Three years ago, I decided to sell everything and leave the small river town I called home. I wanted to see the country instead of being stuck in just one part of it. I wanted to feel the energies of new places and different people, and I wanted to experience the glories of history. My adventures are a constant struggle between fear and courage, but we humans are explorers and pioneers, and we find our inner strength when the end state is the absolute unknown.
I’ve been through a hell of a lot in the last three years, but I’ve gotten to see and experience some pretty amazing places. I sailed on the Ashley River, in South Carolina; I roamed the mysterious Magnolia Plantation and strolled through its Romanticized gardens to visit the Drayton Tomb. I walked under the draping moss and reveled in the pirate history of Savannah. I strolled through the antebellum mansions of Madison, and hiked the Appalachian Trail and all through the backwoods of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. I’ve found waterfalls and abandoned ghost towns hidden beneath towering pines. I stood under giant Oak trees that are over four centuries old! I’ve camped in the swamps of Alabama, drove the Gulf Coast, and I’ve wandered the haunting streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. In the past three years I’ve gained so many unforgettable memories, and learned a few lessons along the way too.
I love the western outlaw history of the Southwest, and all the tales of hidden gold. I loved standing in the OK Corral, where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday once stood before one of the most famous shootouts in history. I’ve basked in the amazing views from a top some of the highest bluffs all over southern California, and I’ve marveled in the classic film and entertainment history.
I still have a ways to go with a lot more places to see in the very near future, but the southeast, preferably the South Carolina Coast (even though the gators are scary) is at the top of my list of favorite places. It’s going to take a lot to top South Carolina.
I put together a video of some of the places I’ve gotten to explore over the last three years. If you’d like to learn more about the place, or see more photos, just visit the individual blog. I can say that I don’t regret selling everything I had to go on the road. I’ve met some pretty cool people and I get to travel wherever I want and write about all the adventures I get to have.
Goonies never say die.
Stay tuned for upcoming adventures…