Sunday, January 23, 2011

GPS World Traveler - Why the name?

It just dawned on me that many of you probably don’t know why I have latched onto the name GPSWorldTraveler.... well here is my story and our evolution.

A long time ago, a long time ago, a time before the dawn of hand held computers my son and husband loved technology. Although my son now works for Microsoft, Gary and I have always been Apple fans. We bought the first Apple product sometime around 1982. It was “The 128 Portable” :) and have had an Apple computer in our home ever since.

At best I find technology a bothersome tool and at every opportunity I resist - much like a donkey who has its feet dug into the dirt.

Typical with this pattern, my first experience with a GPS system was met with hostile resistance. I love maps. I love navigating. I am happy doing those things... and besides “What in the heck is a GPS, anyway”?   Read More

Friday, January 14, 2011

England-Stone Circle-Long Meg and her Daughters

The second stone circle we encountered was "Long Meg and her Daughters". We were not prepared for what we encountered. It was huge!

Later I read that the circle had a diameter of about 350 feet and that this name came from a local witch, Meg of Meldon, who was alive in the early 17th century. It is near Penrith in the English County of Cumbria.  Read More