The adventures of Pioneer Girl travelling with enthusiastic Camper Barn Owl Guy

Started as a blog about my trip from Pittsburgh to California in a Ford Pickup, hauling a 30' refurbed trailer/camper. Ah, California Dreaming, 'n all that. Found that adventures can be long distance or in your own neighborhood... I look for my own twist on local sites, don't take the known for granted...and always find something new. It's easy, just open your eyes..

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pioneer Spirit n'at

Good Morning, Pioneer Friends...  GPS coordinates tracks me in Pittsburgh, PA, home from my pioneer adventures for the time being.

The last leg of my journey, was spent in a cramped window seat on Southwest Airlines, with a layover in Las Vegas.  So, including Nevada as an add-on to my trip, this Pioneer Girl, stopped in 14 states in a 10 day period.  I can only say, that I would not have changed one thing about the trip, mis-adventures, troubles, squabbles and all.

One thing that I was loathe to mention  So picture this:  Camo pants, Steeler shirt, Bodie Hat, Crocs.  Now picture a beat-up truck with two Mexican workers coming to a quick stop.   Okay, now picture all of those things and yours truly sprawled out in the middle of a two-lane black top somewhere outside of Bakersfield,  Oh yes, I did.  Scraped elbows and hurt my rib pretty bad. BOCG had stopped and gone into a fruit stand across the street  to ask directions and I decided to get out and buy some fruit.   All is well, rib still hurts when I cough, laugh, or just get up, but with some pain meds from my doctor, I'll be better in no time.

My leaving California, and leaving my love, was very hard for both of us.  I'm still digesting things and sorting things out. Who knows what the future will bring, but we are both spiritual seekers and know that ones purpose in life always wins out when you are open to it and willing to take on its challenges.  Am I?

All in all, and I know I can be corny and dramatic at times, but we really did see America the Beautiful, amber waves of grain, purple mountains magesty and fruited plains (well, dusty and windy plains, but you get the drift.  haha).

Elizabeth Blackwell
Thank you to all my pioneer  friends who traveled with me, hopefully found my blog enjoyable, and kept me company along the way.  And thank you to those of you who conversed with me with encouragement and just plain fun. It was exciting.

And you know there are so many ways, we can all be and have been pioneers in our lives, blazing trails in every aspect of life.  In closing, I quote Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the United States:    "It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world."
 Over 'n out for now.. Pioneer Girl  xoxo n'at

1 comment:

  1. I don't find it unusual for you to quote a doctor since you see them so often :-)