Day #1 of the West Trip: Don’t let it smell your fear!

We woke up at 5:00 a.m. today in a flurry of excitement. My mother is a saint, and not only is she watching my animals for me the entire time I’m away, but she also got up with us and sacrificed her truck to help us get our supplies to the RV. I do, however,Continue reading “Day #1 of the West Trip: Don’t let it smell your fear!”

Saying goodbye is always the hardest …

“Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus I was a weird kid. That’s probably an understatement. I can remember being maybe eight years old, picking up the phone while my mother stood over me with her arms crossed. “Call a friend. Any friend. Tell her you want to play.” She said.Continue reading “Saying goodbye is always the hardest …”

How the West Trip started: Sometimes, you just have to break your chains.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller I’m not entirely sure what happened. You could argue that this has been coming all along, but I was just too distracted to see it. Those who know me say it came out of the blue. Maybe it was a bit ofContinue reading “How the West Trip started: Sometimes, you just have to break your chains.”