Good Morning, Friends!
I've been back from Sheri & Julie's Awesome Adventure 2020 for a few weeks now. But I went straight into Chemo (talk about a rough way to end a historically amazing trip).
So here are the stats:
Flat tires: 1 on Chubbs the tiny trailer coming home
How many times people said "Sweet!" or "Cute" or somehow praised Chubbs.:36.
Ave MPG: 26.7
Camping mishaps: 4 Forgot the tent poles, forgot my wallet, had to fix the stove, set up the portapotty on an incline- I couldn't get up without spilling it's contents all down the floor of the tent. Yes Sheri came to my rescue, but not before a good laugh or two.
Friends we meet along the way: 10 (priceless)
Animals we saw: Bison, white tail deer, moose, horses, blue heron in a nest with two (ugly) chicks, squirrels, chipmunk, prairie dogs and a bazillion mosquitoes. We didn't see any bears, but we know they were around. We also didn't see any wolves or bald eagles :-(. We will have to go back!
Times we looked up, saw something amazing and said "WOW!": Lost count!
Truly it was amazing if it wasn't the beauty surrounding us, it was the fun and fellowship of the friends we were with. Often it was both! My heart is full and I am so grateful for my friends -- especially Sheri. I couldn't have done it without her. I knew the altitude would be hard 5-8,000' but I didn't realize how hard. If I had to climb any incline I was toast. And everything is on an incline. Every breath was a reminder that I have stage 4 lung cancer as I ran into one limitation after another and needed help. But my friends were there with me, seeing my struggle and helping me. I really have no words to describe how this makes me feel- the closest thing I can think of is that this is grace. Thank you friends for extending grace to me.
If you're interested: Here are a few pix from the trip: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AcDPYPeLLFOEhEJOr9RS2N4obplCaO-R...
Ok this is plenty long, so I'll quit for now.
Wishing you all peace!