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Re: I spend most of my time in...by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
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Cowdawg TravelsWell... I had to answer USA because that's where I live, where I was born and nowadays I don't get the chance to travel much anymore between having a spouse that is completely petrified of flying (sorta limits where you travel) and not quite having the money to take cruises to go elsewhere.
When I graduated High School and before I gained all this responsibility of being a husband and father I decided I wasn't going to be one of them old men who whine and moan about what could have been. I packed my back-pack and left for parts unknown. Having grown up in Massachussetts all my life and not seeing anything west of the Mississipi I decided to head more or less straight for California.
More or less is the right way to put it as I ended up taking a path there that would have broken a snake's back it was so crooked and I managed to in the end see all 48 contiguous states. I got to California and hooked a left and headed for Mexico. Spent some time on the Baja California visiting small villages where tourists don't bother to go and got to know the "real people" rather than bother with the tourist traps.
After this set of adventures I decided to join the US Navy. Figured I could see more of the world that way. Two days after I signed the papers to go into the Navy I met the woman that would become my wife 18 months later. That's another story.
The first two years of my Navy career were pretty boring from a travel standpoint, but when I met up with my ship in 1979 things got really interesting.
My last deployment with the US Navy were a WESTPAC deployment where I got to visit and see
One day just for research I decided to figure out what it would cost for me to retrace my footsteps in the Orient and went into shock over the price. Lots of moola.