Then there becomes so many, and I don’t know where to start.
At 16 months, Blue Sky is all grown up. This is his new bed.
Here he is with has sister, Katie. He’s on the right.
My knee is back to ‘normal’, which isn’t great but it’s better than broken! At first our walks were very short, then they got a bit loner, but only on paved areas. Now I’m walking on trails, but we’ve only been back to the beach once so far, and that was with Blues dog class. Blue and I haven’t been back to ‘our’ beach yet, but it will happen.
We miss it.
October is beautiful here. It’s more or less our summer, with temps around 70 and not much fog.
We do have some color change.
But not like this.
That’s Shiloh in the drivers seat, Joy is in the back…waiting for her Joy Ride.
There pictures are in California however, over by Mt Whitney, from when we took a ride down Hwy 395. I’d be lying if I said these memories don’t pull at my heart strings, big time.
There’s so much beauty to see out there! SO MUCH. The earth, in its natural condition, is…rapturous. Many of the things and places I’ve seen are far beyond what words can express.
I have no regrets about my four years of travel. I thought it would be longer, but four years is how it worked out, and how it was meant to be.
I hear from Bob and Deb occasionally…the people who made Wandering Spirit part of their family. ( That was my Casita travel trailer). Wandering Spirit, as WS Pearl, continues to explore the beauty with her people…and dog people too.
They spent some times hiking by the Tetons recently.
And sent me some pictures. Wow.
And then this happened, somewhere under the rainbow.
They told me a story that touched my heart. While camping near the Tetons, they saw another Casita camped there, and went to investigate, which often happens with Casita folks. It turned out to be a solo female full timer, who was just starting her journey, and they began talking. Bob and Deb told her they bought their Casita from a solo female full timer. She asked them ‘was her name Micky?’
As it turned out she’s read my blog for years and was inspired to go on the road because of it. She never left a comment or anything, just read, and studied, and prepared, and did it!
So hello Glenda, if you are still reading! That makes me so happy! If I helped just one person realize it is possible, and realize their dream, I’m thrilled! Maybe there are others. I hope so!
If you are reading this now and are not sure what this is all about, check out my first blog, http://www.onewanderingspirit.wordpress.com for hundreds of posts about adventures with my two sweet traveling companions, Joy and Shiloh. So no, I wasn’t really solo, I had my two buddies who shared that Wandering Spirit with me.
Camped at The Grand Canyon, loving every second. Top picture, Joy left, Shiloh right. Second picture just the opposite.
These are the sweet spirits that are still with Blue and I…and always will be. Missing them is part of me, but I’m healing. I’m beginning to feel more like …I don’t know…like me. It’s taken a long time but I’m starting to feel like it’s ok to be here without their physical selves…for awhile. (They went to the Rainbow Bridge in May and July of 2018).Their spirits are always close and I’m sure Blue Sky knows them well by now.
I don’t know what I would have done without Blue, and the life path he is leading me on. Dogs are just the most amazing beings! I stand by the belief that they are wise in their own ways, that are sometimes far beyond ours. Many times actually. And we are with our particular dog/dogs for a reason. They have much to teach us, if we pay attention.
So life is a lot of things, but one of those things is, good. Life is good. You might be on the road, awed by the spectacular, or you might be in your own back yard listening to birds sing. Where ever you are, seek out the beauty of nature as much as possible. If you have eyes, see it. If you have ears, listen to it…but always feel it, in your soul.