Monday, September 10, 2007

A Questionable Trip?

A brief entry to respond to several questions I got from my last entry, and from friends here, about my Road Trip.
How far am I going? Well, almost 2000 miles
Won't I feel lonely driving so far alone? Yes, there will be lonely times, especially since Rene was the outgoing partner in all our travels. But I live alone, feel alone a lot, so the trip will be lonely, too, at times. I'll live through it, and maybe learn to connect with strangers a little more.
Is your car okay to drive that far? Well, I certainly hope so! Even though it's old (a '97) it is a Honda, and I'm having it checked over, bumper to bumper. If something goes wrong on the road, I'll cope.
Are the people you are visiting safe? This only comes from my mother. People whose journals I have been reading for years feel like family to me. I wish I could visit more of them!
Who are you going to see? Mort, Judi and Virginia, Kas and her family, who are supposedly already referring to me as "Aunt Margo," Martha, Meg's fiance's mother, Ian, my God(dess) son, and Becky(I hope).
Will you stay with all of them? I'll stay at motels some of the time, and with people others. It depends on their housing situations.
Are you going to spend any time on your own? Yes, I am going to Charlottesville, Virginia for three days. I was born there when my father was in law school at UVA, and I have always wanted to really see Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home). So I'm going to have my own private mini vacation inside the Road Trip!
What are you going to do about pain when driving and walking any distance? I am taking my walker and cane, and will use one or the other, depending on the terrain. I am able to walk a couple of miles, even if I do sway a bit along the way. (Okay, sometimes I fall down. I'll just get up and keep going like I do at home.)
As for pain, I'll drive as far as I can, and when it gets too bad I'll stop  for the night, then take a pain med. I won't drive after that. I've built in extra time driving because of this.
When are you leaving? The last week in September, and I'll be back when I get back. Friends and neighbors will take care of the house and watch Roxy.
Aren't you scared to go on such a long trip? No.
Not even a little anxious? Yes, a little from time to time, but it's all about organizing and getting off and onto the road. Not about the trip itself.
That seems to cover the questions that have come in lately. If anyone has any others, let me know and I'll answer them, too.
Tomorrow is my 58th birthday, and I am sincerely hoping that this year will be better than the last four. A psychic told me that I would be getting more energy come fall, and I am living in expectation of more energy, whenever it arrives!
Blessings, Margo 


lisa41076 said...

Margo, I wish you a wonderful and safe trip, I hope someday we can meet, you are truly a treasure as a friend !!!!!!!! Happy Happy Birthday to you tommorow, Love You Lisa XO

ksquester said...

OH HAPPY BITHDAY MARGO...................and MANY more. I think it sounds like a wonderful adventure you are going on and I also think you will enjoy it so much. You are never alone......we'll all be there in spirit. I hope you will keep a daily log/journal and share some of the things with us.  You are going to have a ball. What a wonderful birthday gift you are giving yourself.  Whenever I am on the road, I list to the radio or sometimes just drive for miles taking in the beauty and adventure of the road.  HAVE lots of fun.    Love and Hugs,   ANNE

makemarc said...

Any possibility of gettting some books on tape from the library before you go?  And treat yourself to some from the bookstore. It's a great way to get through one of those classics you've always wanted to get to, and time will fly... Bon Voyage...

toonguykc said...

Oh damn!  I would've made you a birthday pear 'toon if I'd known sooner.  Well happy birthday all the same.

I have a question....

Will you take a laptop computer with you on your journey?  Or a regular paper journal of some sort?

Once again -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


amy122389 said...

Happy Birthday, Margo!!!  Don't have too wild of a party!


::hug hug hug::


stetsonsfyre said...

(((((((((((((((((((((Happy Birthday Margo!!!)))))))))))))))))) I hope you have very many more!! I hope your trip is everything you want it to be and more ~ safe & content, happy the most!  
Brightest of Blessings Hon!

dbaumgartner said...

Bless your heart! You are going on an adventure that I could never do. So, I hope you don't mind if I travel along with you and experience your adventure abeit vicariously. :-)

Happy Birthday my dear, dear friend!


luvmort said...

I am only going to try to sell you Amway, not kill you and bury you under the boardwalk!  ROFLMGAO!  Tell mom not to worry!  
I canNOT wait to finally see you (notice I didn't say "meet"?)!  
This is going to be great!

lrttklly said...

I wish I could join you.
Sounds like this is your journey into the desert... and I know you are going to be fulfilled from this.
Happy Birthday to you, and may you blessed with a new life of serenity and joy from your travels!

rdautumnsage said...

Happy Birthday Dear Heart! May you find peace, love and happiness in abundance in your life this coming year and all the years to come! (Hugs) Indigo

gazker said...

I have missed your birthday, but hope I haven't missed good luck and bon voyage?
Gaz xxxx