Time Flies. Seems that I have been saying that as a standby excuse for some time. Where do the days and hours disappear to when we are in the midst of a busy life.
I haven't logged on to this website in far too long. Every time I thought that I would, something else popped up that needed my immediate attention. The release of my novel Celtic Portal Receptor, deadlines for the next novel, an awesome month-long road trip on historic Route 66 across America, selling my house and becoming a nomad for the past 8 months. Hopefully my life is settling back into a rhythm that will be condusive to productivity.
Sometime over the past year, my gypsy shoes snuck out of the closet and got on the internet, just doing a little research while I slept. They hacked into my computer and found my bucket list. "Aaaaah", they sighed. She's planning another monumental road trip for us to follow the Lewis and Clark trail from St. Louis, MO to Ft. Clatsop, OR.
If I had my way, I would have a crew and a keelboat and truly follow their river paths. Unfortunately, no funds for the keelboat and no volunteers to row me up the rivers to their sources. So, I will be traveling the less traveled roads, towing my little camper.
Those devious shoes invited my all girl camping group. What began as a few of us meandering west morphed into a huge undertaking. 60-80 of us will be making the month-long journey to follow the rivers north and west as Lewis and Clark did when they explored the lands of the Louisiana Purchase.
Although the trip will not be until next summer, the planning has been progressing for a year now. I look forward to following in their footsteps and exploring parts of this country that I have never seen.
Last night, I locked those shoes back in the closet and told them to be patient. The moment of departure was still 8 months away. Think I will change my password tonight.