A little more than a year ago, I started my full time solo adventure in Lolita with my three furkitties spending time in this gorgeous exact campspot at Lake Spokane Campground...
The excitement of a brand new chapter in my life was indescribable. I had no idea what the coming months would bring yet I yearned for adventure and travel. I worked incredibly hard to downsize most of my worldly possessions, sold my house and prepare Lolita for a journey to unknown destinations and adventures. And in this place it began....
Wildflowers are blooming and this year there are even new ones that weren't blooming last year.
The sunrises and sunsets are still stunning and I seem to never tire to share in their splendor.
After six weeks on the road full time I received a call that I was needed at home. Family concerns and needs is one variable that is difficult to plan for. So home I went. Over the course of weeks and months it became clear that my Granddaughter needed me and so my solo journey became a duo. While many families combine home schooling and travel my social butterfly is well grounded with friends and longs for a normal high school experience.
So acknowledging the fluidity of life, and my reluctance to abandon my plans, we charted a altered course incorporating all the things we love with as much time as we can muster.
We have put down temporary roots during the school terms and embraced travel for the rest of the year combining the best of what we both need and want. We spent a glorious trip in Utah in April and are getting ready for a circle tour of the Washington State in all its diversity. We will visit of Mt Rainer and Mt St Helen's and Olympic National Park and travel across the North Cascade Highway. We will visit ocean shores and visit the San Juan Islands and experience the carved desert scab-lands. (Here is where I break into song about Mountain Majesty.)
So as I sit here in this place I am reminded that so often people wait for the perfect opportunity, the perfect time, the perfect rolling home saving for the money needed.
Even in a repeated place, new adventures await.
Training missions took place with us as an audience next to our campsite. Only in America can a helicopter land next to you without somehow fearing for your life and wondering where you could hide.
Just me..... looking forward to new adventures!