On the Road with Josh: Part 2


Monday - 9/27

1am: I made it to Sweetwater, Texas, where I stopped at a rest area on the side of the highway. Parked between 18 wheelers, I made my way into back to the trailer and had one of the greatest 2 hour cat naps. This gave me all I needed in order to get back on the road.

lights on a truck at night

3am: On the road again. The moon was big and bright (I took a picture through my sun/ moon roof because I couldn’t help myself from constantly looking at it).

When alone the creative juices kick into to overdrive and all I do is creatively think about the most important aspects in life and how I may improve them. This ‘alone time’ is so important and time that I typically do not take since I’m always with others (work or home). While I crave my family/ friends and can’t get enough of them and love all who I work with, there is something so special about being alone where the only person I have to be responsible for is myself. Again, this doesn’t happen often, so I have to take full advantage of that time when I do have it.

I was able to have a great conversation with a business partner of mine in Italy. He and his brother (2nd generation) run a family business that produces products for PA. We have so many common grounds in life and it’s always great to speak to him in a big picture way… I typically refer to him as, “my Italian brother from another mother.” Since they are 6 hours ahead of us, he’s always one I can reach out to in the wee hours of the morning. He loved to hear what I was doing and only looks forward to the day I show up in The Piedmonte Country outside of Torino in Italy with SM in tow. He knows it will happen! That’s right… this Silver Home Tour is going global! If Wally Byram can do it, why shouldn’t we?

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