more photos from our first journey…

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more photos from our journey…

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photos from the never-ending story adventure…

…still to tired and out of it to write anything that makes any sense, but would like to show you some photos from our never-ending story adventure. we left off in fremont and were headed to walnut creek.

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becoming beatniks…

“beatnik: a person who participated in a social movement of the 1950s and early 1960s which stressed artistic self-expression and the rejection of the mores of conventional society; broadly :  a usually young and artistic person who rejects the mores of conventional society.” – merriam-webster dictionary

…so, buggs and i, have made the decision to become beatniks. we’ve spent the last few days re-reading, on the road, by jack kerouac. we are pumped and ready to begin our journey of artistic self-expression and rejection of what society thinks/says that we would/could/should be. we are off to “find our true selves.”

during the course of our journey, we look very forward to meeting people from all walks of life and their pets. we will be listening to their stories, asking questions, and asking for their permission to photograph them and re-tell one of their stories.

buggs and i, are resigned to go wherever the road leads us. we will accept whatever person requests us or accepts our bid. we will have fun, enjoy each other’s company, and the company of the other pets and people that we have riding along with us in our car. we will go to places that we’ve both been to and never been to. we will hit roadside attractions and take multitudinous photographs.

we will write about our daily experiences, lessons we’ve learned, and what we are grateful for. we will visit with old friends like: g***e, l***a, n**a, e**k, r***n, j**n, k***y, etc. and, we will visit with new friends like: j**s, r***o, etc. we will truly be on the road and on a perpetual roadtrip.

our exciting adventure begins this weekend. we will be picking up two cats and a chocolate lab in walnut creek, ca and then, we’ll drive to oakland, ca and pick-up two chickens. we will drive our new friends up to spokane, wa and deliver them to their new home.

from there, we will drive to port townsend, wa and pick-up a trained service dog, whom we will be driving back to las vegas, nv with us, where he will be delivered to a disabled veteran. after that, the first week of september, we will meet j**s at lake tahoe and go kayaking on the lake. i will get some really good advice and pointers for working out on the road.

buggs and i, will hit the road again and stop to pick-up a terrier mix in south lake tahoe, ca. we will be driving her to her new home in south hill, wa. from there, we have a few days to hangout.

buggs has never been to the beach before, so, we will head to the beach and take the opportunity to meet with a realtor and spend some time looking at houses by day and having bonfires on the beach at night, being truly free…wind in our hair/fur, warm sand between our toes, and salty lips…just listening to the waves crash, smelling the sea air, watching the stars twinkle, and feeling so very grateful…knowing that the goals and dreams that i’m visualizing, saying out loud, and writing about are manifesting. evidence that i will have what i want and i will.

after two days at the beach, buggs and i , will head to portland, or. we will be picking up a shih tzu and taking her to her new home in st. louis, mo. i think that that will be an interesting drive, because i’ve never driven through that part of the country before, so, i’m very much looking forward to it.

i do know that there are a lot of roadside attractions in the midwest, so, there should be plenty of photo opportunities. also, since i loved iowa so much when i was there this winter, it will give me a chance to see it in the end of summer/beginning of fall. i really look forward to seeing and experiencing it.

 

clouds…

…i’m fascinated by them…always have been. i’ve always been able to watch them for hours, as they move around the sky…shifting and morphing into other shapes…merging and disconnecting with others…changing color…and, swelling with raindrops.

pre-dawn…

…not night…

…but, not quite day yet…

…not cool…

…but, not quite hot yet…

…not loud…

…but, certainly not quiet…

…not busy…

…but, not sparsely populated…

…it’s predawn…

…the moment, the point…

…where night and day…

…split apart and separate…

last friday…

…it was an interesting day. i was already feeling emotional and was not prepared for the added difficulty of forgetting to bring my order for my upper arm ultrasound.

the lady at the desk looked for a copy in her computer system, because my doctor failed to send it electronically. the lady told me to call my doctor’s office and have them send it. i called my doctors office and got a prerecorded message that told me that their office would be closed until august 14, because they were moving the office to a different location.

in that moment, i felt helpless and all alone. i knew that i needed the ultrasound done and thought that i would have to use the little gas that i had to drive back to the apartment to pick-up the stupid paper that i had forgotten to bring with me.

suddenly, my phone started to ring a strange ring. i looked and it was w***y. i answered the phone, with an obviously teary voice. she asked me what was wrong and i told her. i asked her if she would take a photo of the order and email it to me.

w***y saved the day for me. the photo of the order worked and i was able to get my ultrasound that day. i felt very grateful for the help of my friend and for the universe that interceded on my behalf!! w***y never calls me!!

anyway, this photostrip is a compilation of the nature around the imaging center, the people waiting inside of it, and the struggle between a drunk woman and a police officer. i believe that it was the officer that had the worse day, because that woman behaved horribly, spitting on him and saying vile things to him.

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