I'm finalizing my book that I've been working on for a bit... need your suggestions as to a great book title and/or if there's something you think of that I should write about... The book is, big surprise, about the RV trip we took, so think of something witty and clever and let me know! You'll get a free copy of the book if you pick the title!!
I woke up this morning and thought about four years ago today. It was September 2, 2008 when the kids and I left on the trip. Jackson is now 15, Lilly is 13 and Sam is nine. What a difference.
I left the house early and went for a walk through our neighborhood thinking about our travels. On my way back I ran into my neighbor, a hero of mine, as she was packing her RV. "Linda" is probably in her late 70s, a widow, and an avid RV traveler. As I strolled by her driveway, she was up on a stepstool pouring windshield fluid into her RV. I offered to help but instead we just chatted for almost 30 minutes about her upcoming trip.
Linda is going alone to Yellowstone, 1100 miles from home. There she'll camp for eight nights and take in Teton National Park as well. We swapped stories of different campsites and traveling and happily talked about RV life. I am, so impressed by her independence and our mutual self-description of the two of us: we concluded that we are either brave or stupid (she used fool-harded) for doing our solo RV adventures. The big difference is she's in her 70s, and I'm in my 40s. Linda is my hero.
It felt serendipitous that I see my RV neighbor today, the anniversary of our big trip. It got me all fired up, for a lot of things, not just traveling...being, doing, being, doing. Here's to Linda and to a lifetime of adventures for all of us.
Since redoing my website, the trip blog got a little mixed up. Stay close by as we get it all back in order soon! Thanks