But I Digress – Looking Back at 2016 and Cellpic Sunday

Linnean House.

At the start of a new year, it’s fun to look back at all the photos that were published here at Journeys with an eye toward sharing my favorite images. Obviously it is a matter of opinion as to the quality of these images, but for whatever reason, I’ve picked these images to share. Continue reading

But I Digress… Leeo the WiFi Lion

leeo-2Fargo, North Dakota.

Yes, this looks like a strange and extra large night light. The holes might give you the impression it’s a bluetooth speaker, but those holes are the devices “ears”, not its “mouth.” But I digress… what is an article about this device doing in my travel and photo blog? Because I travel a lot, and spend almost half a year away from our home in Fargo, I am always looking for devices that keep an eye (or an ear) on our home while we are away. Continue reading

But I Digress… An Anniversary and a Preview

Canyon de Chelly-31

View of Canyon de Chelly along the southern route.

 

Buckeye, Arizona.

Today’s digression is written to note the third anniversary of Journeys with Johnbo. A couple of days ago, I got a note from WordPress that my account was opened on March 16, 2013. It took me two days to learn enough about WordPress to put together my first blog post and for the first time, click on the “Publish” button. Continue reading

But I Digress… Siler City’s Improbable Tie to Hollywood

Siler City today, from the same vantage point as the mural in the opening image.

Siler City, North Carolina.

In recent posts about a couple of small towns in North Carolina, we discover that the town of Siler City became the retirement home of Frances Bavier, the character actor who played Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show from 1960 to 1968. As we learned in Josh Steiner’s guest post (here) for this week’s Travel Tuesday, Siler City no longer feels “like fictional Mayberry, but more like suburban anywhere, USA.” Continue reading