All I’ve ever wanted to do since I was a kid is to go explore the world that we live in. For the past several years, I’ve been able to visit many unique places, both near and far, and use those experiences to teach others about the world that we live in. As of now, I’ve been to 50 foreign countries and all 50 states; climbed 40 state high points and visited the home stadiums of 21 professional baseball teams. I am grateful for the opportunity to have lived in Spain to better my Spanish and learn some Catalan along the way. I also got to share this experience with my best friend and wife of 31 years, Beth.
Blogging about these experiences will help me to be more keenly aware of my surroundings so that I can include important details about the sights, sounds, smells, and the vibes of the places that we visit and hopefully leave a record of what Catalunya was like in the Fall of 2019 for other professors and students who take the study abroad experience in the years to come so that they can compare changes over time. Hopefully, it will help to bring awareness to our study abroad program to keep it viable in the future.
Now that I am semi-retired, I have time to relive old memories and catalog them, as well as documenting new ones.