( I wrote this on Tuesday night and tried to post it but I haven’t had a good internet connection that lasts long enough for it to upload from my phone to the blog. I’m home now.)
If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m traveling. I have spent the last couple of days driving between Portland and Seaside. It’s a 2 hour trip in each direction. It was a spur of the moment thing. My daughter and company decided to go overnight and invited me. I had a doctor’s appointment so I declined. But I really, really wanted to go, for a number of reasons. So I went with them. Then I drove back to Portland for my appointment (which went fine btw) and then I got a text from my daughter saying they decided to stay another night and I was included. So right after my appointment I drove right back to Seaside.
This is important for a number of reasons. The most important of those reasons is that my daughter has made the trip prohibitive for me. She keeps saying I can’t make the trip because it’s a hard drive. It is but I’ve done it now. Over. Back. Over. And today, I’ll do it back again. It’s not that bad. I CAN do it.
In the meantime, I’ve been able to experience and enjoy a magnificent sunset. And today, an amazingly quiet moment at the mouth of the Columbia River. I won’t forget either. And I’ve enjoyed my grandsons. They are amazing. I wouldn’t trade the time for anything. Anything.