This is primarily a travel blog in which I write about traveling in our motorhome. Our travels have

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I began this blog as a vehicle for reporting on a 47-day trip made by my wife and me in our motorhome down to the Yucatan Peninsula and back. I continued writing about our post-Yucatan travels and gradually began including non-travel related topics. I often rant about things that piss me off, such as gun violence, fracking, healthcare, education, and anything else that pushes my button. I have a photography gallery on my Smugmug site (

Saturday, January 6, 2018

100,000 Hits!

100,000 hits! Who would’ve ever thought when I started this blog back in 2011? Compared to many popular blogs that number is not really anything to brag about. However, it still seems to be a milestone worth celebrating. Hoorah! Over the past almost seven years I have had my good days along with a lot of bad. I suffer from PTSD and my depression makes it hard for me to write. You can probably tell how I’m doing by the frequency of my posts. That being said, it is obvious that my depression has taken its toll over the past year or so. Depression is no fun. As a matter of fact, that is one of the symptoms, lack of fun. Being unable to enjoy what other people enjoy. The medical term is anhedonia. In short, it is the inability to feel pleasure. It can literally take the fun out of life. The meds I take keep me on a fairly even keel, no big mood swings one way or the other.

Those of you who have followed my blog know that I wrote a book (Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet – Memoirs of a REMF by Robert B. Martin, IV; available on Amazon) about the time I spent in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. I posted it serially on this blog. If I can struggle through the depression I intend to write a book about growing up in a small Southwest Georgia town. I think I will call it, “Stories I Can Tell Now that Mama is Gone.” She has been gone for some time now, but I actually began making notes for it before she died and I still like the title. It is hard to concentrate for long periods of time (another symptom of depression), which makes it hard to get much written at any one time. I will just have to push hard and see if I can get it done. I will probably post a few of the stories on this blog if I do get any serious writing done. All I can say is, stay tuned.