Roadtrip-Adventure-Ohio-West-Virginia-Bob Davis Podcast 879

West Virginia Stand Out

I promised a podcast for Ohio and West Virginia. West Virginia though, is most noteworthy. Find out why in Roadtrip-Adventure-Ohio-West-Virginia-Bob Davis Podcast 879.

Hard To Remember Where I was!

I’m on a mega road trip for Thanksgiving week. Heading across the central United States from Minneapolis and Saint Paul all the way to Richmond Virginia and back. As a result it gets difficult to remember just where I was.

Back Road Fading

First of all I intended to include more of Ohio. My route for a good part of this trip is US 33. Truth is, much of 33 through Ohio is actually more like an Interstate than it is a two lane back road.

Pouring Rain and Autobahns

Moreover through most of the time in Ohio, it was pouring rain. As I angled down toward West Virginia I focused on driving. In addition, I was a little frustrated with highway improvements that have left 33 a four lane autobahn with seventy mile an hour speed limits. I am searching for adventure in Roadtrip-Adventure-Ohio-West-Virginia-Bob Davis Podcast 879. That means backroads.

Wild and Wonderful

In contrast, there is West Virginia. I am enchanted with this “Wild and Wonderful” state. A place that turned out to be the stand out of the trip so far.

Mountains Mountains Mountains!

Maybe it’s the mountains. Towns and mountain hamlets. Old trailers and school buses. Picturesque unincorporated clusters of churches and antebellum houses. The contrast between wealth and poverty in some places goes back generations.

Hairpin Curves and 10 Percent Grades

Due to the mountains, there are times when Mobile Podcast Command was rumbling along at 25 to 40 miles an hour, rather than freeway speeds. Through most of the state 33 is two lanes, with hairpin curves and 10 percent grades up and down. Almost heaven!

Story Within A Story

Seems like every little turn and twist in West Virginia’s mountain roads have a story. From Glenview to Elkins and more. Almost certainly all these places actually do have pretty good stories.

Crystal Clear Night

Finally this podcast ends in Virginia. One hundred miles from nowhere. On a crystal clear quiet night just before Thanksgiving.

Now I get to plan the return trip.

Stay Tuned

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Thanksgiving-Road-Trip-Planning-Bob Davis Podcast 876

Mega Road Trip!

I have started the countdown clock for departure for my 2019 Thanksgiving Mega Road Trip. Find out why I only do back roads. In addition, why am I taking a trip through the American Midwest. Learn more in Thanksgiving-Road-Trip-Planning-Bob Davis Podcast 876.

Back Roads Only Please

As far as I am concerned back roads are most noteworthy. I don’t do freeways or toll roads. The back roads are where you learn what is really going on in this country.

Podcasting From The Road

Moreover I really have a passion for podcasting from Mobile Podcast Command, a ‘repurposed’ 2000 ambulance.

Places No One Ever Reports On Or Goes To

On America’s two lane state, county and farm roads, a traveler sees and feels places no one ever goes to or reports on.

“No One Ever Comes Here”

Especially relevant are two Iowa farmers I interviewed last summer. With all the politicians in Iowa you’d think someone would have knocked on their doors. “That’s all up in Des Moines”, they said. “No one ever comes here to talk to us”.

Real America

In contrast I’ve taken the back roads from coast to coast, north and south, east and west. Because of the back roads I’ve learned a lot about America.

Mysterious Ancient Paper Maps

As a result I have learned the value of a mysterious thing called a map. I don’t mean google maps. I’m talking about paper maps. I’ll explain in Thanksgiving-Road-Trip-Planning-Bob Davis Podcast 876.

Exact Route

Above all I’ll give you the exact route I’ll be taking this Thanksgiving across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. Pretty much all back roads.

RV Nomads

Finally when I started back roading in mobile podcast command, there weren’t very many RV Nomads out there. This podcast is a salute to all the Van Life and Skoolie Conversion people I follow. Now there are millions. Maybe they’re onto something.

Mobile Podcast Command Is Primitive

In contrast I won’t be living in relative luxury in my RV. Mobile Podcast Command is primitive. I sleep in a hammock. Cook my dinners on a camp stove. I Take showers at Yoga studios and Truck Stops. I do have a coffee maker, however.

Real Happiness Through Travel

Above all, happiness is a clean windshield and a full tank of fuel.

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Fitness-Future-Business-Networking-Bob Davis Podcast 866

Business Networking for Growth and Friendship

I’ve learned the importance of business networking these days. In addition to growing your small business, you meet great people. I’m joined by networking partner John Unverzagt in Fitness-Future-Business-Networking-Bob Davis Podcast 866.

Fitness Together

Especially relevant is the fact that John is the owner of two Fitness Together locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. You can click here for the link to Fitness Together.

My Business

Most noteworthy is the disclaimer at the beginning of this podcast. One of the things I do not do is sell interviews in my podcasts. I sell personal endorsement advertisements in my podcasts.

A Podcast Interview Prize

Recently as a prize at our networking group I gave away a podcast interview. John won that interview, and also happens to be a client. All the better for Fitness Together, right?

John’s Story

Even more John has a great story about his journey to becoming a fitness business owner. Furthermore his family’s hometown is also my family’s hometown. Plus I have my own fitness favorite, Yoga. Learn more here.

Future of Fitness

Certainly having one of my networking partners as a guest on the podcast is key. Moreover John shares some great observations about the Fitness Industry, his journey and the future of fitness.

First Generation Fitness Training Professionals

John has been in the fitness industry for a long time. As a result he lays claim to being among the first generation of professional fitness trainers. We’ll talk about the odyssey of fitness, from the first boxing gyms, to the big box gyms of today and especially the kind of focused personalized training Fitness Together provides in Fitness-Future-Business-Networking-Bob Davis Podcast 866.

Life Experiences

Finally we share some personal stories about the value of business networking for small businesses. For me, the opportunity to talk with other small business owners who have different life experiences and personalities is very important.

Fitness Has Become A Big Industry

In conclusion, fitness in general has grown to be a huge industry. What’s the future of Fitness?

DNA Testing To Sport Power Lifting

From DNA Testing to focus nutrition to Yoga, Power Lifting, CrossFit and more.

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