Good morning to all our fellow bloggers. We have been resting these past few weeks since returning from our most recent series of post about our December 2016/January 2017 road trip “The Journey to Florida and Back ~ days 1 through 22~”. It was shortly after our September 2016 Road Trip we realized (must be an age thing) the importance of pausing to reflect on the places we visited and people we met. Please remember that if you get lost just click on the “USA Through Our Eyes” heading and you will be brought back to the home page.
Perhaps some can relate to that ole saying “familiarity breeds contempt”? That ole saying was first recorded in Chaucer’s Tale of Melibee (c. 1386). Hmmm, I guess I was more awake in that English Lit class years ago, then I thought, lol. Anyway, in our journeys, we have discovered how easy it is easy to get caught up with forgetting or failing to see the beauty within our own back yard. We began to wonder if maybe we had fallen prey to that same mind set, familiarity…? It begins so subtly and earmarked by grumblings about the weather, crime, politics or perception there is nothing new to see in the ole hometown backyard. Does this sound familiar at all?
We have been extremely blessed after our last couple road trips to step outside our zip code and explore the vast beauty of these United States with an enthusiasm that one sometimes forgets to apply about their own hometown region.
While reminiscing about the states, cities and towns visited and the awesome people met it came to us that while taking a pause before another road trip let’s make some time to re-explore our own hometown area. This time however we would do so with the same heightened level of enthusiasm applied when touring the 24 other states visited.
So, over the next few weeks we are going to post a few intermittent bits and pieces about Rochester, NY and its surrounding area. After all, while we are busy exploring all the states and countries north, south, east and west people from those areas may be wondering what to do should their journeys take them here.
We hope you will log in again to follow our series of articles about Rochester, NY and it surrounding areas. Who knows you might just read, see or hear something that piques your interest just enough to say, hey I want to add that place to my “bucket list”, lol.