I’m here, guys. I’m here! I know it been a while since I’ve shared a post, and I apologize, so let me jump right in and update you on what’s been going on in my life since I last posted. The flu (twice), health issues, and a hectic schedule that knocked me off balance for a few months I didn’t know if I was coming or going most days. I made a hard decision and canceled all my solo trips for the summer after returning from Niagara Falls in May in case I needed to have surgery. My doctor found two lumps in my breasts and one in my throat. I had throat surgery a few years ago to remove a lump, and to find out I had a new one form was a lot to digest. In July, I took the grand-babies on a train ride to Texas to celebrate my grandson’s birthday, and that pretty much sums up my summer travels. Lets fast forward to September I finally heard the news I had been praying for – benign, non-cancerous, no surgery needed! Thank God! I put all the health issues behind me and got back to doing what I love, and that’s traveling.
Dinosaur World and Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
During all the busy craziness, I sold “Grace” and purchased “Freedom” a 2019 Winnebago Travoto motorhome. I LOVED Grace, and I miss her sometimes, but I wanted to be more nimble and needed something smaller that best fits my travel style. I have traveled almost 10k miles since purchasing my new tiny home on wheels last year, and have many more miles planned later this year. My first trip was to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. It was so easy driving her around the park. I almost forgot I was in an RV, and she fits into a standard parking space, which I love. I can park her pretty much anywhere you would park a car. Gas station and grocery runs are a breeze!
Great Sand Dunes National Park
After exploring the dunes, I returned home for a couple of weeks before hitting the road in October for the world-famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico – blog post going up on Sunday.
Albuquerque Internal Ballon Fiesta
A week later, my daughter and I flew to San Diego for a much-needed mommy and daughter vacation. We had a relaxing time beach hopping for a week and kayaking for the very first time. Ooh, I can’t wait to tell you about my kayaking experience I thought I was going to drown in a foot of water. Ha! You’re going to get a kick out of my story and hopefully laugh from a good healthy place. I blame it on the flu that I wasn’t entirely at myself on this trip. I will say we made some great memories together. Post coming soon!
La Jolla Beach and Sunset Cliffs
I returned home for eight weeks before hitting the road again in December for a 3-week road trip through southern Arizona and California up to northern California for the Rose Parade in Pasadena. I had such a wonderful time on this trip that I cried all night before I left California and balled my eyes out as I crossed over every state line that got me closer to this place I called home. I didn’t want to come back; I didn’t! I felt like my season here was over my life no longer served a purpose here, and that’s when I knew change was coming. I NEEDED change.
Pasadena Rose Parade
Three weeks later, I hit the road again in February, where I took my travels internationally and drove to San Felipe, Mexico. I enjoyed two weeks of relaxation and warm summer-like temperate that I almost forgot it was winter. Ha! I’ve been home for a couple of weeks now and have fully recovered from all sickness and traveling.
San Felipe, Mexico
I appreciate each of you for sticking around. I look forward to sharing more of my adventures with. I also look forward to hearing about your 2019-2020 adventures. Please share!