Tomorrow Kip and I will be taking off on another epic journey in the motor home. I should say Kip and I, three dogs, and the cat will be visiting old stomping grounds, parts unknown, and of course, family and friends. I will for the most part, be switching into travel blog mode, and as anyone who has followed us on our travels knows, we have some “experiences.”
Poor Dollie at the vets getting her shots so she can go on the trip.
I did promise the Cowboy, (who is in the road trip gang stories), the gang would visit the Badlands. He has shared many wonderful pictures with me, and as it happens, Kip and I will be going through the Badlands in a couple of weeks, so I will write that story when we’re there. I’m sure I will be inspired.
We will be traveling through Kadoka, so I will say hi to your water tower KK. We might even stop at the Prairie Pizza. If we do, I will order what must now be a local favorite… the one pepperoni pizza.
Before we are run out of town, I will visit the red convertible at the Pioneer Auto Museum. Sorry you won’t be there Lav. I will sit in it as long as Ruben and Kip will let me.
Alas, I am getting ahead of myself. We are going to Kip’s 55th high school reunion in Laramie, Wyoming. I love, love, love, high school reunions. Thankfully I had some time to go crown shopping, and I found some folding gold cardboard crowns. They come five to a package. They’re easy to pack and very versatile. I can go casual or dressy depending on the occasion. The other plus is I can quickly put it on when I deem it to be appropriate, and take it off quickly and stick it in my purse, because it folds, when Kip deems it to be inappropriate. After all, it’s his reunion. I don’t want to seem ungrateful that he is allowing me to go.
When I go on trips, I always imagine someone needing to come into our house, so I clean out stuff. Today, I ran across a card Kip gave me almost twenty years ago when I was going through a particularly tough time. It was in a very unlikely place, which tells me… it was meant to be that I run across it today. We all have bumps or in some cases hills to surmount in our lives. This card spoke to me today and I’m back on track.
In every journey, there is meaning. In every conflict, there is growth. In every action there is purpose. In every moment of doubt, remember there is my belief in you.
That card… along with some time spent with some people who mean the world to me, makes me appreciate all that is important and good in my life.
We will miss our wonderful friends. You are all like none other, but we will have an “experience,” that I can’t wait to share with all of you.