Look, the Ocotillo are leafing out!
I do feel torn. I feel it’s about time to leave CLR and I want to head out, at the same time that it hurts to leave this simpler way of living. This energy. These people. These views. (NOT that I’ll mind having electricity again, and easy internet access! Who-hoo!)
I’m such a water person it seems strange that the desert here draws me so strongly. There is something special about this place…right here….for me it’s a sacred place.
But, it’s time, and, there is going to be a lifestyle change coming up, at least for awhile.
The plan is to spend the spring and summer at least, in the ‘home place’ near Monterey, California. Actually more precisely in Mary’s home place. She’s had her trial run in her Prius RV and loved it, and now she’s ready to go for an extended trip, but doesn’t like the idea of leaving her house empty for a long period of time. Meanwhile, I’m feeling the need to settle for awhile, so it works out really well for Joy, Shiloh and I to stay at her house while she hits the road.
Sooo…we leave Thursday. Yup, this Thursday. We will have a short visit in Prescott with our friends Kerry and Annabelle, and then travel on to Mary’s.
After summer….then what? I just don’t know at this point. Is my spirit done wandering? I don’t think so, but only time will tell for sure. I have thoughts of taking an extensive trip through California, and the Oregon/Washington coast still calls to me. I might like to try Glacier National Park again. (We got smoked out last time and the time before that I had a bad back injury). I still haven’t visited the north rim of the Grand Canyon….there is so MUCH out there to see and experience….
But right now, I want to go home. I want to walk Delmonte Beach with Joy and Shiloh,
Sit on the patio at Napenthe with a South Coast Margarita, absorbing the incomparable view and energy.
The view from Napenthe.
Hike in Molara State Park where the Big Sur River meets the ocean.
Maybe Patty will give me another Big Sur Lighthouse tour!
I’d like to have breakfast at my favorite place ever to have breakfast, Deetjens Big Sur Inn.
I want to see family and friends in a leisurely way…not rushing to see everyone in a short time.
I’dlike to walk on Asilamar Beach with Jason and Mandy and reminisce about their wedding.
Hey, I wouldn’t even mind a trip to San Francisco ( the big city!😀), and try out some nice vegan restaurant and go sit on a bench I know of with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. 😊(hi Laura. Hi Ulf!)
Yeah, home sounds real good right now.
Nice sunsets from the Monterey Peninsula too.
Ohhhhh…Big Sur….I do love you, and miss you!
So, we are getting ready to go, and I will keep blogging. One step at a time here!