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Trip Start Jan 24, 2009
Trip End Mar 29, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009

A funny thing happened on my way to Morro Bay; I had soup!

For years, it's been my tradition to stop and have the famous pea soup at Anderson's in Buelton, California. After the gem mine, I was hungry and it was perfect timing for dinner when I got to Buelton.  I've never ordered anything else but the "Traveler's Special" since I was a teen because it's just that good!  As I was sitting at the copper counter and slurping my soup, it just hit me; I'm done!  I want to go home now.  I had made reservations at the Morro Bay State Park for a night but just decided to pass on by.  I put the peddle to the metal and kept on going through the night until I reached San Jose.  It was sooo good to finally be back home and sleeping in my own bed!

Now that the trip is over, I was reflecting back on events and had some parting thoughts for you.  Traveling  is great!  (what a revelation goober!)  Sure, it's fun, exciting, adventurous, interesting, etc. but I mean it does great things TO you.  Opening yourself up to new things invariably changes you.  Having new experiences, meeting new people and cultures gives you a better appreciation for what you already have right in front of you. It opens your eyes to other possibilities and helps you be less close-minded.  Travel will help you to be more tolerant toward yourself and others.  So I say, "Get your butt out there people"!  Travel makes better people, and that can only help make this a better world.  My Mom sent me a great quote from Ghandi, it goes "Be the change you want to see in the world".  Fantastic!  :  )

So about that...

One of my bestest buddies and travel companions, Hao Zhong, just invited me on a new adventure.  Just before I start school in June, we are taking a trip to Greece. Awesome!  My mind is still reeling.  It's one of the top five places on my list of travel spots.  Ten days to see Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos.

So the road leads on to new adventures.  I'll start a new blog for that when the time comes, but anyone who wants to get off the bus has the option of unsubscribing.  You can reach me anytime via my regular email address at: or on my Facebook page.

Thanks to all my family and friends for your support!

~JQ has left the building!  ; )
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eddakath on

Awesome Blog Mate
hey hey toya, thanks for your awesome blog John. You took us all to some amazing places and I looked forward to getting each notification to see where you were.

Good Stuff and catch up again when you open your new blog on Greece. I've never been to Greece so looking forward to it!

Beers N Noodles toya....shane

johnrandall on

Re: Awesome Blog Mate
Thanks for the kind words Shane. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Best toya!


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