In this new age of GPS, Google Earth and multidimensional digital maps, mapping is suddenly hugely relevant again. – HUO

How did anyone get anywhere before the internet? I remember life before the internet and it was filled with watching a lot more TV. Fortunately by the time I was old enough to travel alone Mapquest found me. Those early days were liberating but frustrating. If you didn’t have a navigator you were forced to read the step by step instructions while attempting to navigate traffic.

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Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – DE

As far as things go, the last half of 2015 and the first half of 2016 were bad. I had several challenges arise that were both stressful and demoralizing. I try to look at things in a positive light. As my boss might say, “tragedies are opportunities for growth.” But with all that occurred, it was very difficult.

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I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. -EB

Once upon a time I had a craving for biscuits and gravy. Bob Evans wasn’t going to cut it. I needed the real stuff. A quick Google search of “best biscuits and gravy” turned up the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, TN. And just like that a trip was planned for the weekend. I would leave shortly on an 800 mile trip for breakfast in December of 2010.

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Kentucky woman, she shines with her own kind of light. – ND

I guess a good second post would be about my latest adventure. I spent several days in Kentucky with a very short stop in West Virginia. This was a great trip for a traveler looking for the weird. Appalachia is always good for some odd ball sights and people. While the idea of this blog has been in my brain for a few months, I didn’t really think I’d start it. Now that I have. I regret not taking more and better pictures of my latest trip. I promise to change that for the future.

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