Friday, December 11, 2015
I've been very emotional today for some reason! Tired...yes..it definitely is playing a part but the people in my life are the catalyst. I have amazingly good friends, caring, giving, sharing friends. After another long week of night labor, I crashed while a friend took my Jeep to the shop then woke me up (after a good 6.5 hrs sleep) to go pick it up. We then went out to the local small town bar for a couple of beers and to shoot some pool before I left; and I just soaked it all in!! The people, the dive bar atmosphere, the patrons, the music on the jukebox, and the friends I was with.
I love my country! It's beautiful in so many ways...the culture, the scenery, the people. I'll be finished working the seasonal job I got at Amazon (Amazon Camperforce) very soon so will hit the road camping to visit friends and family for about a month before I branch off on the next leg of my adventurous journey through this life!
I'm leaving for a while...indefinitely. Australia is my first destination. I need to arrive down under before winter hits as I want to visit and explore then ferry down to New Zealand to hike a few glacier areas (Tongariro Alpine Crossing being one of them) before winter! Then back to northern Oz and Asia and India...you see the trend? :)
I guess, since time seems to be flying, it hit me that I'm leaving my good friends and family and this wonderful place we call America (that I've spent the past 2 years traversing) very soon. Deciding to go was no decision. No Lillie...time to travel overseas. That was it. While I still have meager savings to help me out, I'm healthy enough, in good enough shape, and can think of nothing better than seeing the world....I'm embracing my need!!
That doesn't mean I won't miss my friends, my family or my Shantilly life!! My backpack..hmm..guess I should name it now as it will house my world!!
The following are SOME pics of me with friends! Too many others so if you're not included, I'm sorry. It's late, I'm tired, but I love you all!!!