|the view from our room at the Hampton Inn in Deer park, IL, with our rental car in the lot|
|kohlrabi sprouts, beautiful peaches and layered brie from the Barrington, IL farmer's market- dinner today, with the olive tortilla chips we bought at the Tops grocery store in Western NY|
She dropped us off via water taxi in Chinatown. THAT was both of our most desired destination. We both LOVE Chinatown. 'Had a nice late lunch at a Vietnamese/Thai place called "The Noodle". I had my first, and maybe only, official "Chicago Dog" (Chicago style hot dog) at the Cloud Gate (aka "the bean") earlier, so after our late lunch I was way too full to even consider the bobble tea. But I bought some wonderful teas in a shop in the new Chinatown, where I was the only non-Chinese person shopping.... We are going to stay here in the suburbs tomorrow after we check out of the Hampton Inn (I extended our stay one more night) and forego another trip into the city. We need to get some deep rest because the whole focus of this adventure is upon us- getting up before the birds sing to take the 6 hour drove down south to partake in the Total Solar Eclipse. Laundry tomorrow in the guest laundry in the hotel while we have our free breakfast. Then we pack out and head to my friend's house.... The adventure continues. These posts will help me put our scrap album together, later. To You All.
|too hot in the city for me, but great to see and experience new things- and always good to be near the water|
|at my friend's apartment- my son makes friends with the couch!- I set up my office right away- |
our flowers from the farmer's market, our new traveling companions for the rest of the trip
|My friend has this beautiful table. I set up my office immediately upon arrival. Thank you, Dear, Dear R. I love being here in the Holy Silence of your home. I You.|
August 20, 2017 3:19pm (post on Facebook wall of this page, earth~ Spirit Medicine)
Dear friends, I am on a very intense road trip with my son to be at the center line of the Total Solar Eclipse. I have so much to share with you all. I will need ample recovery time once we return to our apartment in the woods to process and write. For now I would say to you all, if at all possible, to quiet and center yourself and clear your mind and heart. Envision the life and world that you want to be in. What do you want to do with the precious gift of this life. My Gramie, Carrie, always said, "Where there's Life, there's Hope." But it is your Faith that makes it so. 💖 Rev. Ursula Carrie
We're at a nasty hotel in Paducah, KY. Too bad it had decent enough reviews when I booked!
We agreed, we're sleeping in our clothes- on top of the covers. I got a HUGE bag of diotomaceous earth at home- g-d forbid we get the creepy crawlies! Grrrr... I already wrote my scathing review on Trip Advisor. I'm going to pray it out, try to get some sleep and get the F out of here at the crack of dawn.
On the flip side, my son and I are having a good time, been seeing and experiencing SO many new things. I have made some decisions about how I want to go forward in my life.... That is a whole 'nother narrative
|EIGHT HOURS haul today, all the way through Kentucky into Charleston, WV! At the Country Inn and Suites. 8-22-2017|
P.S.- These FLOWERS have been travelling with us, in this orange juice bottle since LAST Thursday! LOL! We buckle them up in the back seat, give them fresh cuts and fresh water, and bring them in to every place where we lay our heads... Aren't the Lisianthus just opening up so beautifully? And the Dahlias are holding up, too! I tell You, "Have flowers, Will Travel"! snarf!)
BUT, I am so focused on staying Present and Being with this last night of travel, sharing this moment in this nice hotel with my son (while washing my clothes for work Friday in the guest laundry room here)... And there is the unfolding and processing of ALL that we have experienced in these past almost 9 days- THAT, for sure will take a while. This has been a life-changing experience, and no one can tell how this will shape our future... I feel SO much Love, as Always for each and every one that we have met on this Journey... wow. wow.