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How This Blog Came To Be

How This Blog Came To Be

This blog came to be quite by accident.

I have a friend who has made some bad life choices and is now serving a 40-year prison sentence. He has been there for 23 years. I had lost contact with him until 7 years ago. When I found out about where he was, I wrote a letter to him thinking I would help him get himself back on the right path. He entered prison with an 8th grade education but in prison has completed his doctorate and is now an ordained minister and ministers to his fellow inmates. Actually he has been more of an inspiration to me than me to him. Over the years we have written many letters. Some of them were about the many motorcycle trips we have taken. He has enjoyed reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them. They have been a great escape from his surroundings.

Afterward, I would email the trip stories to people who went on those trips with us and to other people who liked to hear about our motorcycling adventures. As a result several suggested I might do more to share these trips with more people. Years went by and I thought about how I might do just that. I had several false starts. My daughter Kristy has started a couple of blogs. I thought I might give blogging a try. I was ‘hooked’ on blogging, before I knew it. I have received many nice comments and suggestion which has encouraged me even more. So as long as I continue to enjoy blogging and y’all continue to read them we will see where this will take us.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing our world with us. Please take some time to say hello and share your world with us. And finally, please share my blog with everyone who might be interested.

We Have Moved…

Our blog was, previously located, at texasrambler.wordpress.com. If you are a former follower of that blog you may want to bookmark this new site (thetexasrambler.com). If you arrived here via a search engine or link to texasrambler.wordpress.com you were  redirected here to this new site. Redirection, after a year, will be discontinued so you will need to make a note or bookmark this site so you won’t lose us in the bit bucket.

We made this move because this is a self hosted site that should give us more flexibility and control of our blog. We are still learning about blogging and we are in a steep learning curve. We will continue to bring our readers stories about our motorcycle trips, riding tips, travel information and more.

So please take some time and have a look around. This is just a little of what you will find…

  • The “Motorcycle Touring Logs” have many of the motorcycle trips we have taken over the years. We have many more trips to added.
  • In “Riding Tips” we share many of the things we have learned over the years. We continue to learn better, smarter ways to ride, pack and plan our trips.
  • Under “Miscellaneous” we share general information about us, motorcycling and travel.
  • Under “About Us” is about… us… duh. We will update this as time goes by.

So… keeping checking back with us from time to time and see what we are up to. And please take a moment and share your experiences by leaving a comment or two. We love hearing from y’all and finding out that we are not alone in our enthusiasm of motorcycling, touring and travel in general. Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle, our trips can just as easily be done by car or however you want to get there.

We hope you have enjoyed your time here and y’all come back now…

Ride safe and we hope to see you on the road somewhere.

Ivan & Janet

P.S. Please share this blog with all your friends… Thanks…