Been slacking the last couple of days. Been traveling and working. Got back form Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week. It was an amazing trip. The food and drinks were cheap. The scenery was beautiful. The people were friendly and warming. I am ready to go back! I was able to get some photo taking in while I was there. Shot ten rolls of film. Still processing them, but here are some of my favorites so far. You can also check out more photos from Puerto Vallarta by click the link right below this. IT is good to be back back blogging!
It's been awhile, but I found myself back out on the Kansas highways exploring places that I haven't been to in the state. I always find myself in Lindsborg, but for the first time when I reached the town I decided to take state highway 4 west. The first town I came to was Marquette, Kansas. I noticed a sign that said "Marquette Kansas - Home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum". Well I had to stop to see what this town was about. The first thing I noticed was a wonderful city park that had a stone fence and stone entrance. I parked my car to get out and walk around. Since it was the home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum I noticed quit a few signs that said to watch out for motorcycles on the road. I didn't think much of it until after 10 minutes of walking around I realized that I had to watch out for at least a dozen motorcycles on the streets while I was trying to cross them. The museum is definitely a pilgrimage for Kansas motorcyclists.
I have always loved traveling. I have always loved traveling shows. I used to watch episodes of Globe Trekker and wonder what it would be like to visit all those places. Of course Anthony Bourdain was a must to watch. Not just Parts Unknown, but going back all the way to A Cook’s Tour and No Reservations. Last night as I was sitting watching old Globe Trekker videos on YouTube, I came to realize how much traveling has become a part of my life and what it means to me.
There is something about traveling and seeing another place and experiencing another culture. It does something to you. It changes you. Now every couple of months I get an itch to travel again. To go explore and see new things. I have been blessed over the past 6 or 7 years to be able to travel internationally. If you can or ever wanted too… DO IT!
But also don’t be afraid to get out and explore. If you don’t feel like traveling to another country or are anxious about it, do what I did. I started taking road trips. Not long, just a couple hours away. Checking out towns and museums all over Kansas. Then, I visited places around the United States. New York, Washington, DC, Seattle, Portland, Houston. The more you see and the learn the more you want to see and learn more. So go out and travel. Explore different places and be a part of different things. I have so many places I want to see, and so little time. The hardest part of traveling is deciding where to go next!