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“A lifetime of Jolly degrees of happiness and varnish layers of love.”


During anyone’s life, there are jolly times filled with degrees of ups and downs, covered with varnishing layers of love. A life is filled with degrees of changes with reflective layers of varnished ideas, and dreams, building confidence for the future and although there will be regrets, sad and depressing times cherish the jolly pleasant moments with friends and family. For my blogging families who … Continue reading “A lifetime of Jolly degrees of happiness and varnish layers of love.”

“Popular outdoor activities interest continues.”


For baby boomers, it is believed that upon a certain age exciting, interesting outdoor and athletics activities are limited, curtailed, or not done based on age. However, for the active baby boomers, those assumptions are being destroyed with a vengeance. Remaining young in your heart, mind and more importantly, your body’s health is the popular trend in the fields of athletics sports as revealed in … Continue reading “Popular outdoor activities interest continues.”

Happy Birthday US National Parks


Today the US National Parks celebrate their 100th centennial. Yes, being 100 is cool when you have the gorgeous historic beauty surrounding you when you are a Park Ranger. The very first National Park was Yellowstone signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Congress moved to set aside 1,221,773 acres of public land making it America’s first national park. Although … Continue reading Happy Birthday US National Parks

Youth


Two years ago when I began researching full-time RVing, my idea and belief were associated with retirees or people who have checked out of mainstream society. What I discovered were the issues of internet signal coverage, connectivity, and identifying cheap, clean, RV campgrounds. However, to my surprise, the most astonishing facts were the enormous number of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 who … Continue reading Youth

“Paint”


This time last year I was in Key West Fl where I was exposed to the wonderful world of creative artists. I call it my creative summer of exploring the incredible talents of artist across all fields of creativity including writers, photographers, painters, poets and a large floor foot peddle loom weaver. These amazing artists expanded my perceptions of the arts so much I completed my … Continue reading “Paint”

The Great Platt River Archway Monument


For the past two decades, I have traveled in both directions on Interstates 70 in Kansas, 80 in Nebraska, and 90 in South Dakota. Most people know of the area as America’s bread basket but, I have nicknamed it the void. The six or eight-hour drive depending on the number of times you stop to break up the boredom of the void depends on you, … Continue reading The Great Platt River Archway Monument

My Journey Begins


For the past three months, I have been adjusting to life as a full-time RV’er with stops in St. Louis Mo, Tavares Fl, Spotsylvania VA, Corning NY, with a return to St. Louis for a family reunion. My first adjustment was the weather and the forty degree nights in Northern VA where my little RV was stored. Because of the cold weather, I returned to … Continue reading My Journey Begins

“The things we leave behind.”


The things we leave behind are the things we collected because they were the must-haves of the moment. After fifteen trips to the local Good-Will store, to drop off the things I had not seen, or held, for several years, I asked myself and wondered why? It is ironic, the stuff I collected was based on a previous need, want, or desire, only to leave … Continue reading “The things we leave behind.”

St. Louis Mo.


My journey as a travel writer begins in the city of my birth St. Louis, Missouri the “Show Me State.” On June 4, 2016, I started living full-time in a small recreational vehicle to travel the back roads of America. Before I left Southwest Florida, April 30, 2016, I purged a lot of personal belongings, to include one 4 x 3 plastic container and three, … Continue reading St. Louis Mo.

Voyages


The various reasons voyages are taken range from curiosity to seeking what’s’ over the next hill, seeking adventure to explore places unknown, a pilgrimage of self-reflection and sometimes you just want to return home. My voyage is a combination of all three. My curiosity to see what is over the next hill, to explore new places while reflecting on my past travels. But, my home … Continue reading Voyages

Island


Oh, how I would love to live on an island. I was offered the opportunity to live on an island off the coast of Key West when I received a newsletter from the US National Parks artist-in-residence program asking for applicants for its residency located on the Dry Tortuga Island 90-miles off the coast of Key West Florida. The US National Parks operates artist in … Continue reading Island

