Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Mother Road
Since I don't have a picture of me sitting on the highway ... I'll pretend this is me except when I did wear cutoffs ... I didn't roll 'em up ... the 70s demanded they be natural cut offs ... a little fringe was, well fringy
As of this moment I want to travel Route 66. It basically goes along I-40 but I want to go see the smaller towns - ol Muskogee, Oklahoma! Stroud, Oklahoma ... why? I don't know. I've always stayed in and around the larger cities. I always go off the Interstates on the backroads when I can but I wind up going back to a city to find places to stay. All night gyms, restaurants and Walmarts. I still want to check out Oklahoma City... or not. who knows.
I'm a little more concerned about finding places to boondock or staying though. I've looked at the state and national parks and have them all bookmarked ... along with private campgrounds. I really don't want to pay for a place to stay until I want to shower and do a little laundry.
So... this will be a different deal... I don't think smaller towns would like even ol innocent looking Homer hanging about... I just don't know about smaller places. Isn't that a pip... I'm more afraid of the smaller towns than a large city. Well? we'll see. I do plan on staying in more state parks and campgrounds than I have previously. I want to wake up with the sun in a natural environment.
I'm dragging m'feet for some reason. I just so hate to leave my son ... but it is necessary. I need to escape the drama ... I can't fix anything. He's never been too long without me. We hugged a long time last night. He just lays his head on my sholder and we just hug -- so warm and I know he wishes he could go back in time and just be my protected, safe little boy again.
He's 6'2" and knelt down by my chair ... I tried to fit him on my lap... oh, bawl and sniff... dammit
OK ... better now.. I had to go sniff and sob a bit... how I wish things were different.
Plans will be to leave Friday morning and go to Mt. Magazine which is our highest mountain here in Arkansas.
I can not believe I have not been there and it's on the way West... so how about that! I'll also stop in the wine country - Weiderkehr Village ... I've been there but it's been years. Arkansas does have so many pretty places to visit.
Interesting time in my life. The fact that I'm not running away but am more or less OBLIGATED to stay away for two years is disconcerting to say the least.
Will I find - my place? - my tribe? - where I feel at home? it could happen...
I .... am .... wide .... open. Go stay come back never come back ... send for my g'baby - I think my son would LOVE to come wherever I might land. I just hope I will take charge of my health and really get in the best shape that I can be in. I don't like to exercise. I love to get outside and walk. I really haven't even done this lately. I love to swim but after I tried my bathing suit on ... HAH! I'd have to lose weight in order to swim to get in shape.
Rainy day today.
A pal just posted this on Facebook... this is very silly....
SELF CONTROL FREAK- when the man stops running place your cursor arrow over his head about 1/2 inch.