Initially it was not my intention to do a “New Year’s” type of post, but after perusing various blog postings I do a little reflection myself. Internet connection or rather lack thereof, has put my postings way behind. So I’ve decided to start the New Year off with a “get ya up to date” kind of posting.
Hubby and I have been on the road almost 2 months now, living close in a mere 250 square feet. I’ll admit the first two weeks were a bit rough. Would we both survive? We embarked on this adventure somewhat tired in early November. Our departure was detained by two weeks, putting us closer into winter weather territory and thus derailing the itinerary. Normally our schedule is super flexible, but when winter snow threatens we take heed. Campgrounds in Colorado were closed for the season, necessitating longer than intended drives. Tired, irritated, and concerned (severe weather) does not make for marital bliss in tight quarters.
But sunrises, sunsets, unbelievable views, and solitude DO make for marital bliss. All is right! Come on, with views like these, how could it not be? Our six-week road trip last February/March of 2012 had us on the go. Let’s go here, let’s go there. Gotta see this, gotta see that. Although it was tons of fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat, it did not allow us the time to savor any one place,
Al and I promised each other a slower pace this go around. This time we stayed a week at the awe-inspiring shores of Lake Powell followed by a week in Cottonwood Arizona near the awe-inspiring red rocks of Sedona. After a few days at Lake Pleasant, we settled into a lengthy stay at Cave Creek Regional Park just to the north of Phoenix, Arizona. So to bring you up to date, we’ve been camped here at Cave Creek since early December savoring each day.
2012 was a mix of highs and lows for Al and me. We’ve lost loved ones, but gained new friends. Our children have grown and progressed and now it’s time for us to reassess and find a new direction. At the moment I feel like a couple of lost puppies. However, I do see the light!
Do any of you remember those silly Beach Party Films of the sixties? Did you ever notice no one ever had a job or responsibilities to worry about? Guess they must have lived on love. So what do Al and Ingrid have planned for 2013? This Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello are going to live on love in a van on the beach or rather a 5th wheel in the desert – we’ll do the beach next year ;-). Either way living on love without a care in the world, sounds kind of fun to me. We’ll worry about reality later.