Wondered Why I Wandered...?

Have you wondered…where you wandered?


I wondered of all I have wandered…and was a fun journey for me…

It brings back the places I went to…and the ones I’ve yet to see.

I wondered of places seen long ago …I wondered of places seen within days…

I wondered at the roads that I’ve been down…at the sights that still amaze.

Have you wondered…where you wandered…what have you seen along your journey?

Look at the places you’ve been…and see they’ve made you...what you’ve come to be.

I want to wander about more…there is so much out there for me to see…

I want to know this ol’ world a little better…It has a lot more to show me.

I want to take that distant highway…I want to sail on open sea…

I want to wonder while I wander…I want to wander…and be free.

How is it I wander for a lifetime…And still not see all there is to see for me?

How can I wait when so much is out there…I wonder what next I’ll see?

Have you wondered…where you wandered…have you stopped to take a look?

Have you journeyed out from all you know…Journey’s end is not found in a book.

Travel from the place you know…Search for something new…

Find a world waiting for you…different from all you knew.

Find that distant horizon…Where the Sun still sets in front of you.

Wander to the places you have dreamed...make all your dreams come true.


Some of the Places that Stand out in My Journeys Across this Great Planet...Thus Far:

El Paso, Texas (As Far West Of Texas...As You Can Get!)
El Paso, Texas (As Far West Of Texas...As You Can Get!)
Chapel Pretty Place, Camp Greenville, North Carolina         (Spectacular view of  the Great Smoky Mountains)
Chapel Pretty Place, Camp Greenville, North Carolina (Spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains)
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Chicago, Illinois...love the Pizza!
Chicago, Illinois...love the Pizza!
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Brussels, Belgium..."The Grand Place"
Brussels, Belgium..."The Grand Place"
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
Dixon, Illinois...birthplace to Ronald Reagan, and a famous statue of Abraham Lincoln...(that I looked at a photo of...in an Encyclopedia...all night while doing a report in 5th grade...kind'a cool to see it in real life...later on!)
Dixon, Illinois...birthplace to Ronald Reagan, and a famous statue of Abraham Lincoln...(that I looked at a photo of...in an Encyclopedia...all night while doing a report in 5th grade...kind'a cool to see it in real life...later on!)
Dongen, Netherlands..."Dongen is Zoh!"
Dongen, Netherlands..."Dongen is Zoh!"
Estes Park, Colorado
Estes Park, Colorado
Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Fort Lauderdale, Florida...best business meeting I ever attended was here for 5 days
Fort Lauderdale, Florida...best business meeting I ever attended was here for 5 days
Glorietta, New Mexico...Wow! For me...new things were around the corner...after spending a week here!
Glorietta, New Mexico...Wow! For me...new things were around the corner...after spending a week here!
Golden Gate Bridge, California...What's not to like about San Francisco?!
Golden Gate Bridge, California...What's not to like about San Francisco?!
Wells Fargo Plaza Building, Downtown Houston, Texas
Wells Fargo Plaza Building, Downtown Houston, Texas
Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake, Texas..."Mission Control"!
Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake, Texas..."Mission Control"!
London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona
London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona
USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, Texas...I love Corpus...but the first time I traveled there at night...and the Lexington was anchored nearby...it was quite a sight. The "Blue Ghost" stood out for miles!
USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, Texas...I love Corpus...but the first time I traveled there at night...and the Lexington was anchored nearby...it was quite a sight. The "Blue Ghost" stood out for miles!
MCRD, San Diego, California.  San Diego...is a wonderful place...but I'd be lying if I said that anything stood out more to me...than the Marine Recruit Depot.
MCRD, San Diego, California. San Diego...is a wonderful place...but I'd be lying if I said that anything stood out more to me...than the Marine Recruit Depot.
A Trail Ride, Camp Cullen, Trinity, Texas
A Trail Ride, Camp Cullen, Trinity, Texas
New Braunsfels, Texas...If you go there...you must float along the Guadalupe River...there is nothing like it!
New Braunsfels, Texas...If you go there...you must float along the Guadalupe River...there is nothing like it!
A Norwegian Village...Got to see many a village scene like this...and also many picturesque village scenes that were covered in snow!
A Norwegian Village...Got to see many a village scene like this...and also many picturesque village scenes that were covered in snow!
Ol' NYC, NY...I love New York...What a city! I went up in the WTC on a cool September morning...!? Still can't believe they are gone...and everything that happened there...to innocent people.
Ol' NYC, NY...I love New York...What a city! I went up in the WTC on a cool September morning...!? Still can't believe they are gone...and everything that happened there...to innocent people.
Meteor Crater, Arizona...looking for something out of this world...go here!
Meteor Crater, Arizona...looking for something out of this world...go here!
Port Aransas, Texas...A Beautiful Texas Beach
Port Aransas, Texas...A Beautiful Texas Beach
San Jose, Costa Rica...Pura' Vida...The "Tico's" are wonderful people.
San Jose, Costa Rica...Pura' Vida...The "Tico's" are wonderful people.
Tombstone, Arizona..."Shoot-out at the OK Corral!"
Tombstone, Arizona..."Shoot-out at the OK Corral!"
A Farm Outside of Weatherford, Oklahoma
A Farm Outside of Weatherford, Oklahoma
White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico
Amidst the Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
Amidst the Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.
A Cannon overlooking a Civil War Battlefield, Vicksburg, Mississippi
A Cannon overlooking a Civil War Battlefield, Vicksburg, Mississippi
The Cadets Chapel, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Cadets Chapel, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
OKC Bombing Memorial, OKC, Oklahoma...I have a slide pic somewhere of the Alfred P. Murray Building...that I took 7 years prior to this horrific event. I took it from the top of the YMCA nearby...trying to capture some views of OKC.
OKC Bombing Memorial, OKC, Oklahoma...I have a slide pic somewhere of the Alfred P. Murray Building...that I took 7 years prior to this horrific event. I took it from the top of the YMCA nearby...trying to capture some views of OKC.

