Roadtrip aftermath

It has been a long week.  Last  weekend, Bob and I drove out to Albuquerque, New Mexico for LIz’s graduation ceremony.  Got there on a Friday night, Ceremony on Saturday, started for home on Sunday.  Bob and Liz had a short vacation in her car — visiting sites like the UFO museum in Roswell, NM; the Alamo and San Antonio in Texas.  Me, I had work.  And I wanted to save vacation time for visitors in June.  So I drove back almost 1000 miles by myself.

Driving back alone wasn’t bad.  Got to listen to some great music, see some sites, and even visited a few rock shops.   Spent hours listening to my favorite podcast, Druidcast.  Downloaded from Itunes, this monthly show features a huge collection of great pagan music and some wonderful lectures.  I listend to music ranging from harp concertos to heavy metal to chant to spoken stories and poetry.  Had forgotten how much I like Omnia with thier version of “The Three Witches” from macbeth.  And the poems by Liv including one about a flower desperately wanting to be visited by the bees.   Its fun to hear the history of dragons in England or how a discussion about using magic.  One of my stops was at the Petrified Forest at the border of Arizona and New Mexico.  Even got some good pictures.  One nice one from  my IPAD is shown below.  The other really good pictures require work to view–getting out my computer and looking at hig resolution images. 

But one of the side effects from a long drive is exhaustion.  Add in unexpected deadlines at work and those photos are still waiting to be viewed.  I love road trips and wish I had more time and money to do them.  How long until I can retire?   

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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