I’m starting this blog this morning for two reasons.
First, 2008 was a year of a great many changes for Richard (aka “Dick” or “Rich”) and I. After 10 years of pseudo-retirement, we have finally arranged our lives so that we can spend more time traveling.Last January we saw the movie “The Bucket List” while we were vacationing in Arizona with friends from Univision.Rich found a newer, larger RV (a 36-foot Winnebago Journey – with two slide-outs) on e-Bay and, perhaps still feeling the afterglow of the movie, we decided to extend our vacation and drive to Mesa, Arizona to “just look.” Long story short, two weeks later we left our “old” 30-foot Safari Sahara in Mesa to be sold on e-Bay, and drove home wondering what ever got into us!
As I sit in the Palm Springs sunshine in the new RV, communicating with the world via the huge DataStorm dish on the roof only about a year later, I can’t help but be amazed at the changes that took place in 2008.So, my first reason for starting this blog is to be able to document, in a linear fashion, both our “physical meanderings” as we travel from place to place . . . and also my own “mental meanderings” which are anything but linear!
Second reason for starting the blog:
As a teacher and as a learner, I know that the only way to really learn something is to simply jump in with both feet and “JUST DO IT!” (as the Nike folks would say.) I have felt for over 20 years that the “World of Technology” was a train that was moving so fast that I could never catch up.Now with 20/20 hindsight I know that I was right.I will never “catch up,” so I will just have to close my eyes and jump on the train – taking whatever bumps and bruises may be the result!
So here goes! Since I’ve learned how to use the “Delete this Post” button, I feel safe enough to “Publish this Post.” So I will. However, I still don’t know what happens when someone out there beyond cyberspace clicks on the “Comment” button . . . so that will have to be up to you!
Hop on . . . and let’s enjoy the ride!