Well, it’s been an eventful weekend—and I am anxious to get on the road.
I arrived in Hurricane on Wednesday and ended up feeling immensely flattered. Of course, one only feels stuff like this when you see photos you’ve taken blown up on the walls of a room. These were two of the images I’d taken earlier this year.
This coupled with photos on the fridge, in the living room, and other shots I’d taken displayed at a neighbor’s house, gave me a feeling of pride. No other way to put it…I was caught with a feeling of, “I took these.”
There’s no other feeling quite like it.
Thanksgiving went off fairly well with good food and even better friends.
Now THAT is another story altogether. To be honest, I have always gone to Black Friday with my dad, brother, or sister. We’d usually head out at 5 am or earlier. This year, I didn’t have a desire to go. So I opted out when my friends were talking about heading out at 3:30 that morning.
I awoke somewhere around 7:30 feeling marvelously refreshed and content. It was okay that I hadn’t gone—there were a few things I’d wanted, but they were not necessary.
When I got up, my friend, Michelle, asked if I wanted to go to St. George for something she’d forgotten to purchase. I agreed and decided to stop off at a few stores to see if any items I’d wanted were still around—fully expecting them to all be long-since gone.
I was pleasantly surprised.
Everything I’d wanted—save one item—was still on hand in the store. Even a small digital camera I’d wanted to pick up was still available—the last one in the store.
To top it all off, we went to In-N-Out for a breakfast/lunch and then I met up with my aunt and cousin for a late meal and ‘catching up’ time.
It was nice…but I am now ready to return to the land northward.
Why am I still here? My friends decided they wanted to have a family photo taken so, two hours from the time I'd packed and was ready to go...I’m still here and everyone is almost ready. I would like the opportunity to head to the desert…even if it is only for a little while.
The time is ticking steadily onward and I feel that I need to have my solace in the wilderness.