Saturday, March 27, 2010

Home!


22 states—4 time zones (northern Idaho is on Pacific Time)—about 7,000 miles later—I’m back in Indian Valley, ID, & very happy to be so. I pulled in yesterday evening before 7:00 p.m. to the sight of Penelope Llama & Mo Alpaca grazing up by the loafing shed. The trip was amazing—but it was time to be home—I felt that acutely yesterday as I was driving thru the snow & rain squalls for 500 miles in Montana & Idaho—Lolo Pass between the two states offered by far the worst travel conditions of the entire journey—a full blown snowstorm swirling & blowing while I was descending the steep curvy grade thru the Bitteroots & down to the Clearwater. After this it was on to Kooskia & Grangeville, with more snow squalls on White Bird Hill, then intermittent rain all the way to New Meadows. But the sun was shining brightly on Indian Valley.

I’ll be back on Sepia Saturday next week—for now, I’ll be resting up & trying to catch up on blog visits!

11 comments:

  1. Glad you're home safe and sound and that your trip was everything you hoped it would be.

    I look forward to the creative fruits of your experiences.

    Kat

    P.S. I can see why you're glad to be back - such a lovely home nestled in amongst those hills.

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  2. glad you made it through the storms and curvy descent unscathed! what a trip!! and I'm soooooo happy that i was one stop on the way!!

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  3. You traveled through lots of time zones—metaphoric and otherwise. Glad you made it and glad, too, to have been on your itinerary.

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  4. You must feel like Ferdinand Magellan, only alive. I don't know that I'd be up to such a trip any more.

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  5. Hi Kat, Mouse, Lana & K

    Kat: Thanks! The house was a very welcome sight! Once I've gotten some rest--which I sorely feel in need of now--we'll see what creative things crop up.

    Mouse: Thanks! I'm glad we had a chance to meet--that was fun!

    Lana: That time zone comment is so on the mark. I was very happy to see you!

    K: I think that is what I feel like! I don't know that I could do it solo again, but with Eberle as co-pilot? Perhaps!

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  6. Home again, home again, jiggedy jog, as the nursery rhyme goes. I'll bet the llama and the alpaca were glad to see you. Congratulations on your epic journey.

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  7. Glad to hear you've got back in one piece. Your posts have been very evocative: I've often felt I've been breathing American air through my nostrils.

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  8. Hi Dominic: Thanks--posting from the road was fun!

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  9. Yes, glad you're home! Man, what an adventure!

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  10. Hi Jen: Thanks! Maybe I'll make it to OKC next time!

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  11. Hi Jacqueline: Sorry I missed this! Thanks--it was epic indeed. I'm ok at the end, but very tired!

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