Welcome to Quin’s Progress!
So, what’s with the weird site name? Okay, here’s the story:
From medieval times to the present day, when the monarchs of England traveled to the far reaches of the kingdom to see and be seen by the royal subjects, to administer the business of the crown, and to generally ensure the regent’s familiarity with the realm, that grand tour has been referred to as the “Royal Progress,” and when that monarch is a woman, the “Queen’s Progress.”
My name is Quin. I am not under any delusions that I am some kind of monarch, and I sure don’t travel with a stately entourage of guards and ladies-in-waiting (I don’t think I’m even English, although who knows, there might be an Englishman somewhere way back there in my cowboy/hillbilly roots). But, this site is a chronicle of my travels and adventures around our shared realm, both here at home and abroad, as well as of my personal journeys…my own progress, if you will. Hence, Quin’s Progress.
And, yes, that is a giant, gold and diamond corndog scepter in my left hand in the masthead image! Those of you who already know me know why, and those of you who are new to this site will come to see how prominently the corndog features in my view of wonderful things in the world.
Speaking of which, the fabulous, groovy artwork on my site was done by the amazing Les Toil, who I am blessed to call a friend. Check out his stuff, it will blow your mind, I promise: www.lestoil.net.
The photos on this site are all by me, and are my property, unless otherwise noted.
Please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or just want to say hi! Don’t be shy!
Thank you for joining me on this madcap voyage. I look forward to exploring the Quindom with you!