As the weather in Salt Lake City finally hints of spring, I’m getting ready for another cross-country trip across this beautiful land of spacious skies, amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties.
This is a grand land, peopled with good ol’ folk, beautiful horizons and historical places of great reverence. Even though we, as a country, have come, and are still coming through, some tough economical and political times, we have much to be grateful for. We live in a land with many freedoms and privileges, opportunities for personal growth, development and education.
Having visited several developing countries, and recently reading two books, “Three Cups of Tea,” and “Stones into Schools,” written by Greg Mortenson, sharing his adventures in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I am still full of gratitude for the tremendous nation I am fortunate to call home. Places like Nepal, Haiti, Bolivia, Peru, Kenya, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the people still struggle daily for clean drinking water, education, medical care and food.
So as I prepare to climb upon my iron horse and ride, once again, off to my next adventure, I’m excited to visit new places and meet new friends. This cross-country trip will take me through the northern parts of the midwest, up into Canada, down into Maine and the northeastern states, and then back home.
I hope you’ll enjoy the trip, as you follow along. I’ll try to keep it interesting, educational and fun. Feel free to post comments. As a solo traveler, I will look forward to your comments to keep me company.
I’ll be leaving May 29th and spending about 3 weeks on the road. My sweetheart, Penny, will be joining me in Kirtland, Ohio around June 9th.