“Mountain”


The sight of most mountains stirs within some humans the desire to explore a trail to conquered and stand upon the summit. As you walk along a path, crossing the planes and valleys on your approach to the mountain. It’s imposing, majestic beauty is always visible. Your concentration is matched by the excitement swelling within you. However, your excitement is contained with every ascending step … Continue reading “Mountain”

“Purpose”


The purpose of planning and structuring is to accomplish a goal. My goal was to establish a nomadic life outside of Southwest Florida and like many things in life my first attempt to leave was hampered by mother nature’s colder than average temperatures along with the 18-21 days of constant rain in the US Mid-Atlantic. So, because I’m a warm weather type, (aka; Florida Beach … Continue reading “Purpose”

“The South”


  Many locations in the US south like the above morning sunrise photo taken in Tavares Fl with morning temperatures in the mid 70’s are considered warm temperate zones, but, mother nature can bring a chill to certain parts of the US South. With hurried excitement, I recently left Southwest Florida to begin my travel blogging nomadic lifestyle when mothers-natures weather decision of cooler temperatures … Continue reading “The South”

“Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”


The city of St. Louis is home to the 19-Acre Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, it is home to the Gateway Arch, the site of The Dred Scott Trail, the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the city of my birth. Since 1968, I have toured The Museum of Westward Expansion more than a dozen times and I always imagine the millions of settlers … Continue reading “Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”

“My First photo competition and A New Beginning”


Last fall I entered the above photo in The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel photo contest, and my submission won! 🙂 On April 30th, 2016, I started my traveling lifestyle as a full-time RV’er travel blogger, freelance writer, photographer, and Geocacher. Several other activities / hobbies will be reveal as my travel journey continues. My excitement to leave was overwhelming, so, when my neighbor asked … Continue reading “My First photo competition and A New Beginning”

“Stairway”


I’m climbing the stairway northward along the interstate from southwest Florida peering into the rearview mirror I see my last morning sunrise of Fort Myers Florida. Excitement feeds my soul as I hurry along as I consider my future travels. I realize I should slow my pace to enjoy my journey. I shall not rush my travel blogger/nomadic adventurers. I take a deep breath slowing the pace … Continue reading “Stairway”

Purging for a New Journey


Viewing a sunrise can reveal how significant purging and decluttering provides the clarity to appreciate the importance of memories. It has been three weeks since my last blog post during which I began decluttering and purging the past thirty years of personal items. As the process continued many wonderful memories swirled in my mind as each item revealed my wonderfully rewarding life, filled with the … Continue reading Purging for a New Journey

“Longing”


For the past ten months, I have expanded my blog beyond a daily prompt response, to include short stories, flash fiction, photography, and poetry. I have discovered sketching and painting along with defining mix media. I’m still learning about the independent publishing world. Beyond all of my creative art learning and discoveries, they are small loving hobbies within the giant shadow of my longing to … Continue reading “Longing”

“End of Year 2015”


“Last Day of 2015” Well, today with only a few hours left in 2015, I look back on the past twelve months of blogging and I can only smile 🙂 I continue my passionate discovery of writing and blogging that has expanded to include photography, poetry and I have stretched my creative imagination with my short stories. Visits to Ernest Hemingway and Zora Neal Hurston … Continue reading “End of Year 2015”

“Ebb & Flow”


Ou blogs morph over time, as interest shift and life happen. Write a post on your blog but three years in the future. Dec 24, 2019 For the past three years, my nomadic adventures have taken me hiking along the Appalachian and the Pacific Coast Trails. I write my blog posting this evening because, in the morning, I ascend to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, … Continue reading “Ebb & Flow”

“Be The Change”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Be the Change.” What change, big or small, would you like your blog to make in the world? I have various ideas as my blog morphs into a nomadic lifestyle. A nomadic lifestyle, beckoning my soul to wander the North American continent. I seek scenic vistas, to photograph, that will inspire my followers to find such beauty … Continue reading “Be The Change”