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Showing posts from July, 2017

Bottoms Up

Along with books, bags and traveling, I should add mugs to my list of passions. Although I gave away most of my collection a couple of years ago, new ones have found their way to me. My one mug cupboard is nearly full so it's likely time to downsize again. Like some of the other aspects I enjoy, I can't really explain what it is that makes me buy, collect or find these mugs, but they definitely make me happy. I enjoy a variety and here are my current favorites: 

Tenny Greeny, isn't she cute? I salvaged her from an old shed. She was caked and covered in years of neglect and dirt. I washed and disinfected her (multiple times) I have no idea where the rest of her kind are. I found her with a cool, mustard yellow cup but she's chipped and leaking so she's being used as a pencil holder. 

Jeannette N. makes these really cool mugs. I bought one last year and was so excited as it was going to be the one to travel with me everywhere. On the way to Parker's National Finals…

Friends Along the Trail

I didn't think about taking pictures and recording stories of the wonderful people I met on my journey, until the last day 🙄. I met up with Patricia and Staci in Crestone. Very cool ladies that I had the pleasure of sharing  about the Ki energy work that I do. Then there was Brian, the volunteer guide at Chaco. Brian has an amazing story that I will share in another post. The final leg of the journey was where I met this Soul Sister, Ranell Fox. 

I was driving out to Royal Gorge, I thought it looked like a cool stop. I was wrong. After spending so many days alone, in quiet solitude and virtually undisturbed from crowds and chaos, stopping here was an absolute assault on my system.... LORDY! 

Throwing the binoculars in the backpack I walked to the visitor's center and felt my entire being constricting. Too many people, too much noise, too much.......everything. My entire quest was to connect with my soul and the Earth energies. To remember why I am here, to recalibrate and rejuv…


I have this ideal image that after a day of exploration, I'll come back to wifi and share the events and insights of the day. NOPE! That hasn't been the case at all, I've gotten up early and crawled to bed pretty late. I always bring books to read and haven't even gotten to those. I'm sharing now, instead of being out and about, because I looked down and noticed that the Jeep needs an oil change. I'm at Jiffy Lube plotting out my day's schedule (or avoiding a schedule completely, would be more accurate.) I have squeezed the most out of every hour that I could. I have taken a ton of pictures, done a ton of driving, thinking, processing and releasing.  This is the therapy I've been needing. While I'm waiting for an oil change, here are a few images of what I've seen/experienced.

View of Chaco from the mesa

Proof that I made it to the top, my legs still feel like jell-o

Stunning view to the east at New Alto

A big part of Chaco is seeing the hidden …

I hit the highway...

"My friends from high school
Married their high school boyfriends
Moved into houses in the same ZIP codes
Where their parents live But I, I could never follow
No, I, I could never follow I hit the highway in a pink RV with stars on the ceiling
Lived like a gypsy
Six strong hands on the steering wheel I've been a long time gone now
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
But I've always found my way somehow" The Long Way Around~Dixie Chicks
My theme song. From the first time I heard it, I knew it was ME. I've never been known to follow a traditional path. I usually start coloring the page and then I veer off and ignore the lines.  Today I'm doing something I've always wanted to do. I'm hitting the highway in a little gray jeep. No stars on the ceiling, but definitely tunes blaring from the speakers. Destination: unknown, I'll know when I get there.  I'm taking a spontaneous, solo road trip. The time is right and although I have a lot that I need to/s…