So, I was taillights pulling out of the farm at seven yesterday morning. I drove to Portland, stopping as I wanted, going wherever I pleased. It was amazing.
I stopped at a few small towns along the way. Did you know they pump your gas in Oregon? That was a new experience for me.
With the time zone change I even had an extra hour. I checked into my room and went in search of Chinese food. It was awful, but I did get my haircut while I was out. (Remind me to someday tell my stories about getting my haircut in China.) As my last haircut, not by my own scissors, was last December I was due. Jeannine, I miss you!!!
I was back in my room by about seven and just read for awhile sipping mint tea I brought with me from our grove. It was truly luxurious.
I woke ridiculously early, but went back to sleep for a bit. Now, I need to get ready and go have breakfast--that someone else will cook and clean up from!
I am heading into the city then to explore a few sights and then hopefully will get to meet up with someone special. Having been inspired by her words and life for years now, we are planning on getting together!
I am just a LITTLE excited. I skipped, mind you, to the van yesterday morning. Not an easy thing to do, skip, in boots, but I did. And tried not to be too giddy about the fact that I wasn't the one heading out to the barn to milk Buttercup.
I miss everyone at home. I do. And I am totally enjoying myself here.
(Bonnie-This beats your idea of a day off by far.) ;)