You've probably noticed that Dr. Lobo and I love to travel. Our recent trip lasted 22 days and covered more than five thousand miles. We visited eleven different states before returning to Oklahoma: Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Most of that time, however, we were in beautiful Oregon, where Wild Child and The Blonde live. We wish they lived closer to us, but we're grateful for the excuse to head west.
Often one of us drives while the other catnaps. I absolutely love those times when Dr. Lobo sleeps and I drive. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, I listen to music and let my mind wander. I solve problems involved with plot and characterization. I pray, think about difficult situations and consider possibilities. I relive memories and give thanks for my many blessings.
I’m grateful that my family introduced me to the pleasures of traveling when I was a child. My parents often wondered if it were worth the trouble, since I spent most of the time reading comic books instead of looking out the window, but eventually their efforts paid off.
I realize that we're fortunate to have the time and resources to explore our beautiful country. I wish everyone had these opportunities.
Dr. Lobo is already studying the atlas and making plans for our next trip.
(Dr. Lobo gets credit for the photos. I was too lazy to put them into geographical order. If you're curious about the location of any of them, ask.)