“The open road still softly calls.” ~Carl Sagan

Abby smiles as Sierra the Chihuahua sleeps in her lap as we drive through Colorado's Paradox Valley in October 2009. That drive was one of the best we have made, and was full of surprises.
Abby smiles as Sierra the Chihuahua sleeps in her lap as we drive through Colorado's Paradox Valley in October 2009. That drive was one of the best we have made, and was full of surprises.

Abby and I are spending the whole weekend together, which is unusual since I ordinarily work on Saturday. Despite the sweltering heat we are having a pretty good time. We nap and cook and piddle. This afternoon we went out to lunch, followed by the requisite shopping trip.

Presently I am teaching at the college and the vo-tech as well as working my day job, and while that’s all very exciting and fulfilling, being with my wife this weekend is encouraging a certain nostalgia for being together on the road. Add to that the fact that I have been reviewing some unedited video from our 2009 trip, Scent of the Desert, (which I intend to edit), and the open road, as the title says, softly calls.

We are already planning our next major trip, our annual October anniversary excursion, and while we haven’t nailed down all our options, it’s already sounding great. In the mean time, Abby’s daughter and her husband are coming to visit with our grandson Paul in a couple of weeks, and that’s very exciting, especially for Abby.

But when I think of all our grand times together, the grandest of them has have been our time together on the open road. It calls again.

This is one of Abby's images of me shot at Arches National Park, Utah, in October 2010.
This is one of Abby's images of me shot at Arches National Park, Utah, in October 2010.
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2 Comments

  1. I know the feeling. My wife and I were making regular road trips during the first years of our marriage, up to and including her pregnancy. Since then, that’s all been cut off…

    I’m itching to drive and see stuff again. :-)

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