Each place I travel I will find shadows and each place I will find light.

It is the night before I start to drive to Chicago.  I am in a room with the most wonderful shadows, up at midnight, wondering how tired I will be tomorrow and how far I will drive. I am excited, I am afraid.  The adventure began with the knowing I wasn’t where I wanted to be, then the anxiety of change, the packing, the sorting and now, getting on the road…tomorrow.

I am so aware of all the good thoughts people have for me and this adventure, all the support in words and gifts that make this adventure so much more than my adventure.  It seems it has become an adventure for many and I am so pleased to have people join me.  I am deeply grateful for all who are my traveling companions.  So let’s go along and see what we find, who we meet, what strangers say hello and offer kindness.

Tomorrow we, Mr H and I, are off, with the intention of leaving at dawn and arriving in Barstow, CA.