This is it! The last blog post! I have enjoyed blogging—for my self. It was a good way to document our travel adventures. We’ve captured momentous and fun times! Photos of electrifying landscapes and small wonders, like lizards and wild flowers. We can look back on our trips someday as the few hairs left on my head grow more gray, then white—until all the tiny hair’s fall out.
I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my blog with all of you too. I appreciated and loved your comments—well, most of them anyway! Kidding! And I trashed many spammer, scammer and some shammer comments. It was nice having friends and fellow RVer’s along!
Big thanks to Select Web Solutions http://selectwebsolutions.com/index.php. My pal, Rolin, is an awesome web designer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. He encouraged me! Well, Rolin insisted that I start blogging. Then, he set up my blog and hosted it with his servers. “Rolin—what a bitchin blast blogging by Airstream!”
Last thoughts. I always get a little “giddy” before going on an Airstream trip. I feel like… well, think of Ebeneezer Scrooge in the Christmas Carol after he has seen the 3 spirits. He wakes up so giddy! Scrooge is all excited to be alive. He jumps around like a little boy again and hugs his blankie! “I love my blankie,” he says in the play we saw. I get Scrooge’s giddeness! Those feelings overcame me as I anticipated our very first 4-month long Airstream trip back in December 2012. We had our Flying Cloud for about 6 months. We planned a trip down the Oregon and California coasts to spend some time in southern California with a return trip through Utah and Nevada back to Oregon. Wow! Wonderful memories that fill up our photo gallery and many blog posts! That giddy feeling fueled these inspirations to share with you!
Clouds in Grand Tetons, Wyoming
Clouds in Arches National Park, Utah
renew the path to snow-white clouds
and panoramic calico sunsets
to fill your dreams
refresh the anima submerged in babbling brooks,
wandering streams and deep blue oceans,
reflecting steadfast across a sweeping sea,
all by my mother’s womb that carried me
revamp critical thinking, reach toward the sky,
scuff the rock thoughtfully upon the sandy shores,
reshape ideas and refine routines some more
reawaken trail-blazing exuberance creased by knobby treads,
climb rugged peaks and dance upon the desert ballroom
or relax among corn lilies in an alpine meadow
retain good nutrition,
and far reaching friendships
restore the mindful eye with open arms
to the abundant natural world,
rekindle the camp fire
—the embers of time burning white
remember the Pearl comfort
while boarding a flying cloud
rolling to some spiritual revival
along the Oregon banana belt
revel in amazing grace with each snapshot
—one by one,
until your photo gallery in the cloud is filled
with another sensational surreal setting sun
Spectacular wild flower hike in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Double rainbow at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Nevada
Brilliant sunset overtaking the shore line as we watched the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean with Wendy and Glen at Crystal Cove, Laguna Beach, California
Chasing the afterglow of the sunset across the desert at the same time a rainbow pops out at Gilbert Rey, Tucson, AZ
Also, chasing the afterglow of that Tucson sunset, look at this big boy! Not me, the giant Saguaro cactus
Reflections of Alice Lake, Canada BC
So many a sunset, so many a cloud, a rainbow … so many more still to see! The thing is when you camp in a tent, an RV or an Airstream in the great outdoors and are close to the natural world you will see all the wonders—for free! The connection with the natural world is comparable to nothing else. I like the way Rumi, the Persian poet, says it best, “Mother Universe springs within us, full and ever-flowing, drink your fill.” I am gonna fill up as much as I can!
But it is time to let go of the blog and like a cloud—drift away! I still feel giddy when I think about hooking up my Flying Cloud to the red Tundra! Ah, it is good to be rejuvenated!
Autumn day near John Day, Oregon
Note: I will be writing a travel journal when we Go-By-Airstream. If you want to be on my short list, I can send you updates via email (BCC, so your email address is keep private). Just post a comment, which allows me to capture the email address you want to use. Let’s keep in touch.
Note: If you have an Airstream, travel trailer or RV and would like to caravan with us to Alaska someday—it would be so “cool” to go together! Let us know you might think about it. I have no plan or dates picked yet. Just a desire. Sometimes that is all you need—before you know it—you are an AirHead!
Just another Tucson sunset! Chow! We are not Two Airheads anymore! What will we be next? Who knows? For sure there will be more sunsets for us!