Two Changes

Obviously, I’ve changed blog platforms.  I didn’t know that Tumblr required an account to comment, etc.  That’s not what I wanted.  So, this is “Plan B”.

Another change:  As I mentioned, I liked the name “My Side of the Adventure” and I’ve decided to adopt it.

(photo:  A beautiful Missouri tree)

Why “Samantha Gribley”?

When I was a child, I read the book “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean George. It’s about a pre-teen boy, “Sam Gribley”, who (amiably) leaves his family home to live in the woods on his own. This story always stuck with me, for some reason. Oddly, except for constantly playing outdoors and in all kinds of sports, I didn’t hike, camp, etc., growing up. My family was not into that (partially because we lived in the suburbs of a big city–at least during my growing-up years). But I’ve come to dearly love any time outside hiking, exploring, taking photographs, listening to music–or even driving.
As I was going through all my belongings in preparation for going on the road, I found the book and read it through again. In some respects, it mirrors the adventure I’ve chosen to undertake. So far, I’m enjoying “my side of the adventure” very much. (Hmm, maybe that’s what I should have called my blog).  [EDIT:  I *did* change the name]

And so it begins…

One month ago, I began a new adventure – life on the roads and paths of America.  My initial journey has already taken me from my east coast state of Virginia to a west coast state, California.  Since I didn’t start my blog until I was a few weeks into my journey, I’ll have some “retroactive” posts to share some of the happenings that have already taken place.  
And, where will I go next?  Stay tuned…

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