty weary and longed for home. I decided to skip re-visits to Mesa Verde … Continue reading On-The-Road Post #11 – I’m Back…

On-The-Road Post #10 – Days 16-18 -Cacti, And Sealing A Friendship.

I really did intend on blogging every day during this trip, but just couldn’t manage it with all the other things to take up time each day. If it is any consolation I will be doing more in depth posts when I return, and will also give you some valuable lessons that I have learned from this trip. Three days ago, I went to an … Continue reading On-The-Road Post #10 – Days 16-18 -Cacti, And Sealing A Friendship.

On The Road #6 – Day 11 – MyFavoriteTexas Town

Here I am in Clovis New Mexico on a Sunday morning. Getting ready to check out of my motel in a couple of hours. The sun came up about 5:45 this morning, so of course I, as always, got up with it. Yesterday at this time it was already 84 degrees in Brownwood TX, here it is now 44 degrees. Part of it is probably … Continue reading On The Road #6 – Day 11 – MyFavoriteTexas Town

On The Road #5 – Day 10 – Texas In Two Days.

Here I am at the end of Day 1 in Texas spending another night in a hotel room. It managed to get up to 99 degrees today. I wonder what the temperatures will be in mid-July? It was like being in a bag of popcorn in a microwave oven today. I was literally surrounded by thousands of cars whose frantic drivers were pinging off the … Continue reading On The Road #5 – Day 10 – Texas In Two Days.

On-The-Road #3 – Day 7 – Just Have Fun…

I have been taking this month-long vacation much too seriously. It’s as if I expect it to solve all my life’s problems. With these kinds of expectations, how can it be anything but a disappointment? I know that I overthink everything and this is no exception. I have seen a couple of retirement communities now, but nothing that would lure me away from my current … Continue reading On-The-Road #3 – Day 7 – Just Have Fun…

On-The-Road #2 – Day 3. About “The Villages”

What can I say about “The Villages”? It is the world’s largest retirement community. Here is a little about what they say about themselves: The Villages® community in Florida is one of the largest age-restricted active adult communities in the state. What started as a small neighborhood in 1978 became a sprawling community that will eventually be home to an estimated 70,000 households of 55+ residents. The … Continue reading On-The-Road #2 – Day 3. About “The Villages”

On-The-Road #1 -2 Getting To Florida

Here it is 6:00am on day 4, and I am sitting in my first hotel room after boondocking at Walmart locations for the first two nights. Those two days were primarily travel days and nothing much to report except about 700+ miles of roads driven. About half the time was Interstate and the other State highways. About the only observation about Kentucky and Tennessee is … Continue reading On-The-Road #1 -2 Getting To Florida

The Nagging Question About My Roadtrip

I have dreamed of doing a trip similar to John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie for the last sixty years, and now, to some extent, it is about to happen. As a young man, I dreamed of having some of the experiences that Steinbeck encountered. But there is this nagging feeling that that is impossible for me! That is what this post is all about. Much … Continue reading The Nagging Question About My Roadtrip

Is It Even Possible??

Continuing on from yesterday’s post, want to explore what I want to get from the upcoming extended roadtrip. Two things come immediately to mind. The first is, “Are extended roadtrips even possible for me at this time in my life?” The second thing I hope to get from the trip is to get out of my comfort zone. That is to challenge some of my … Continue reading Is It Even Possible??

60 Years In The Making…

Yesterday, I talked about the John Steinbeck book Travels with Charlie – In Search Of America and how it has affected me for all my travel life. I have always dreamed of making a similar trip and that is about to become reality. The trip itself will start on May 2, but I will spend much of April giving you stories about my preparation for … Continue reading 60 Years In The Making…