I’m going to talk nonsense for now. I don’t mean to have this sound like a plug for a TV program so apologies up front if it does.
Have any of you seen the Travel Channel’s program called Expedition Unknown? Do you watch it?
The host , Josh Gates, is a Massachusetts native raised in Manchester- by the Sea, a little town on the north shore.
You may have heard of it. It’s also the name of a movie starring Casey Affleck, but I digress. I haven’t seen the movie even though it got great reviews.
Back to Expedition Unknown and Josh Gates. I first came across Josh Gates when he was the host of a paranormal, monster chasing adventure, reality show on Syfy called Destination Truth.
Of course they never found any of the monsters or ghosts but the stories were great and the locales exotic. I loved the way Josh delivered his lines too. I was hooked. That show ran for 5 seasons. Who knew there were so many cryptids to investigate?
I was disappointed to learn that my favorite globe trotter was done with monster hunting but that didn’t last for long. Josh was back with a new program on the Travel Channel called Expedition Unknown.
The cryptids like Bigfoot are minimized ( although not completely gone) while real life mysteries are explored. The premier was an investigation into Amelia Earhart. Since then there have been investigations into King Arthur, Cloning the Woolly Mammoth and a visit to Everest Base Camp in search of the Yeti. (I told you the cryptids weren’t completely gone)
Along the way he even hooked up with one of my favorite Naturalists, Casey Anderson.
So why am I going on and on about Josh Gates and his adventures? ( Or should I say Exploits?) It’s because at the moment I’m stuck working for a living and won’t be able to go exploring for another couple of months so I’m living vicariously through his show. If I were younger (read that as in better shape) I’d love to be chasing around the world like he does, riding horses, climbing mountains, scuba diving undersea ruins, etc.
I’d even settle for running around the US. I don’t need to travel the world but I do need to be out looking for new and exciting things to do.
I missed out on the Powerball. It was up to 4M before somebody in Indiana won. Oh the places I’d go !
Well, if you’d like a firsthand glimpse of what I would aspire to be, take a spin by the Travel Channel and check out Expedition Unknown. Then when I say something like “I had to take a moment to channel my inner Josh Gates” you’ll know I just had an OMG moment!