I am back to my blog!! Yes, I have been absent for too long.
In my last posting, I was in Quartzsite for the winter and it was another good time in the desert. I attended the RTR in January and met up with some friends from previous years and discovered new friendships. It was, as always, a great time. Another highlight in Q was the Big Tent RV show where I accepted a job to be a camp host for the summer in Washington on Baker Lake. I am looking forward to a beautiful summer meeting new people and experiencing a new adventure.
At this writing I am in Port Orford, OR visiting with my friend, Becky, and enjoying the coast. When I left the desert toward the end of March it was getting pretty toasty in the 90’s, and what a joy to be here with cool 60’s and ocean breezes. I will be leaving here within the next two weeks and making my way to the campground for my job. Part of that meandering will include a few days in one of my favorite cities, Portland. I fell in love with Portland years ago when I worked as a pharmacist consultant and made frequent business trips to the city. Some of my favorite stops include Powell’s book store (the mother ship for a book lover!), the Saturday Market, Voodoo Donuts, The Grotto, and all of the coffee shops.
After Portland, I will be in Lacey, WA for a visit to the St. Placid Monastery for a personal retreat. It is a beautiful place and the sisters are so welcoming to visitors. On a personal note, I became Catholic four years ago and one of my latest missions is making rosaries and giving them away. While here in Port Orford, I gave a bunch to the local priest who will be taking them to Nigeria to give them to local people who cannot afford to buy one. I also give them to anyone who asks for one. It is a special blessing to be able to do this one small thing.
My teardrop life continues to be one of great freedom and beautiful places along with the opportunities to meet some of the nicest people I could ever imagine. If any of you are wondering “should I do something like that?” The answer is “Yes!”