This summer I drove my Roadtrek Agile SS all over the country for 2 1/2 months. I love my Roadtrek and I take very good care of it. Today you would not think so. I successfully loaded a large board into it to take up to LA to my in-laws. With the help of my neighbors it was successful and is ready for the trip north on Monday.
Then I decided that I needed to level it in my driveway. I backed up and hit the upper left corner of my roof. Bang!!! There is a small bump in my RT and I blew out my back window on the passenger side. Arrgh!!! I did get the window fixed but the bump is still there. Sigh. I am not feeling like a good owner at the moment. I try to convince myself that these are just things that happen but I am not very happy with myself. Sigh.
When things like this happen I have no one to commiserate with so I decided to do that with all of you here. This is when I miss my husband the most. He would not have been happy yet he would have supported me and help me see the big picture. I guess I have to try to do that on my own.
It has been one year since Jim died. I have done a lot. Mostly I handle everything well. I miss traveling in my RT. I have done a few local trips with friends for day hikes. This is a beautiful time in southern CA. It is perfect traveling and camping weather.
The mountains are in their fall mode. Leaves are changing and the apples are in. There is a small town, Julian, about one hour east of San Diego. It used to be the second largest city in the silver and gold mining hey days. Today it is a small town that is known for it's apples and has some unique stores, apple pie shops and a hard rock gold mine you can tour. There are several wineries in the area. It really is a very nice area. I spent lunch on Wednesday there with a friend. We did some hiking and then ate a Jeremy's on the Hill, a farm-to-table restaurant. Yummy. And…it was my birthday. And….it was a much better day than today.
The Anza Borrego is calling and I soon shall be on my way out there. If you like deserts, this one is special. It is the largest state park in the US. There are wonderful canyons you can hike into and see palm oases. San Diego is considered a bio-diversity hot spot in the United States. It is because of places like the Anza Borrego that the county has the above status. There are plants, trees, animals and bugs that only live in this desert. It is pretty unique. I really like the slot canyons. Sitting out under a natural night sky and looking at the stars is pretty amazing, too.
I don't know if I feel much better but it is good to at least tell someone when I have a rotten day. Jim and I built two sixteen foot kayaks. When we had been using them for a month and the paint was rubbed off in a few places, an owner of a local shop said that she was glad to see we were using the kayaks. Dinging them up shows they are used. Maybe I can apply that to my cute RT. Sigh.