I can't believe that it was two years ago today that I first started this blog. It began simply as a way to keep friends and family posted on my travels and to serve as a travel diary for myself. I would have never imagined that I would have readers from a wide variety of countries, that I would meet and become friends with other bloggers, or that I would make contact with a cousin that I didn't know I had through this blog.
In the past two years I have traveled seven times to Mexico and three times to Europe. Those trips have all been faithfully recorded here. Almost every day when I am traveling, even if I'm tired and ready to go to bed, I have forced myself to post an entry with some pictures. Sometimes it seems like a chore, but most of the time I enjoy writing about my experiences of the day.
Even in between trips I try to post on a fairly regular basis. I admit that sometimes it's difficult to come up with something to write about. Outside of my traveling, my life is rather mundane. I'll dig out some old pictures and write about trips from before I began blogging. Now and then I'll post a travel quiz which is always fun. Sometimes the teacher in me comes out, and I do a mini-lesson about the history of one of the places I visit. Or I'll just write about gardening or cooking or the weather. I have read some blogs whose authors have a gift for writing profound, philosophical musings. I really don't have that gift. Hopefully my entries don't come across as banal drivel.
I guess, however, there must be people out there who find my writing interesting. I get repeat visitors from the same cities on a regular basis, and some people arrive directly rather than through "Google" or links on other blogs. I suppose that means that they have enjoyed my blog enough to "bookmark" it on their computer.
To everyone who takes the time to read my ramblings, my sincere thanks. I hope to continue traveling and blogging for many years to come.