Monday, October 18, 2010

On Leaving

In less than an hour, I will be freeway bound, destined for Arizona. Along the way, I'll be stopping in Missoula, MT and Salt Lake City, UT to visit friends and get some rest. I hate to leave Spokane during its most beautiful time of year - I've enjoyed the brilliant leaves, crisp air and gorgeous sunshine so much these past few days. Nevertheless, I am also excited to explore and learn about a new city. I've never been to Tuscon, or even Arizona for that matter, but the idea of heat all year long and desert beauty intrigues me.

My eyes have nearly come to tears a few times so far this morning. And I couldn't remember my pin number at the post office - so I was forced to write a check. Of course, the clerk asked if my driver's license address was current - ha! I don't have an address. So I just said yes. Needless to say, my brain is on the fried side.

Still, I feel so blessed. Blessed to have recently gone on an international trip with my older sister. Blessed to see my usually terrorizing cat recently mellow to constant snuggles. Blessed to have dear friends who have shown their love in countless ways upon the approach of my leave date. Blessed to have a boyfriend who cares for me absolutely. Blessed to have the opportunity to explore more of the USA.

I plan to keep you all updated on my adventures this winter by posting them on a nearly weekly basis. I'll be sure to post photos, as well.

Thank you ALL for being in my life. I couldn't do this trip without the support I've received from each of you.

Okay, enough of the gushy stuff. I'm off like a pelican... ;)


  1. I am going to miss you soooo much! It's been such a blessing have you nearby these past couple years. Spokane won't be the same without you.

    Have a blast on your adventure! Don't do anything I wouldn't do, and if you do...just don't. : ) LOVE

  2. I miss you already! Drive safe. And if you need anything - just fax me. :)