Double Decked Out – and Celebratin’

Double Decked Plant

Double Decked Plant ©2008 Bo Mackison

Like this plant, I’m double decked out and just ready to set bloom on a new adventure. I have all my gear packed and the camping stuff assembled, and I’ve turned over the care of my house and cat to two of my kids. In a few short hours my husband and I will be on the open road in search of adventure. Sixteen days away from the daily routines (and not so routines) and off to explore.

We’re leaving the Midwest and making a 4000 mile trek from Wisconsin to Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico – and visiting some great National Parks along the way – Arches, Canyonlands, Great Sand Dunes, plus quite a few others. (We’ve had this trip planned a long time, and decided to go even with the price of gas. Thank goodness it has dropped by 60 cents a gallon in the last few months).

We have plans to visit a cousin of mine I haven’t seen in ages, meet my writing coach – a woman I have worked with for over a year by phone, but this will be our first face to face encounter – and have lunch with a blogging buddy, too.

I will be light on visiting blogs, though I’ll have my computer with me to download my photographs so I’ll probably check out how pervasive Wifi really is. Especially if we run into any rain. I’m sure there are coffee shops most anywhere with internet – even near the red rock canyons or on the outskirts of the Sonoran desert. But then again, maybe not.

I’ve used the magic of WordPress and my daily photo and rambling words will keep popping up. I mark a special anniversary tomorrow, and I have that post ready to go, as I wanted to think about what I was going to write. Not write it on the run.

So, while I’ll be hanging around, I won’t be hanging around as usual. I’m hoping for good driving, decent weather, (I’ve packed everything from long underwear and winter outerwear to swimming suit and tank tops), my maps are marked. And so we are off.

Yippee! Vacation is finally here. Bye.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.

Comments

  1. Chris Osborne says:

    Have a nice trip. And get good shots while you’re out. Although from what I’ve seen here that shouldn’t be a worry.

  2. Beautiful light on this one.

    The trip sounds like a trip of a lifetime. A wonderful adventure. I went on a similar adventure with my family when I was a teen. We traveled around the country by car for about 6 weeks and saw so many amazing things. The problem was being a teen I don’t think I fully appreciated what a rare and wonderful opportunity it was. I would love to do it again…perhaps some day.

    Have a wonderful adventure. I look forward to seeing the country through your eyes.

  3. Be safe and get some great shots Bo, that shouldn’t be a problem for you, hope you have a great time !!

  4. Woo-hoo, let the fun begin!

  5. Have a great time and stay safe!

  6. Have a wonderful and magical adventure! I look forward to seeing all the fantastic sights you see along the way through your photos. 🙂

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