My friend Karen Walker posted X is for Xena, Warrior Princess today, and I like that a lot because I need to channel some Xena energy these days. Please go see Karen HERE.
We are planning to head out of Santa Fe to begin our road trip "for real" tomorrow. We're going first to San Antonio, Texas. It will take us four days to get there.
We had originally planned to leave here on Tuesday, May 1st, but we are packed up and ready to go (as ready as we'll ever be), and there is no real reason to stick around. We learned on the first jaunt getting back here from Indiana that we need to allow more time to get from Here to There. And, the winds in Santa Fe have been crazy - last night on the the news they said that the winds were hurricane force - and they sure felt like it. I did feel quite cozy and safe here in our little traveling home, but winds like that are scary. So the other thing we have to take into account is weather and it looks like the winds will settle down today. RVPainter doesn't want to drive again in the kind of winds we had on the way here, and I don't blame him!
I am sad to leave the friends and family I gained here in Santa Fe, and this phase of our life. The Santa Fe phase was a VERY good one indeed. But I've come to believe that it was meant only to be a resting place - a safe place where we could heal and grow, and that it is now time to move on. Believing that, I also believe the next part of life's adventure is equally important, and I am ready to go out and learn what I need to learn. Part of it I already know is learning to be more comfortable with the Unknown, and taking each day one by one.