I begin the journey with my first blog. This is a new adventure for me and I look forward to chronicling my adventure in a new mode . . . a blog. Usually I take along a leather bound journal in which I write my thoughts and reflections. After each trip I pledge to type them up and share them with family and friends. And yes, there they sit on my bookshelf next to my desk awaiting the day when I have time to type them up. My sister has read some of my entries and she has encouraged me to take the time to share them with everyone. So hopefully some of these "blogs" will be interesting to read and provide some insight into the people and places I meet along the way. Well . . . I have taken the first step into this new adventure of blogging.