I Went Out Wandering...



I look back at all the places I have been…and would like to go again….

I have grown to love these wonders…I wandered to…like the wind.

They are a bit inside of me…fondness elates of where I’ve been.

I would saddle up or hoist anchor to see them anytime…once again, my friend…

But, only for a moment in time…as I look inside my thoughts slide show…

Then, I look towards my own front door…and tell my feet it’s time to go!

To journey to other lands…or perhaps…something new at the end of the block…

"Journey" begins where I soon find me…"Journey" can begin with no time off the clock.

"Journey" just happens…sometimes we don’t even give it much thought…

I journey to my next place to be…I find myself there with what I brought.

Taking the path before me…or Shall I turn towards a new place I have in mind ?

There is where you will find me…Till the next place I set out to find.

I have seen places that I wanted to stay…I have stayed at places I wanted to go…

I have had many more wonders that I want to see…yet if I get there…I still won’t know?

I would like to “set-out” towards them…For Hills far away…I come from valley below.

And see from the Mountain…that on my journey…I still have a long, long way to go!

Have you wandered…where you’ve wondered…Have you tracked where you’ve been?

Yes…I wondered…Where all I wandered…But now I am Back Home…Here Again!

Watch Tower, Castillo de San Marco, San Augustine, Florida
Watch Tower, Castillo de San Marco, San Augustine, Florida
Milton Hershey Park,  Hershey, Pennsylvania
Milton Hershey Park, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lover's Leap, Hannibal, Missouri
Lover's Leap, Hannibal, Missouri
A Lone Beach, High Island, Texas
A Lone Beach, High Island, Texas
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
Petrified Forest, Arizona
Petrified Forest, Arizona
Puget Sound, Washington
Puget Sound, Washington
Sequia National Park, California
Sequia National Park, California
Stone Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia
Miles of Bluebonnet Fields, A Texas Highway, Texas
Miles of Bluebonnet Fields, A Texas Highway, Texas
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park, California
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
Aerial View of Lake Livingston, Texas
Aerial View of Lake Livingston, Texas
An Oklahoma Bluff, Oklahoma
An Oklahoma Bluff, Oklahoma
A "Sea of Green", Could be: Hinton, Oklahoma (Maybe...too much hill in the background...?)
A "Sea of Green", Could be: Hinton, Oklahoma (Maybe...too much hill in the background...?)
Any Wooded Pasture, Texas
Any Wooded Pasture, Texas
Any Wooded Trail through the Forest, U.S.A.
Any Wooded Trail through the Forest, U.S.A.
Any Cross Roads, Mid-West America, U.S.A.
Any Cross Roads, Mid-West America, U.S.A.
Dinosaur footprint in Glen Rose Formation near Tarpley, Texas
Dinosaur footprint in Glen Rose Formation near Tarpley, Texas
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train, Colorado
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train, Colorado
Aerial View of the Brazos River, Texas ( I once had this exact view from a Rope Swing at El Rancho Cima Boy Scout Camp, Blanco River, Wimbereley, Texas.)
Aerial View of the Brazos River, Texas ( I once had this exact view from a Rope Swing at El Rancho Cima Boy Scout Camp, Blanco River, Wimbereley, Texas.)
Lake Tenkiller, Tahlequah, Oklahoma (Great place for Cliff diving and jumping.)
Lake Tenkiller, Tahlequah, Oklahoma (Great place for Cliff diving and jumping.)
Slippery Rock, South Carolina   (Great Place for Slippin' and Slidin')
Slippery Rock, South Carolina (Great Place for Slippin' and Slidin')
Perdenales Falls, Johnson City, Texas (Great Swimming Hole and place to ride tubes!)
Perdenales Falls, Johnson City, Texas (Great Swimming Hole and place to ride tubes!)
Dutch Windmill, Somewhere along a canal near Oosterhout, Netherlands
Dutch Windmill, Somewhere along a canal near Oosterhout, Netherlands
Ol' Route 66, Oklahoma...(I attended two separate colleges on Ol'66)  "Get your kicks on Route 66!"
Ol' Route 66, Oklahoma...(I attended two separate colleges on Ol'66) "Get your kicks on Route 66!"
Beautiful Akron, Ohio...Where 1/2 of my family hails from...originally.
Beautiful Akron, Ohio...Where 1/2 of my family hails from...originally.
Baltimore Harbor, Maryland
Baltimore Harbor, Maryland
The Original Old "Grand 'Ole Opry", Nashville, Tennessee
The Original Old "Grand 'Ole Opry", Nashville, Tennessee
Old Goodyear Blimp Base, Spring, Texas
Old Goodyear Blimp Base, Spring, Texas
Monceau Castle, Charleroi, Belgium
Monceau Castle, Charleroi, Belgium
Cliff Dwellings, Near Taos, New Mexico
Cliff Dwellings, Near Taos, New Mexico

Wondered Why I Wandered...

                                                                                                                              

I wonder why I wandered...as I came back here...

I looked at everything that looks so familiar...and it all became clear.

Life is a Journey...Time puts bits and pieces together...like a collage...

And makes your Journey make sense...even hazy days...back in college.

Where have you been...Do you wonder ?

Where will you go next...Do you ponder ?

What have you learned...and what do you take away from each new place ?

Do you think of what importance it has on your life...as it brings a smile to your face ?

Where can you reach back in time to...and pull a picture from your head ?

Where will you be glad you visited...on this planet...before you are dead ?

Where would you go to now...if given a choice...first thing out of bed ?

And as I Wondered ...Why I Wandered...I looked ahead...to what lies ahead...

Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City, Colorado...the highest bridge in the United States.
Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City, Colorado...the highest bridge in the United States.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Reservation, Near Livingston, Texas
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Reservation, Near Livingston, Texas
Ciudad-Juarez, Mexico...other side of the border from El Paso
Ciudad-Juarez, Mexico...other side of the border from El Paso
What a Winter View looks like from "The Lodge" which sits High in the Mountains of Cloudcroft, New Mexico
What a Winter View looks like from "The Lodge" which sits High in the Mountains of Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Christmas Boat Parade, Kemah, Texas
Christmas Boat Parade, Kemah, Texas
Deep Sea Fishing, Gulf of Mexico
Deep Sea Fishing, Gulf of Mexico
Any Great View of a Lake, USA
Any Great View of a Lake, USA
Biltmore Castle in North Carolina
Biltmore Castle in North Carolina
A Louisianna Crawfish Boil
A Louisianna Crawfish Boil
Double Lake Recreation Area and Campgrounds, Sam Houston National Forest, Coldspring, Texas
Double Lake Recreation Area and Campgrounds, Sam Houston National Forest, Coldspring, Texas
Any Good Porch to Kick your feet up on, Planet Earth
Any Good Porch to Kick your feet up on, Planet Earth
Any great ol' Barn still standing in a field or Roadside, America...or across the Globe.
Any great ol' Barn still standing in a field or Roadside, America...or across the Globe.
Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier, Netherlands
Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier, Netherlands
"I'm Going to Graceland" Paul Simon. Great Place to Remember the King of Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley
"I'm Going to Graceland" Paul Simon. Great Place to Remember the King of Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley
Falls Creek Camp, Turner Falls in the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma
Falls Creek Camp, Turner Falls in the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma
Four Corners, USA...Ever Stand in Four States at the Same Time?
Four Corners, USA...Ever Stand in Four States at the Same Time?
The Grand Dame...as Maven 101 referred to it. I really love the Grand Canyon...located in the NW Corner of Arizona!
The Grand Dame...as Maven 101 referred to it. I really love the Grand Canyon...located in the NW Corner of Arizona!
A Harrier Jet ready for take-off, Cherry Point, North Carolina..."Pardon our Noise...it is the Sound of Freedom!"
A Harrier Jet ready for take-off, Cherry Point, North Carolina..."Pardon our Noise...it is the Sound of Freedom!"
Lake Altus, OK...If you look at Lake Altus just right...sometimes it looks like a Lake from another planet! It is beautiful and majestic.
Lake Altus, OK...If you look at Lake Altus just right...sometimes it looks like a Lake from another planet! It is beautiful and majestic.
Winter Park, Colorado...want to go back soon here for some skiing...it has been too long!
Winter Park, Colorado...want to go back soon here for some skiing...it has been too long!
Perth Amboy, New Jersey...I enjoyed...so much staying with Host families on the East Coast. This is one town that I remember among many...that was a great community.
Perth Amboy, New Jersey...I enjoyed...so much staying with Host families on the East Coast. This is one town that I remember among many...that was a great community.
"Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas...with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings...and the boys!"
"Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas...with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings...and the boys!"
Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. They do still wave Ol' Glory down at the Courthouse...reference to a Merle Haggard song
Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. They do still wave Ol' Glory down at the Courthouse...reference to a Merle Haggard song
Virginia Military Intstitute
Virginia Military Intstitute
Volcano Aresnal, Costa Rica
Volcano Aresnal, Costa Rica
Polo Match, West Palm Beach, Florida
Polo Match, West Palm Beach, Florida
Arkansas Quartz Crystal
Arkansas Quartz Crystal
Great Salt Lake, Utah
Great Salt Lake, Utah
Battleship Texas with the San Jacinto Monument in the distance, San Jacinto Battleground, La Porte, Texas
Battleship Texas with the San Jacinto Monument in the distance, San Jacinto Battleground, La Porte, Texas
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
An Old Sugar Cane Mill, as found in earlier times (and some today) Louisianna
An Old Sugar Cane Mill, as found in earlier times (and some today) Louisianna
Southfork Ranch, Plano, Texas...DaDa-DaDa-DaDaDaDaDaDa-DaDaDaDada-Daaa. Theme from "Dallas" TV series and fictional home of J.R. Ewing!
Southfork Ranch, Plano, Texas...DaDa-DaDa-DaDaDaDaDaDa-DaDaDaDada-Daaa. Theme from "Dallas" TV series and fictional home of J.R. Ewing!
Sam Houston Statue, overlooking I-45 in Huntsville, Texas...Home to Sam Houston in his time.
Sam Houston Statue, overlooking I-45 in Huntsville, Texas...Home to Sam Houston in his time.
An Air Boat Ride, Similiar to the one we took in Orange, Texas.
An Air Boat Ride, Similar to the one we took in Orange, Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

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