On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…-Willie Nelson
We headed West of Dallas this morning after a big ole week of getting things done – stocking our pantry, putting new foam in the driver seat, dentist and doctor appointments, annual chassis maintenance, and a whole lot of smaller maintenance things. We are prepared! (Knock on wood.)
Now? We’re heading West to California. With an invitation from some of our friends in the Bay Area to spend the holidays over there, we thought well…why not?
We aren’t certain how long we’ll take to get there, and I’m hoping for some desert boondocking. Frankly, we’re not even sure where we’ll be staying the night tonight. That’s fine with both of us.
It’s Thanksgiving week, and so it’s only natural that we should bring up some of the things in the last year that we’re grateful for.
Some things Sasha is grateful for…
- Podcasts – Favorites: The Dollop for longer drives, This is Love, Criminal (the only “true crime” podcast I’ll listen to,) The Cut, and MBMBAM are some of my favs.
- Audible – Long drives are easier with books! (Always looking for recommendations.)
- Kindle – I miss Powells Bookstore. This is second best.
- Our furry travel companion who is so good at sleeping on long drives.
- Christmas decorations in the downtowns of small cities
Jeremiah’s list of a few things he’s thankful for
- Sasha (he actually said that! I swear!)
- “every surprise over the next ridge”
- the endless opportunities the world provides
I guess my list sounds pretty lame in comparison to his. Whatever. I’m sticking with them.
It feels very full circle that just a year ago we had started heading East and spent Thanksgiving in Joshua Tree, California. I don’t think we’re going to be there for Thanksgiving this year, but pretty dang close.
I can’t honestly say that we’ve changed that much since last Thanksgiving; we’re a total of 80 lbs lighter between the 3 of us, (yup! true story) but we still look forward to traveling together, and we still want all the dogs.
And, to end this blog in a sentimental way, Thank You for coming along on our journey. We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.