April Fools day comes again and welcome to the Cascadian Nomads blog one year anniversary and the beginning of our Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. One year ago, I found it appropriate to launch this blog on April 1st, since what pushed me to finally begin the blog might have been foolish. I began planning (what felt to me like) a last minute drive across the country, from Seattle to Buffalo and back with my three dogs. I wanted to document and share the planning process as well as the epic trip itself, so this blog was born. With all I had to do to prepare for such an undertaking, making a website and launching a blog was probably an unwise thing to spend my time on but I have no regrets. And the memories of my absolutely amazing cross-country journey continues to bring tears to my eyes. I couldn't be more pleased about the friends we made along the way, both here on the blog andin person during our travels.
One year later, the dogs, 'R' Blood on the Tracks Boys, Leo and I are preparing to embark on another fantastic road trip from Seattle to Phoenix, Arizona and back. Since my lesson learned from last years impulsive dive into a blog at the same time as planning a once in a lifetime, almost 7,000 mile adventure was good things can come from reckless actions, I am taking on a month of blogging the alphabet. The last letters of the A to Z blogging challenge will be posted just before our over 4,000 round trip journey South begins. Foolish?
Well, my "foolish dream" on April Fool's Day last year was to bring to you a blog sharing information and my experience about canine, psittacine and even human health and exercise. My goal was to publish quality posts about pet training, our little trips and adventures, from urban hikes to weekends away, and display the beauty of my pets plus every corner of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. I have done it all and more! And my favorite part of making these dreams happen, however foolish, has been connecting with fellow Cascadians as well as other friends, furry or feathery, from around the globe.