Blah, Blah, Blogs (or You Decide the Topic)

When you commit to writing a weekly blog it’s easy to think, “hmmm, what if I skip a week?” or – more often – “What the heck am I gonna write about this week?” 

 I am quite proud that the topics I write about are either from the heart or from personal experience. That means I have to come up with a topic even on weeks when Greg and I don’t go anywhere. Honestly, that’s more often than not. 

I’d love to travel more. If you read this blog, chances are you feel the same. Short of winning the lottery or having this blog discovered by a wealthy benefactor who’s looking to sponsor my travels, you are going to be reading a little less about places I’ve been and a little more about HOW to travel. I am happy to share lessons learned, travel tips, hints, and similar topics with you. I’d also like to know what you want to read.

What do you want to know? What topics interest you? 

Send me your questions! Send me your thoughts! If I get enough, I’ll do a fun question and answer blog. I may be writing this every week, but you’re reading it. Shouldn’t you have a little say in what’s discussed? 

After all, there’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored … let’s start exploring how much fun we can have together with this blog.


Distractions – Southern California – Who Knew??

By Judy

OK, so here’s the thing, for all my world travels, the only time I had ever really been to Southern California was when I was around 8 years old. My aunt and uncle lived in San Diego and we went for a visit. My parents took my sisters and I to Disneyland for a quick day trip. I remember almost nothing about that day except getting VERY sick on the tea cup ride. SO … my idea of Southern California was created entirely in Hollywood.

Sitcoms, movies and my imagination all conspired to have me believe that the whole area called “Los Angeles” was flat and practically one gigantic neighborhood with sections for the very rich (Beverly Hills), the ultra yuppie (Valley Girls), the beach-types (Fast Times at Ridgemont High and a variety of sitcoms like Two and a Half Men) … stuff like that. Heck … you could practically WALK from Pasadena to Malibu right??

Then my guy, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, took me out there to show me where he grew up and the Los Angeles area I spent three days having all my ideas blown to smithereens. (I’ve always wanted to use the word smithereens in a blog).

NOW I understand CHiPs! NOW I understand Emergency! (Remember those oldies but goodies?) NOW I wonder why there aren’t more TV shows like that … maybe it’s because with all the traffic and the whole area being so gosh-darned spread out like that how could they possibly FILM IT??

I can’t help but wonder what other wonders of the world are completely wrong in my head. I guess I better get out there and start exploring!