February 06, 2016

An Adventure On The Horizon

The sun is shining today.  It is actually 65 degrees. Took Rex for a ride and a walk. Cleaned house and find myself still full of energy.  Incredible how a little sunshine and warmth can inspire the spirit.

Spring is around the corner. Hopefully not too close because we are still in a drought and can use lots and lots and lots more rain.

Spring will get here though, followed closely by summer!

The women in our book club have a great adventure planned for summer...early summer. One of the ladies has never camped....ever. It's very hard to believe that a woman, born and raised in California and who raised two kids in California has never gone tent camping.

Two of the women have never been to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. What?  A mere six and a half hour drive from where D lived almost all of her life and she never got there!  Not acceptable! J, on the other hand, grew up in the east end of the mid-west. Acceptable excuse for not getting to the Grand Canyon but a little iffy on excuse for missing Yosemite!

We are taking D camping, making sure D and J get to the Grand Canyon and, on the return trip, making sure J gets to Yosemite! We'll have to think of a 'first time' event for me but you can bet your tush it won't include hiking the trail on the steep sides of the canyon. 

I can smell the campfire. I can taste the first cup of hot coffee laced with a bit of Bailey's in the morning. There is nothing better than waking up in the mountains and smelling camp smoke on your clothes and in your hair.

Maybe we'll take an empty journal and write about conversations, observations, and impromptu detours. Maybe we won't. Maybe we'll share stories of old road trips. Maybe we won't. We WILL get to the Grand Canyon and we WILL make sure that D wants to camp again and again. 

All I know is that my tent, sleeping bag, lantern and Coleman stove are ready and waiting.

I'll have extra batteries for my camera and make sure the tripod is in good shape so we can get pictures of all four of us!

We are currently reading an Eckart Tolle book and practicing living in the NOW on the New Earth but every now and then, I cheat a little and dream about our trip!

Is it really cheating though, if I am enjoying every little nuance of the dream? 

Okay, back to the NOW. Going to wash the kitchen floor and think about raking the ground before I pitch the tent....can you smell the pine?

Kumbaya, ya'll!






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    1. Are campfires allowed in Super 8's? Seems to me the fire sprinklers would go off and dilute the Bailey's coffee! ;-)

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  2. I love camping and go several times in the summer up in the Pocono Mountains. And my favorite part in what you stated....the smell of the campfire!!! And the hikes in the woods.

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    1. The closer to nature the better, right? Nothing like the absence of a city bus' diesel exhaust!

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  3. I love the collective energy of your book club.

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  4. Nice blog....I found you in the comment section on Terra's blog.

    Going to look around.

    Have a great day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'll travel over to your blog this morning.

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  5. What?? To live so close to the Grand Canyon and never visit? Unthinkable! :) What an amazing book club you have there!

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    1. Can you imagine? The book club is an awesome haven for sharing and growing. I love those women.

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  6. Be sure to take some air mattresses too!

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    1. I always take an extra quilt for under my sleeping bag. I found that air mattresses make it colder, especially the tall ones.

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  7. The only thing I really like about camping is the s'mores.

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    1. Maybe you went with the wrong people! Sitting around the campfire with loving women is awesome. The conversation gets deep and the laughs are just as deep!

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