I’ve been so emotionally overwhelmed from my trip to West Texas, that I’ve had a hard time writing my next post! This journey was exactly what I needed to give my brain a full reset – the problem is, it left a permanent mark but a good one! The whole operational nature of our trip, though relaxed (we had a plan) – reminded me of some really good times in the military. Some time spent in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan with some of the best of friends. It was hard to leave. You don’t realize how spun up you can get in everyday life – and this place just completely slowed me down and put me in a place where I felt like I knew myself – if that makes any sense.
Being able to clear your head once in awhile is nice. I won’t lie, but I feel disconnected in the city which is ironic because of the amount of people here. The further out I venture, the more in tune with myself I become. Discovered a new term that I had never heard of before, which is ‘Wanderlust’ from my friend Josh… when I looked up the word – it described me perfectly, lol.
I cannot express to you how much fun this trip was. There are no words to describe it – but I hope that my video can convey that message to you – if a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is video worth?
I will certainly be visiting West Texas again soon. I feel fortunate to have this in my backyard. It’s no Rocky Mountains, or Appalachian Trail, but it’s still unique and majestic in every way. There’s fauna & flora here that exist no other place on Earth! The region is rich with family history and played a significant role during the early settler days.
I think a trip to the Guadalupe Mountains is in order next! This will be the first video of a series that I’m titling ‘Ham Radio Adventures with SignalSearch’. What better way to enjoy travelling than to add in a bit of ham radio!?
A Texas sized thank you to Jon – N5CFB, Matt – N5MDB, Sam – K5JM, & Melanie N5MGB for making this trip one for the record books. This trip exemplified what I love most about Amateur Radio – Friends.