I've done road trips since I was a little boy. My parents were stationed in Long Beach after the war for a couple of years. When Pop was mustered out they returned to their ancestral homeland in the midwest. Evidently my mom really liked California, because every few years thereafter she and I would load ourselves into her big ole Chevrolet sedan and drive west. A couple of times I was allowed to bring a friend (great fun, memories we still share). Once we brought a friend of hers, a busybody neighbor with her spoiled daughter. That trip was not a success. Most trips it was just me and my mom.
Those days were highlights of my youth – Staying in mid-range motel, a couple of days to get across the plains, a few days visiting her Army buddy in Colorado, then on to California!
Those days left me with a serious case of the cross-country travel bug.
In the late 90's, as computer technology became more personal - the web, word processors, digital cameras - I started thinking about how I could convey travel experiences.
The rest of me on the internet: