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).
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