On the Road Again

Snapshots of a winter in South Florida:

pink hibiscus blossomGreen, lush growth.  Sun.  Neem trees.  Waving palm trees. Flowering Cacti!!  Pink hibiscus and red wild roses. White lilies, and night-blooming jasmine.  Cold, gray days.

Mr BluejayMr. Bluejay claims ownership of the yard. Blackbirds sing to the sun.  Incessantly cooing turtle doves do the love dance. Little green finches splash in the bird bath.  Lizards race across the ground. Black Skimmer in a flock of gulls

Beach, sand, and ocean juxtapose with a tourist strip of boardwalk and bikes, restaurants and runners.  International voices.  Green market on the beach: organic produce.  Seagulls and a lone Black Skimmer.  Flocks of parrots.

Noise. Traffic.  Horns. Persistent city-ness.  Mindfulness.

Daily Yoga.

Sun Salutations
I have been here for most of the winter, helping to care for my sister.  There has been much to be grateful for here – friends and food, sun and garden, sharing and caring.  I found a wonderful Iyengar yoga studio – if ever you are near Hallandale in South Florida, I highly recommend the teachers at Yogarosa.  I took classes with Rosa and Marilyn: both excellent with a deep yoga understanding and, just as important, the ability to share it.  I learned much, come away changed, and am very grateful for the opportunity to have practiced with them.

Soon, Tanza and I will be driving across the country – corner to corner.  With a loaded Volvo and a spirit of adventure, we are planning to head out early Monday morning – Valentine’s Day.

Destination:  Olympia, Washington with a short stop-over in Carson City, Nevada.   Are we crazy?  Maybe.  The trip is likely to be challenging.  We will travel early in the day, stop mid-afternoons, and take plenty of breaks along the way. The southern route, I am told, is experiencing a warming trend.  This is good.  We will take with us plenty of food, music, smiles and (hopefully!) a sense of fun.  We travel on faith, love, and attitude ~ your thoughts and prayers for a gentle journey are most welcome!


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  1. enjoy your journey together. I know it will be a good trip for you both.
    LOVE the pic of you both at the beach………….
    love to you both!

    • Thanks Charlene – big love to you too. I thank you for your constant presence in my life ~

  2. I am glad you were here for me, I have been/am truly blessed

    • i just love you, that’s all. 🙂

  3. Wishes for a wonderful journey for two wonderful women. Nothing like a good road trip!!

    • Thanks, Ann! Ahhh…. the open road… 🙂

  4. I’m jealous. I love road trips. I’ve taken that southern route before, should be fine, but be sure to watch the weather channel along the way. Sending lots of good travel energy your way. Have a fun trip!
    PS. Love your photo on the beach–great attitude!

    • Thanks Helen – yes, we are stopping early each day, and will make route plans as we go. Made it through day one!

      (oh, and I get to use that road atlas!) 🙂

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