This first post starts a record of my Adventures near and far. As the first post, it is highly experimental. That is, I am experimenting using the features of this blog. For example, I am trying out different themes to get one with which I feel comfortable. Second, and as important to me, is the ability to use digital images in the blog itself. Finally, I want to be at ease in writing short descriptive records of my adventures for both myself and others. Practice, it is said, is the secret.