This is a compilation of writings I did when I traveled the USA and Canada, in 1997-98.
Prior to my travels I worked in a State of Georgia position making great money, in a beautiful office in downtown Atlanta. Yet, something was still not right for me. I was restless, not happy, no joy.
My Daddy had something of a wanderlust. I think my itch to travel and see the country may be genetic. Maybe it was just curiosity, or just boredom, I don’t know. I do know this, it all unfolded in a most amazing, and miraculous way.
The Mothership, a 1979 VW bus was given to me by a complete stranger in Atlanta, who had just completed a trip around the country.
He gifted it to me with the prerequisites, that first: I travel the country, and second: I could never sell it. I had to ’Pay it forward”.
In keeping with my promise. On a cold and windy January day in 1997, I set out on my personal ‘life changing journey‘, In my Miracle bus “The Mothership”.
The “Search for the beginning of Wind” (meant as a joke), had launched!
In preparing for my trek, I sold things, gave things away, and reduced down to the bare minimum. Its amazing how much we accumulate.
Many people questioned my intentions; didn’t understand my motives; and doubted the outcomes. I can understand why. I did too.
When I left, I had a bus, some clothes, gear, a Mac Power Book, a 56k modem, and a phone cord. In my pocket, I had $1200 bucks. And I was heading out to see America.
The day before my 40th birthday in 1997, I took my leap of faith, insanity, and white knuckle fear. I jumped. Both feet first. What a ride!
Enjoy the read.... The spelling is terrible, and as you will see, the writing is not always the best.
”Wider, and wider still shall thy bounds be set.”
"When you come to the place where the road and the sky collide”...
Beginning of Wind
"Gift of the Dream" ...to... "Home Again"
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