I'll be leaving this coming Saturday on my 7th random travel through parts of our country. The previous 6 years I traveled with my buddy Pee Wee and last year we included Danny Sinnott and Jimmy Chupp. This year I'll be travelling without Pee Wee - he's having a house built and it's getting near the final stages so it's just not a good time for him to go. In his place is my good friend Barry Gillespie. Barry and I taught many years together at Collins Hill where we would take off every now and then to visit historical sites - mostly WWII museums. I've invited Barry on the trip a few times - he was close to coming before but he means business now. He's intrigued about seeing new parts of the country with very few rules or plans on getting there. That's the best part of this journey - we don't know where we're going. We will try to stay off the interstates as much as possible, and we hope to see some cool places and enjoy the journeys getting there by meeting new people. Barry is super knowledgeable about history, has a great sense of humor, and has very few inhibitions, so he should take over for Pee Wee quite well.
We will carry on with the goal of three good deeds per day, but we aren't soliciting donations per good deed to the Lawrenceville Co-Op. Of course if anyone wants to make a donation to this worthy cause which feeds people down on their luck and gives emergency help toward paying for utilities - please do. You could click on the Lawrenceville Co-Op link to the right or you could mail a check to:
176 Church Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
If you do make a donation, please put "Ramos Trip" on the memo line.
I'll try to update the blog every night for my family and friends, and new friends we meet along the way. Feel free to post some comments - whoever posts a comment will be entered in a drawing to win 50 million dollars. And here's a picture of my new traveling companion: