I left Montana on Wednesday and traveled by Amtrak train to Portland, Oregon. A long, but beautiful ride into the state of Washington and then to Oregon. I met some people from all over the country as we shared our collective stories of where we have been and where we are going. Life changes and … Continue reading Traveling-Days 18 & 19. Trains,Portland, & Final Thoughts.
Finding solitude in a fast-paced, spinning crazy, ever changing world can be challenging to say the least. Solitude finds me wrestling with a past of abuse. Emotional. Physical. Sexual. Shame kept them buried. Fighter me, fighter for children, a loving Creator and creation, hands and hearts full of abundant love, patience, and grace by countless … Continue reading Traveling~Days 15,16, &17. Coming and Goings. Glacier National Park.
They help each other find words and finish sentences because they know each other that well. They are both always kind, helpful, and oozing generosity, hospitality in every sense of the word, and love. My great Aunt Delores and Uncle Larry have been married 66 years! I was blessed to be in their space on … Continue reading Traveling~Days 12, 13, & 14~Helena, 66 years, and Glacier National Park.
Talula, Volt, and I packed up and made the trek to Helena with a tiny detour through Bozeman. I wanted to stop in Bozeman, Mt., tour the town, stop at the library, and do some writing. Was reminded that my first parents went to college here. Traveling from West Yellowstone to Bozeman, it rained lightly … Continue reading Traveling-West Yellowstone to Helena -Day 11
A quick post as I stand. I actually have full bars or dots or whatever. A full signal. I haven’t had one of those in 2 days. Hiked up Bunsen Peak and on my way back down. Said my final goodbyes to Pamela on the top of Bunsen Peak @ 8200 ish ft. That was … Continue reading Traveling-Yellowstone Days 9 and 10.
It is a day of transitions. A day of good-bye to Steve, Estes Park, and Colorado. It is also a day of hellos. Hello to solo travel. Hello to Wyoming and Montana. Hello to more writing, reading, hiking, praying, moving. Tallula (my tent’s name- thank you Lynn for the name idea) has two meanings. If … Continue reading Traveling. Saying Good-Bye, but then Hello-Day 7
It is Sunday. I am posting early and writing less today. I grew up keeping Sunday as a day of rest. We went to church. Came home, ate Sunday dinner, and then “rested.” As a child, I never liked resting. I wanted to go to friends, go to the mall, or go to a movie. … Continue reading Traveling, Donuts, and Hats-Day 6