Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

I love blogs

I remember when I first got started on the internet there were only chat rooms and forums. I thought how amazing that was how so many people could come together from different countries and chat in one location. Most of my chat room friends were from the west coast so they were two hours behind me which meant I stayed up quite late a bonus since I am a night owl.

Then I discovered blogs and was sucked in to the blogosphere.  I read many blogs and in the process find equally fascinating ones.  Remember when I asked Santa for a bike for Christmas?  If you don't here it is http://terlinguadreams.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-letter-to-santa.html

I wondered if Santa left my new bike at Wal-Mart how I would get it home?  I don't have a truck or a vehicle big enough to strap it to.  Surely I could ride it home...right?  The store is in the north side of the city and I live in the southern edge of the county.  Lots of 18 wheelers on their way to Mexico and roads in not such good shape on the way home. Since Santa never delivered and I never wanted to buy one and get run over in the process of bringing it home...I had to strike that off of my wish list. :-(

Barney of OFM Adventures http://ofmadventures.blogspot.com/  featured a couple from Houston on his blog.  They had sold everything they owned and were going to embark on their dream to ride their bikes to Argentina. They are Sarah and Scott of Wander Wheels http://www.wanderwheels.com/

Have been following their journey for more than a year now.  They have been through everything!  I feel silly now wondering how to get a bike home when the store is only about 10 miles away. These folks have ridden for thousands of miles and are in the home stretch of their trip.

In their tjourney they met up with a fellow cyclist Heather, a girl riding alone.  Wow, that really caught my attention because she has cycled through ten countries by herself.  People that takes guts! Her pictures are beautiful and her adventures are unique.  If you care to check it out, here is her blog Cycle South Chica https://cyclesouthchica.wordpress.com/

Aren't blogs wonderful?  You can live vicariously through the adventures of others without ever leaving home.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

12 comments:

  1. Having moved around the country, and the world, for so long I no longer have any close friends. I had close friends in Ireland, but not since, so I appreciate the cyber-friendships I find in the blog world.

    When I lived in VA outside of Washington DC, I was in the AOL chat room for camping and backpacking every chance I got. I made so many friends in that room it is hard to believe, and I actually went hiking with them. Many people I knew were appalled that I was meeting folks in a chat room, but I never ever met any of them who were trying to take advantage of me in any way. I made so many wonderful backpacking trips in the Smoky Mtns., the Shenandoah mtns, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, etc. I don't think I would try that today, but I know the bloggerss I read every day are good and decent people. I'm grateful for knowing so many of you, and actually meeting many of you in person.

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    1. In this new age of communication you would think I would be able to stay in touch with my close friends. However, that is not the case. They are not into the Internet, they do not do e-mail much less read blogs. They are into cell phones and texting...I do not have a cell phone.

      My cyber friends know much more about me and what is going on in my world that my own family and small circle of friends.

      How neat that you could go hiking with your chat room friends and meet many of them in person.

      The forum I frequented had a get together in Los Angeles and many got to meet each other in person. I still keep in touch with one of them as a matter of fact it was she that nicknamed my van Terlita. I think it is funny that her son a young man in college now still thinks of me when he watches the Spurs play!

      Getting to meet many the bloggers in person has been the highlight of my blogosphere experience.

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  2. I am honored to know you through your blog and consider you to be a friend. the Mohave Rat.

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  3. The biking out around Amistad is great. Even on 90 the shoulders are so wide it is easy riding.

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    1. Barney you are an experienced biker. It has been YEARS since I have ridden a bike.

      If I had a bicycle and a carrier I would not mind riding around up there but there is no way I could cycle that far and on the highway at this point in my life.

      That is one reason why I am so much in awe of the people that not only cycle around the country but have the ambition to take on other countries as well while carrying only the bare necessities. Talk about being minimalistic!

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  4. A stop I make every day,,, visiting my blog friends.

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    1. I think of my blog friends as my Cyber family.

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  5. Yes, the blogging world can be wonderful if you don't let it get our to control.

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    1. I think that pretty much goes for anything.

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  6. What a wonderful post. I love blog hopping, how else would I have ended up here. Nice to meet a kindred spirit!

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    1. Likewise Paul S. Thank you for dropping by :)

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