Isn’t it amazing how we find ourselves continuously evolving, whatever the cause – being exposed to new surroundings, talking to someone who has a different viewpoint, or self-realization? One or numerous reasons can lead us down different avenues at any time, whether we are prepared or not.
Flashback to August 2012, when I finally decided to create this blog, my intentions were to share my stories and adventures of my past; share places and events in my life that I found interesting and whimsical… Once I started to articulate my stories in my word document I discovered that I’ve been very privileged to see many parts of the globe from Auckland, New Zealand to Reykjavik, Iceland and many places in between. In addition to air travel, I’ve also had the fortune of exploring North America on countless Road Trips – hence the name of my blog, but like many of us, we can’t always be on Road Trips – to our great disappointment. To document 20 + years of traveling would require me to leave my current fulltime career and focus entirely on my blog, which may happen when I retire, but that won’t happen anytime soon.
Then one Sunday morning it hit me. Like clockwork, every Sunday my son and I look for something interesting to see or do in our city and/or surrounding countryside, but there’s one catch…it needs to focus on the history of Calgary and/or surrounding countryside; or it must deal with something unique or whimsical in Calgary and/or surrounding countryside. Since we have taken on this venture, my entire blended family has decided to take on this challenge as well. Yes, on occasion we have veered from the “rules”, but it’s always been fun. My next passion is documenting my adventures with numerous photos, it’s amazing the pictures you can capture just walking down back alleys in your neighbourhood. This has become my new focus; documenting Calgary in photographic tours of historic neighbourhoods or unique attractions. Of course, in addition to flying to other cities, Road Trips are always just around the corner, we already have one booked for next year, but that’s another posting…..
Enjoy my new avenue….