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

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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

But I Digress – A Baker’s Dozen Photos

WMSTR 2015-8

It’s only a few more hours of 2015 as I am typing this note. I woke up last night and decided an extra blog post would be fun. The image above is from the Rollag, MN Steam Thresher’s Reunion. It’s my favorite image from 2015. All in all, for photographic content, that Rollag post has several photos that I consider some of my best. Continue reading