Road Trip Summer 2016 Destination: San Juan Islands & Friends

This is my year to travel with my dog, Zeke, visit friends, see familiar sights as well as take in newly discovered spaces. In April, we went to Salt Lake City and Park City in Utah. Right now we are in the San Juan Islands, north of Seattle, Washington. Being here is just as if we were in the mountains but surrounded by the ocean. The best of both worlds!

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Me, Cheryl, Jenny

The past few days have been spent with sister friends that were a part of my new life after moving to Idaho in 1984. I was in my late 20’s, and moved to the Ketchum-Sun Valley area which turned out to be just where I was supposed to land. I met and continue to keep in touch with close friends despite the fact we have all moved back to towns that gave us opportunities in our lives and careers.  Our reunion this weekend has been full of laughter, smiles, jokes, stories, reminiscing about the crazy, silly things we did “back then”.

Pond day-PS
Jenny’s Pond, Pencil Sketch app

What we often forget is how we got to the place we are now. For us, we were meant to live in a picturesque mountain town in Idaho. Some of us have other special places that made the mark in our lives. Our destiny make take us on many paths; each one of us has a choice to follow one road or another. Hopefully, that route we choose will also helped us grow personally, professionally and spiritually. There is a special sort of bond to have lifelong friendships of picking up where we left off. We all have those. Or we should.

Pond sunset-PS
Sunset, Pencil Sketch app

An integral part of my travels this year will be with reconnecting with friends that have always extended the invitation to visit. I am going places. I will see new sights. I will be in the company of good friends and take in the love. I want to see the world outside my boundaries.

I do believe that I am in a discovery mode at this point in my life.

I am going to travel the road before me and see where it leads.

#lifelesson #travelwithmydog #friendships #happiness

 

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