Introspective Adventurer

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Life’s Roller Coaster Ride – part 2

…continued from part 1

I’ve received the call before. You know the one. The “I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news” call.

When I finally arrived at Adam’s house after a long day of travel, I was still messaging with my sister, Linda about my day. We sent several messages back and forth and I told her I arrived safely.

Then she called.

I answered happily, thinking how wonderful it would be to chat with her instead of texting. Only she didn’t sound happy. She had just got off the phone with close friends of our sister Janet and delivered the bad news to me.

Janet is dead.

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Recover and restore

I’m sitting down to write at a beautiful, peaceful setting that I want to share with you. I helped my son move this week, and it was a bit stressful, but to top it off, I caught my husband’s cold (yes, I’m throwing you under the bus John).

For the last two days I’ve been surviving on DayQuil and NyQuil, which has helped, but I’m still having trouble breathing.

So I’m going to keep this short, and go lay back down for a little while.

Our trip up to Oregon was a good one, with our first stop at my best friends house. She had a wonderful meal prepared for us when we arrived and we were treated like family, as usual. Continue reading

Weekend on…the road

I love a good road trip. Especially when shared.

I got a chance to do a ride along, with my oldest son, from Southern Oregon to home in Southern California. We stayed on the Rogue River, which was stunning, serene and just plain soul soothing.


Rogue River

Fishing the Rogue


View from the cabin



Heading South, we stopped at Castle Crags in Shasta. Easy hike up to the vista for spectacular views.


Vista hike to Castle Crags

The road brought many interesting finds…some with dollars on the ceiling.

and chance encounters with the locals…I imagined these two old friends sitting together each morning, having coffee. They shared with me that the local market had the best coffee. I smiled, knowing it also had the only coffee in town.

Copernicus snoozed between stops and was happy to just be with us.

I wonder what the rest of the trip home will bring…

Happy Saturday everyone 🙂

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