This is my first post via cell phone because my laptop simply will not cooperate! I have no idea how this will turn out, lol.
I made it 2,200 and change across our beautiful country in Ruby, and it has been delightful, despite yet another breakdown en route. I wish everyone could see the America I see instead of the one on the news every day. Friendly, helpful people, the kindness of strangers, the smiles, accents, flavors and scents of different places.
I’m currently in Arizona, trying to decide if I’ll backtrack to New Mexico or mosey forward into the Western side and drop in on Quartzite. Or maybe just drop anchor and float around every fourteen days! Possibilities, so many to choose from.
My original intent was to drive from here back to Florida to spend time with family during Thanksgiving, but trouble in Paradise has me rethinking that plan. Maybe it’s time for me to take a little time and do what I want to do for a short while and let things down there settle down some. Since I’m now estranged from the daughter I intended to park with, and other friends have pressing family issues, maybe elapsed time would take care of all of those things.
The sunsets here are all they are cracked up to be. The vistas are a relief to East coast eyes; it reminds me of how small we are as humans and allows for a recalibration of my human compass. Plus, my hair likes the lack of humidity! That’s reason enough, right?!?
Discovering the little towns of Bisbee and Patagonia was a delight for my art and architecture eyes. And the plant life! So different from back East in scent and color spectrum. I find it very calming. The Dust Storm warning signs, the ever present Border Patrol and the signs to watch out for rattlers and scorpions notwithstanding, this part of the country is full of enchantment. I can’t say I wasn’t forewarned that it might find a place in my soul that I didn’t know was lacking.
If I can figure out how to upload photos via this method, I’ll share some of my visual delights this evening.
For now, embrace the different. Look at people differently. Open your heart and mind to new possibilities. And give thanks for what you have every day!
Smiling from the road,