I had only one goal for the day, make the drive to Chicago, get a quick picture of Wrigley Field, then get out. The only reason I was going? I just wanted to see the field where Babe Ruth called the famous home run shot. Thought it would be an easy in and out situation, not … More Day 19- More than a Picture
I drove clear across Nebraska today! The skies were overcast and the road was bumpy. It made me extremely sleepy, like the lull that puts a baby to sleep when riding in the car. There were dried up corn fields everywhere, so not a lot of exciting scenery to keep me engaged. It was dang … More Day 18- No Casserole for You!
The journey to Salt Lake City was another full day of meditation. The views were beautiful, in spite of the rain. The light rain and billowing clouds actually added a certain mystery to the mountains. For me, the scenery was very peaceful. Here are a few pictures so you can understand what I’m trying to … More Day 14- Salt Lake City
I made a list of must-see sights in the big city then headed with butterflies in my stomach and sheer determination to “git-r-done”. My son and his girlfriend were gracious enough to join me and to guide me through the whole riding The Bart ordeal. I’ll admit, I was more than happy they were with … More Day 11- Colorful San Francisco
Today was a day of celebrating my son’s 23rd birthday. I told him we would do whatever he wanted to do. He was having a tough time deciding because he knew in his heart of hearts, I wanted to hit the big city, San Francisco, to finally see the sights. He cared more about how … More Day 10- My son’s birthday
Since Joe had a to finish a big project for school, I had some free time to do some exploring around the Bay Area. I am staying on the East Bay Side so haven’t actually made it in to the city yet. As I drove around, I found myself on Alameda Island. It is very … More Day 9-Exploring Oakland
This whole trip has been amazing! It’s been full of God winks, gorgeous scenery and an occasional challenge. I have had the joy of experiencing 9 states in all their unique beauty. There were flat lands, mountains of snow, mountains of rock, deserts and grassy knolls. Every state became my favorite as I drove into it, … More Day 8- I made it to San Francisco!
Today was like meditation all day. Driving through the Mojave Desert was calming for some reason. While some may think it depressing to be surrounded by such a desolate area, I found it comforting. As I looked around, I noticed all of the cactus and other life that somehow thrives in spite of the harsh … More Day 6-The Resilent Majave Desert
Today was completely devoted the Grand Canyon. I would like to string together some lovely words to describe the experience but, I could not do it justice. The best I can do is sum it up in one all encompassing word…majestic. That’s all I have to say about that. The snow covered mountains I … More Day 5-Me, Speechless
Today blew my socks off (or in my case, flip flops off)! Every state is more beautiful than the last. Well, maybe just beautiful in way different way. My friend Mike said “just wait til you get to Arizona”. He was right! As I drove in, I broke down in tears and thanked God that … More Day 4- Just Believe