Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Bittersweet Parting

Goodbye Ohio. It has been a very good summer but I'm off tomorrow to New Mexico for a few weeks then to meet up with some women in a solo rving group I belong to. There are a lot of women who do this just like me. I will then head to Quartzsite AZ to join folks in another group for Thanksgiving dinner. cheap rv living  This is bittersweet, leaving I mean. I will miss some people but my wonderlust has returned.

There are so many things I haven't seen or experienced. This will be the longest time I have driven alone. I will take it slow and easy though and stay at roadside rests along the way til I get to my first destination, Truth Or Consequences NM.  It will take several days. I keep it around 50 mph so staying off the interstates is a must. Never been to T or C but hear it's great. It looks like it has a nice art scene going on and that's exciting. I haven't been involved in any galleries for a few years and I miss it.  Truth Or Consequences

 I have been spending the past week with my kids. I have 2 and they live in the area. Sorry but here comes a me and my grandson picture. This is Cade, my son's baby.



A few days ago my daughter and I took the dogs out to the covered bridge area in Yellow Springs, Ohio. It was cloudy and a little misty but wonderful. We hiked about 7 miles. Lots of sticks were thrown for the dogs. All three love to swim. I was sitting with daughter Dakota on a creek bank and told her, looks like we are going to get rained on. I pulled my hood up against the big rain drops hitting me. Dakota started laughing and I turned around, it was one of the dogs wagging a water soaked tail in my direction.


This was the culprit, Duke, a lab/boxer mix.


This is Emma, Duke's sister


Me and my Ivy


I'm a dog, a happy dog! Dakota and her hubby backpack with their dogs. The dogs also carry backpacks.


Emma and Ivy

As I said, this is my last day in the area. I will be hitting the road soon and will have lots of new experiences to share with you all. Thanks for following me and commenting. I have the camper ready to hook up in the morning and head west.

One last picture, this is of my friend Janet and I. We went to a vintage car show in September. She won best in show with her Fiat. Janet does a lot of the mechanical work herself. I won best vintage camper. Actually it was the only vintage camper but we had a good time anyway. I'm not lookin' for love but I'll tell you, if you are a woman and have a vintage car and showing it, you will draw men like a magnet.  Just a little tip if you want a love life. 








10 comments:

Karen and Tony said...

Have a great trip!

Jim and Sandie said...

I can guarantee a vintage car would get Jim's attention. Of course, I was driving a Pacer when he met me and I really don't think you could call that a vintage car. lol You will love T or C. We spent a month there and really enjoyed the people and the little town. Have a wonderful journey west.

Anonymous said...

Safe travels!

Pleinguy said...

Proper goodbyes are important. Take your time, be careful and enjoy the trip.

Judy Crites said...

Diane,
It was so nice to meet you, today, in Oklahoma City! Thanks for showing me your cool, little home! Happy travels! Looking forward to seeing the "sights" through your eyes!
Judy

Phyllis Brandon said...

Hello,

I have just discovered your blog and so happy to have found you! I just bought my 24' Passport this spring and am so looking forward to camping and meeting other like-minded folks. I still work full time so am still chained to this life for a little while longer. I also have 3 dogs plus fosters. The dogs are the reason I decided to get a camper so I could go away w/o boarding them.

I will visit your blog often for inspiration!

Phyllis

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane, I had a fiat just like that one.

Hope your trip is going well.

boB

Kristina Karina said...

Hi Dragonfly!

I followed you here from one of the Forums...
I have a question and want to talk shop:
Where do you get your cards printed?
Mssg me at the follow up email when you get time.
Thanks!
Happy New Year,
Kristina Karina

Dragonfly said...

Kristina, vista print. Wait til they have sales.

Nancy Baumeister said...

As another solo traveler I would love to hear more about the solo rv club. I need more traveling friends. I like being alone but it is nice to periodically meet up with friends.