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Join us as we explore America…

Posted by on June 3, 2013

 

WELCOME ABOARD!

This is the story of our “Great American Adventure.” It’s a record of our years-long motor home journey across America. It’s my online scrapbook. My collection of trinkets. My recording of nature’s soundtrack. I want to capture here the sights and sounds of our country, the breeze across the water and the smell of salt sea air. I want to hear the noisy bustle of city streets and the peace and quiet in the redwood forest. I want to milk a cow and drive a tractor, ride in a freight train’s locomotive and learn about hobos during the Depression. I’ll play checkers with one of the fellas in front of the General Store, visit the Grand Ole Opry, Woodstock and Radio City Music Hall.  I’ll go to a rodeo and watch the cowboys compete.  I’m going to sit a while with the old man on a bench and listen…really listen, to what he has to say. I’ll meet a  fisherman in New England and chat with him about the day’s catch. And I’m going to help anyone I can, in any way I can, along the way. I want to make a difference. I want to see our country and meet the people who live here.

Florence and I are loving our Great American Adventure!

I’m also going to meet folks along the way. My story will  include their stories. What do they believe? Why? How do their life experiences compare to mine? What are their hopes and dreams?  If I can gather and record the thoughts and feelings of these folks I will have achieved my goal. If I can synthesize my own thoughts and reflections about them and about living in this great country, I will have achieved my goal. And as I have fun along the way while doing this, I will have achieved my goal.

I’m ‘gonna make this website fun, whimsical, “individually interactive” and interesting in ways other than just RV-related. I hope it’ll evoke some out-loud laughs from you. Please don’t take me too seriously. As an example, follow the link to this post. Lots of my posts will be “tongue-in-cheek.” Some will include sarcasm and self-deprecating humor.  I enjoy writing. I like words. I hate cliches and platitudes, but note that I try to “say what I mean and mean what I say.” Check out the books I’ve recently read. Contact me if you’ve read them too, and we can compare notes. Take a look at the products I recommend, the jokes I’ve collected and the inspirational quotes I’ve included. If you’re interested in cooking on the road, as I am, click the “cooking” button at the top of the page.  Be sure to take a look at my recipe collection. Most are my originals! You’re bound to find some that interest you! Give ’em a try and let me know what you think. And, if you like it here, subscribe to my blog and receive email notice of new posts and content. There’s a spot to subscribe right on the sidebar. Don’t worry, I won’t share your email address with anyone. Promise!

Contact me. If you’ve read this far, you’re probably interested in our travels. Maybe you’re on a journey, too. Or maybe you’re thinking about starting your own travel Adventure. Perhaps you want to “talk.” Super! I do too. Write a comment at the end of each blog post. Or, if you want a private audience, Email me by clicking on the envelope icon on the side bar at any page. Or email me directly: Greg@GreatAmericanAdventure.net. Ask a question or make a comment or suggestion. I’d love to “chat” with you. Better yet, subscribe to my blog by entering your email address at the envelope icon on the sidebar and you’ll receive notice each time I add a post. And don’t worry. I’m not selling anything and I won’t share your email address with anyone!    

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Driving across the desert as we depart San Diego.

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Florence navigates and I drive.

You’re invited to join us as we explore America. Here are some tips for navigating around my blog. The most current post on the blog-roll is always at the top. It’ll tell you where we are right now and what we’re doing here. The widgets to the right provide current weather and time of day, along with other interesting tidbits of information. Earlier posts are below, describing where we’ve been in reverse chronological order.  Accordingly, my oldest post in June of 2013, about leaving our home in San Diego,  will appear at the bottom of the blog roll under “older posts.” You can use the Archives button to select a date certain to see where we were at that time. Use the search bar at the top of the page to check out places we’ve visited, eateries I’ve found that merit a review, get a description of our rig or read my RV travel tips. Finally, my Travel Map shows you most all of the locations we’ve visited, from beginning to end. So “Welcome aboard.” I hope you’ll enjoy our Journey. Let’s go! Adventure awaits us!

“This, then, is the record of our Journey…our Great American Adventure. We’ll follow our hearts, not an itinerary. We’ll focus on our Journey, not on our destination. We find joy not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. We’re wandering, but not lost.”

Greg Alford… June 10, 2013

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