|Much thought happening|
when these quiet roads are traveled.
|Where to go?|
What to do?
Do I have value anymore?
|Good-morning new day!|
|Crocheting a quick little doll blanket|
The first of many!
Just keep crocheting,
just keep crocheting...
|And the projects continue to grow...|
|Water Bottle Snuggled into|
|Time for me to cook some|
|I learned quickly that if |
I sat too long...
my leg would be used for cars
and their adventures...
|Crocheted cosy all done...|
|Summer is heating up...|
Water bottles are a must!
|Oh my it's sooooo hot.|
I'm contemplating cutting my hair in the not too distant future!!!!
|Temperatures dropped by 42 degrees|
as me and Subie drove further west!
|And a wonderful rain filled day driving!|
Subie needed a wash down
from all the dust and bugs collected!
|Couldn't help but think of all those who|
suffered so many years before
crossing over the pass
that is now named after them...
|And I grow closer and closer to my|
|Arriving just in time for|
|My heart is full|
as my loved ones enjoy their gifts
from me and my travels
across the USA
East coast to West Coast
In three days!
|I wonder if he dreams of traveling one day?|
When I was little, playing with cars
I dreamed of so many wonderful adventures.
And despite the how and why reasons
of this trip
my adventure across the states was a wonderful one!
And something tells me,
it's only just begun!
|It all began with walking down these stairs...|
|Driving out of Virginia...|
I thanked the trees for the years I had enjoyed them so!
|Over the Potomac|
Would this be my last time?
|The river was full and flowing fast, just like my heart was!|
|I briefly drove through Maryland and on into...|
Onto the highways and byways
heading west now...
|Despite the fear that crept into my mind|
the beauty I saw/experienced
|The sun was warm and I was on an adventure!|
|The open road fed my spirit for adventure|
fueled my fear at times.
Homelessness was now a reality.
|I stopped for the night at an obliging rest area|
some 10 hours after heading out.
I woke to these cuties...
|Tried to find the comfort in knowing|
that I would be ok
if I just embraced my reality without so much fear!
|The surrounding beauty comforted me|
|My thoughts flooded in...|
Homelessness is not acceptable
and being homeless now,
well, I was alone.
|I began driving with a hungry tummy|
but well rested.
What would my future be like?
I worried and wondered.
|I drove until I could not safely do so, anymore.|
Another rest area welcomed me.
|So many bugs were killed upon Subie's windshield!|
But the sunset was lovely!
|Rocky Mountain range in the distance.|
I'd driven for two full days, and slept safely
for two nights.
I was very grateful!
|Seriously Wyoming!?! |
I'm gonna go my own speed
(which was slower)
But I kept moving forward.
|It's been a very hot road trip!|
Temps well into mid to high 90's.
|This rest area was wonderful.|
I knew I was growing closer to my destination!
After a quick wash-up
soaking my hair and body to cool off,
I snapped a few pictures of Subie...
in all her glory!
|Subie has been such a comfort to rest in|
and rely on!
Lets hit the road again...
|It wouldn't seem so bad, |
most of my belongings have been in boxes since before break-up!
We moved into townhouse from storage...then break-up happened
just a few weeks later, belongings sat.
|Spring came and went twice!|
|Crafty distractions filled hours of loneliness|
once home from job.
|untangled and sorted, on the outside...|
|Many cold nights spent by fireside,|
looking within, wondering
what I did and didn't do to contribute to this.
|Passions of the ART|
supplies had to be thinned, sorted, donated
|A lot of coffee was consumed.|
Pain reliever was (almost) a daily thing.
And LOTS of packing tape.
|Boxes were filled...|
|Favorites were displayed until the very end|
|Some things had to go.|
Actually A LOT of things went.
Too many to even think of.
|His and her sides were cleared out.|
|Empty containers piled up, |
only to be filled with discarded items
for the charity shops