"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Whew! I’m glad that’s over.


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The election, that is.  Please, this is not a political post, and if you feel led to comment let’s keep the politics out of them.  It’s just that I’m so tired of having to listen to all the rhetoric on television, the phone calls, and the general us versus them mindset that has been created by all the “media”.

Did I vote?  Yes.  Did my guy win?  No.  Am I surprised?  No.  Will I dwell upon for the next four years?  No.

Before  we started traveling the Country, I assumed most everyone “like” us; that being Caucasian, blue collar, Christian, retired, traveling with an RV, etc.; had the same philosophies as I did.  Was I ever wrong. 

You see, it goes back to our little worlds we live in daily.  We have a group of folks that we circulate within.  We attend the same church’s, our kids attend the same schools, we have similar jobs within the community, and we mostly had the same upbringing.  Our philosophies, which were formed by the time we reached adulthood, are mostly the same. 

It’s when you get out of your circle, in a different part of the Country, for instance, that you find that there can be someone just “like” you with a completely different philosophy.  This was brought to my attention at a campground in rural Texas, of all places.

The votes speak for themselves.  Apparently a majority of American voters have a different philosophy than I do at the present time.  That may change in the next four years, but for that period of time we will continue with the present administration.  He’s America’s President, which makes him my President.

Whatever our leanings, I think there is one thing we could all agree on.  May we all pray that He and our other leaders receive the wisdom to do what is best for America.

On a lighter note, there’s not much happening around home that’s blog worthy.  There probably won’t be many posts for a while.  Things will pick up when we once again hit the road…jcSmile


  1. After over 55 years working in a small area outside of Houston, Texas I went to work in se Washington state. It seemed like I had moved to another planet and they were good folks. But what a difference and experience. Travel does a soul good.

  2. I am always impressed by the differences I find in communities throughout the various areas of the US. It would be refreshing if our leaders did what was best for all of us here in the USA.

  3. Very well said, Jerry. And your sunset reminded me that all the essential things remain. :)

  4. Looking at the election maps county by county, it appears that it was the "urban mindset" that reelected Obama. "Fly-over country" can't tip that scale. Like you, I'm over the results... and I pray for Obama's success at digging us out of the "hole" we're in.
    Box Canyon Mark... temporarily distracted from the real world by Zion National Park.


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