Tuesday, October 25, 2016

See You Down The Road!


After 6 years, 50,000 miles and some 500,000 page views, I’ve decided to put this blog to bed.  

When we picked up the GDB in August 2012, I had big plans.  But I never imagined that both my travel dreams and blog hopes would be exceeded by the reality.

This journey has been a raging success on every level.  And I continue to marvel daily at my good fortune.

One of those moments I'm overcome with feelings of gratitude, tearfully thanking the universe for my place in it. 
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO. 

I'll continue to travel.  At least until someone takes my keys away - someone bigger, stronger, and more determined than me! 


And I'll share my future adventures on Facebook – sort of a blog-lite 



This is a tough decision, as being part of the nomadic blogging community has connected me with people I would not otherwise have met.  

And that’s been the best part.



So ……. thank you all for the connection we have shared over the years. 



See you down the road!




44 comments:

  1. Just got tired of having to write? I guess it happens.
    Safe travels!

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    1. Rob,

      Yep. It's a big job. Not blogging will free up more time for my real jobs - teaching online and exploring! Thanks for following along.

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  2. I'll catch you on FB now! I've enjoyed your blog for a while now, but I sure do understand your decision to stop, blogging can be a challenge. Safe travels.

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    1. Lisa,

      I hope I won't lose too many readers. Good to know I've got one more Facebook friend!

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  3. I understand---and I offer Thoreau's response when people asked him why he left Walden Pond after 2 yrs: He said: "I leave for as good a reason as I came: I have many more lives to live and could not spare any more time for this one."
    You have been a joy to your readers---especially me---as you took time to edit my book: Nomad for 40 years.

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    1. Randy,

      You and Henry David nailed it precisely! Thanks for your kind words, my friend.

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  4. Sorry to see you go, as I just found you. Happy trails!

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  5. Thank you for blogging! Your blog is one of my very favorites and I always looked forward to reading your clever posts about your awesome adventures. You inspired me to travel to the PNW on my first big RV journey this past summer, and next year, I hope to go to the UP.

    You may get lots of FB requests from strangers who just can't bear to let go of you. You'll get one from me. :)

    I HOPE to see you down the road someday!

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    1. AZDonna,

      I've always appreciated your comments and support! See you on FB.

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  6. Thanks for all the effort you have put into making this a very readable and informative blog. You taken me to places I will never ever visit. All the very best.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dave. Glad you enjoyed the journey!

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  7. Too bad, I'll miss your blog for sure, but I completely understand. I don't think we are FB friends, and I'm going right to Facebook to see if I can fix that. See you down the road, too. :)

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  8. I'm bummed to see your blog go, but I totally understand where you're coming from. Being blog free will open up lots of time for more travel goodness. And your old blogger friends will all still be there.

    Nina

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    1. Hi Nina and Paul,

      Yes - I want to spend more time smelling the roses rather than photographing, editing, and describing them! I admire your ability to do that consistently and with excellent quality.

      I spend a good deal of time on the laptop teaching; doing that combined with blogging left me with too little time to be out and about.

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  9. Forgot to add...best of luck and I'll look you up on FB. Continued good travels!!

    Nina

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    1. Thanks Nina! I'm sure we will meet again on the road!

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  10. GAH! But since we're already friends on Facebook . . . Will miss your photos, but looking forward to them piecemeal on Facebook.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  11. I have enjoyed the blog and our friendship as well. I also remember the day I discovered you in ONP. I'll be following along still on facebook to keep track of your travels.

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    1. That was so funny when you knocked on the GDB door and asked "are you Kimbopolo?" Glad you are gonna continue to follow and blog your own self!

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  12. Oh how sad, as I just found your blog in the last couple of weeks as I research going fulltime. Enjoy your break?

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    1. So many great full-timer blogs out there. Hope you are free and on the road soon!

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  13. Gonna miss you, but fully understand. It becomes much more like a job, rather than a fun thing to do, over time. Wishing you many more thousands of miles with the GDB...jc

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    1. I remember when you were thinking of pulling the plug on your blog, I had a twinge of envy. Thanks for the good wishes, Jerry!

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  14. I've enjoyed your blog! Hope to see you on the Roadtrek Facebook page. Happy Travels

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    1. I'll be there, Joanne. Thanks so much!

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  15. Dang it! We missed you by one day in Utah, and I've read you religiously. Sent you a FB friend request so I may continue to see where you are.

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  16. Thanks for taking us along on all your roadtrips. I always enjoyed reading your posts. You did a good job at conveying the wonder that you were experiencing (even if it was a flat tire). And I learned about a lot of cool places to visit. I'll follow you on FB under my real name.
    Jim

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    1. Aw, J Dawg, thanks. Yeah that flat tire was an experience. Middle of nowhere, no cell service. I really learned that day that stuff always works out. See you on FB, Jim!

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  17. Hope you continue to enjoy your travels, I have considered doing away with blog posting and just using Facebook as it is so much faster to post photos and the quality is excellent. The problem is the timeline I can not keep up...and to me its only fair to visit the ones who visit me!

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    1. Sondra - we'll see how it goes. I'm hoping the FB route will allow me to indulge in some lazier posting.

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  18. Hey, is that Jeannie taking your picture?

    I always feel a lurch in my gut when an important blogger hangs up the ... whatever that metaphor should be. Some blogs are just entwined with my own experience, and I experience their loss.

    But, see you around Facebook!

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    1. Roxy! Yes, Jeanne filmed the poem Randy and I wrote for YouTube. I recall now that you 2 know each other! I know what you mean about kindred bloggers, because I feel the same about your blog. But let's be clear - you aren't allowed to shut yours down.

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  19. Thanks for the ride!!! Enjoyed your blog and sad to see it go but totally understand. Wishing you great adventures and safe travels. How do we find you on facebook?

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    1. HT, just click on the link in the post. Hope to see you there! Thanks for coming along for the ride.

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  20. Hi, Kim. Thanks so much for sharing your travels. Sorry to see the blog put to bed, but certainly understand and glad I caught it for a year or so.

    Am hoping to see the UP next fall, so have bookmarked your posts. Will join you on FB if that's OK. Safe travels.

    --- Anne P

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  21. I will miss you, even though I only popped in randomly. Your traveling on your own with a husband at home is inspirational, as mine doesn't like to travel either (husband that is). Hope I run across your travels on FB! Best wishes to you.

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  22. I too am sad to see that you won't be blogging anymore, but hope to be able to follow you on Facebook. I don't have an RV get, but hope to convince my husband that we need one soon! I've truly enjoyed looking back through your blog over the past year and reading about all of your adventures.

    Melissa

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