Well, I’m afraid we didn’t make it out of the driveway yesterday. We got the van back from the shop at 2:30 and proceeded to pack it up until 11:30 at night! There was just too much that had to be done before we could leave, including hydrating compost material for our onboard Nature’s Head composting toilet. Here is a picture of Hannah working on it: We were sad to miss our very first camping reservation at an alpaca farm in Wytheville, VA. But I have to say, by the end of last night, the van looked amazing! After packing […]
First Day – A Delay… So, we were planning to get the van back from the shop – yes, the shop – this morning and head out before noon. It is almost 2:00 now. How did this happen? Well, a couple of days ago I had the bright – albeit belated – idea to have the van “checked out” before we embarked on our cross-country trip. I should be happy I did, because it needed maintenance. They worked on it all day yesterday – filters, oil change, belts, two new tires. This morning they were going to rotate the tires […]
Having brain cancer has had a wonderful way of changing my perspective on just about everything, including turning 50 today. When I turned 30 I was sad to be getting older. Today, I have no wish to be young again. I harbor little nostalgia for years gone by. I have only immense gratitude for this day, for the privilege of turning 50, for being alive. I am very, very happy to be 50. Bring it on, y’all!