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!
“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
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
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
I would make the absolute worst long distance truck driver on the planet! You see, I don’t seem to last more than 2 hours before I need to get out of the car, if only for a minute. And it was this propensity to boredom that led to the story that follows. After San Antonio, Texas I-10 is an never ending stretch of high … Read More Day 3: The problem with boredom
“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” J. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings The soft patter of rain on my tent is soothing, so much so that I tap the snooze button on my phone and nestle a little deeper beneath the covers. But after a moment my eyes open and I toss the covers off. California isn’t coming … Read More Day 2: Into the night…
“It’s a dangerous business going out your door. You step onto the road and if you don’t keep your feet there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) As I pile the last of my belongings into my little car, I feel like a Baggins. Okay, so I won’t … Read More Day 1: In the manner of Bagginses