The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Way it Was



As I prepare for an upcoming road trip I cannot begin to imagine how it was for the pioneers preparing to set out into land unknown in a vehicle such as this.



12 comments:

  1. Happy preparing! :-)
    Wonderful photo John!

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  2. But Laura Ingalls Wilder made it all sound so fun! ;-)

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  3. so unprotected. such a rough journey. not to mention LONG journey.

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  4. I'll have to 2nd that! Great b&w! =)

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  5. Hi John...I love this photo especially in black and white...nice!!
    I do like Sharon's comment though LOL!!
    Grace

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  6. And hey ...happy tripping!!; } At least they didn't have to worry about remembering toilet paper!!
    Pack well!!

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  7. Great photo that shows how tough these people must have been. No air conditioning for them.

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  8. Yes that must have been a real adventure to depart in the unknown land.

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  9. Damn, your black and white photos are so good.

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  10. It is hard to imagine traveling in a wagon. Have fun deciding where you are going.

    Felicia

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  11. Agreed! I've taken your trip "backwards" :) Thanks for an America that I have never seen.

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