|Photo taken of the south face of Picacho Peak, Arizona, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Will you be doing any travelling this summer? Some of us in the northern hemisphere might be hitting the road. A few with greater financial wherewithal might even be flying to far off places or hitting the seas in cruise ships. Travel options are many.
High gas prices and tough economic situations for some of us might curtail travel and cause more than a few to opt for staying at home if any vacation time is to be had. Or maybe some of you work through the summer. Since my wife is a teacher and I'm essentially retired we have a couple of free months in the summer. Travel is on the current agenda. If everything goes as planned we'll be packing up our Chrysler Town and Country van and visiting family scattered about the U.S. far from where we live. If we don't go to visit them, odds are we are unlikely to see any of them during the year. I'm not fond of scattered families, but life sometimes takes those turns as we all pursue the dreams that the economy sometimes dictates.
In weeks to come you might find me in Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and New Jersey and many points in between. The trek from Los Angeles to all of those places means a lot of time and many miles on the highways. No telling where you might find me in the weeks ahead. I'll be pre-scheduling my posts before I depart so I'll be writing about generalities. A bit of the past and some guesstimates of where I might be in general at the time when the post goes up.
If you aren't travelling yourself you can join me in my travels. In a sense that is. I'll try to give you a feel for things that we might encounter. We've made this trip a number of times so even with my bad memory I'm sure I'll pull up a few highlights that we've experienced on past trips that most likely we'll experience again.
Hope you don't mind if I take the easy blogging route and reminisce about the road. Maybe we share some memories between us and maybe I'll share some that are new to you. I hope we all have a happy safe summer.
See you next Saturday on the first leg of the journey.
What are your plans for the summer? Do you hit the roads during the summer months? What is your favorite travel destinations and activities?