so i went off on a little adventure last week. i try to do it a few times each year. (i never used to tell anyone for fear they would think i was some kind of weirdo, but i have moved far beyond that, so think what you will!) it’s sometimes hard to commit and actually take the steps to make it happen, but i have NEVER been sorry and have had some totally amazing, epiphanistic (um, yes, a new word i think!) experiences on my little jaunts out into the wilderness on my own.
|Looking down on my little casita|
|Inside - art & color!|
i research places to stay and usually end up with some kind of vrbo cabin or casita in the mountains, not too far from home. this one was on a little horse ranchette, just 45 minutes away.
|The permanent residents|
it has to have hiking nearby and plenty of privacy and an amazing view. and preferably a hot tub. no, that’s not too much to ask, because i have found some awesome places and they are not expensive! usually i stay in a different place each time. perfect for exploring!
|Yuccas were in full bloom!|
|Hiking Hellhole Canyon|
oh, and wi-fi is nice. this time i thought i was getting it…. turned out not only was there no wi-fi, but no phone and no tv stations and no cell service. gulp. it worked out. i was a teeny bit panicky, but i’m sure i spent my time in more enriching ways than i would have. and if i really needed to make contact i could drive a few miles into a service area. and the owners live on the property too. so not entirely isolated, but enough to feel a different sort of vibe for sure!
|2 buck chuck.... what can I say - I like it!|
so i hiked. and photographed. and read. and wrote. and thought. and established some new intentions. all very, very good stuff! oh, and i did something else too, but i’m saving that for its own special post. i have a busy week ahead with company, but i’m ready – bring it on!!
|Oh, what an amazing morning it was!!!!|
|No one else was around - I had this scene all to myself|