Category: Camping

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Day 8:  Journey’s End…for now!

Today I will arrive at my new home! I’m so excited that I have butterflies!!! Rocky senses the excitement as well. I notice an extra spring in his step.  It takes a conscious effort to focus on being “where I am” I don’t want to be so focused on my destination  that I mentally skip past this phase of my journey.  I see  the … Read More Day 8:  Journey’s End…for now!

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Day 7: Nothing ventured Nothing gained 

“Gotta find my keys.” That’s my first thought as I wake. I slept soundly last night after being  lulled to sleep by a screeching child- a welcome change after lastnight’s  adventure, but before tucking into my sleeping bag I realized the keys were  missing.  Keys in the ignition, freshly showered I look at my itinerary: Montezuma’s Castle, a place I visited my last trip … Read More Day 7: Nothing ventured Nothing gained 

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Day 6: A Short Day

I’m up, but tired.  I start my day interviewing my neighboring camp mates. No they didn’t hear anything last night. No they didn’t come down to check on me. But the creeper will not ruin my day or my trip. I set out to explore Collosal Cave Moubtain Park.  I am to see a roadrunner.  I see some sort of orange ringtail critter. A … Read More Day 6: A Short Day

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Day 5: There and Back

 I am awake. And I’m excited, not just because of the amazing sunrise or the way the sun sets the mountains behind me on fire!        I am excited because today,  for the first time, I know where I am going. Years ago I visited Collosal Cave Mountain Park and fell in love with the surrounding desert, so when I realized that I could … Read More Day 5: There and Back

Day 4: Deserts and Desserts

I unzip my tent and shiver in the cool air.According to my phone it’s only 34 degrees.  For a moment I consider crawling back into my sleeping bag to wait for the sun to rewarm the earth. And then I glimpse the colors on the eastern horizon.     I’m ten miles away from I-10 and even  though the posted speed limit is 70 on … Read More Day 4: Deserts and Desserts

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Treasure of The Beehive – Acadia National Park

I’ve been practicing a new skill. I’m learning to reach out to the world around me and embrace it. Which is why, after working the overnight shift in the ER, I wasn’t napping as I waited for my friend to join me at Acadia National Park. The sound of the crashing surf drew me down the stairs to Sand Beach. My face tingled in … Read More Treasure of The Beehive – Acadia National Park