Why do we Blog?
Well, it is a good question! Why do we blog? To start with I (Loli) love to write. I always have! It doesn’t hurt that we also love to travel and try new things and new places. People are always asking us for advice when they want to do something special or new. Therefore starting a Blog about our adventures just seemed like a great idea.
One of my favorite classes in school was creative writing. I always wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Most of my teachers discouraged this since I am a horrible speller, and spell check wasn’t really a thing yet. But my creative writing teacher was different she encouraged me to write my thoughts down and record memories. Hince when I am the one who writes in the travel journal (there will be a story about that coming soon) it reads like a story. When Pop does it reads like a grocery list. 75 degrees, Sunny, Left at 9 am, stopped 9 pm, ate, slept. The cool thing is neither of us is wrong we still have the facts in our travel journal and it helps us with the memories when we read back through it.
Needless to say, I never became a world famous writer. Ok, it was really not all my teachers’ fault. I didn’t really apply myself when I was younger and my one true passion is being a good wife and mother and grandmother so that came first. I think I have been very successful (not sure Pop and the Girls think that so don’t ask them…lol)
So fast forward many many years later. Pop and I are celebrating our Anniversary on a local area Roadtrip. We started our trip at Mary Jane’s Burgers & Brews in Perryville, MO (amazing food). We made a social media post about our adventures for the day. How we stopped here and there for a drink, a burger, a shot, a pickled egg (Southern Illinois Tradition if you are on a road trip). You get the picture. People loved it, they started asking about where we had been how to get there, what they should try, the best time to go, etc. Then it hit Pop!
We started talking about how much fun we have together. That people are always saying they wish they had what we had. Want to know how we came up with our ideas and so on. Well, the rest is history as they say. Pop said let’s start a Blog!
We went home that night and started working on it and now we have “Next Stop with Loli and Pop!” We want to share with our friends how we not only strive to find new adventures together. But how we work to keep our relationship with each other fresh and stay best friends.
There are so many couples who once the kids have grown-up and moved on they don’t remember how to be a couple anymore. They have forgotten how to date each other. We try very hard and make it a priority to date each other. It doesn’t have to cost any money to date even. Just make something new up and go do it together.
In Closing – Why we Blog
Our utmost hope is that everyone who reads our Blog and/or follows us on social media will be inspired. That you will learn about new places to go, eat, drink, or do together. Some will be far away and some right outside your back door. The goal is to have you add some of the things we do to your Bucket List. The bonus here is for me (Loli) I get to not only get to have new adventures with the man I love but now I get to be that writer I always dreamed of being!
Remember that post about Mary Janes, well the next day 3 different couples that read our post went there for the first time. It is over an hour from our home. They read about us going there and were inspired to go. Had a date together, made some time for something new. We hope we compel you to follow along and see where our Next Stop is as well as find out where yours will be.