Some readers who follow me online on Facebook or Instgram know that Tim and I were on extended hiatus over the past year or so with Midwest Guest as he continued his 7-plus-year battle with lung cancer.
And some of you already know that Tim's battle with this illness ended last month.
I established Midwest Guest nearly 9 years ago after spending a decade writing for local newspapers and other periodicals.
I had the vision that writing about the Midwest would provide plenty of interesting subjects, and that encouraging travel in this region was something not a lot of folks were doing at that time.
Tim enjoyed helping me make Midwest Guest a success, serving as the in-house tech guru, photo expert, motorcycle enthusiast and always-ready travel companion whose enthusiasm, curiosity, historical knowledge and way of relating to everyone and their stories made Midwest Guest a better and more interesting place in my humble opinion..
We were together for 38 years, and I will dearly miss him in real life as a life partner and a partner at Midwest Guest.
He wanted me to continue publishing Midwest Guest...and so my plan is to continue to carry on in my mission to put a well-deserved spotlight on this region of the country.
It may take a little while for me to re-group and get back in my regular groove of traveling and blogging about this region...so...as I said...please excuse me as I shake some dust off, and let's resume the trip!