once i heard to see where you are at, you need to move away from it and take a look at it from another place. well i did that. i took a trip that carried me for bout 3700 miles. its nice to get away but its just as nice to get home.
traveling reminds me of the days i roamed around in my youth. i had all the time in the world but had no where to go. i just went. being home lets me know i have a place in this world. i have called my mishos’ allotment my home for 37 years. the trees i planted are bout 50 feet high now. that tells me i have deep roots now as opposed to my misguided youth.
we did alot on this trip. we covered 7 states. i went to new places and seen familiar places. we drove thru mountains, along rivers and across great plains. there was beautiful scenery everywhere. we traveled the interstate and the two laned highways. we used the gps and our old fashion road atlas. you have to get off the main highways to see the real country.
we met people that we knew at different places. we went to marys’ 50th high school reunion. we camped out in her friends yard. we only drove a little over a hundred miles that day. that was the least amount of driving we did on this trip. we toured her school and went to her reunion dinner.
i had already met some of her school mates before. and i met new people. we all knew of some of the same people. they all went to boarding school. i did too. i was familiar with some of the experiences they spoke of. some i hadnt heard about. everyones’ experiences may be similiar but are different.
the next day we drove to see my nieces in winnebago. they are pictured. i havent seen them much since they moved there. they cooked breakfast for us. we visited with them for 3 hours. we knew we only had a 4 hour drive to get home. we shared many laughs together. we gave them some of the giveaways we bought from indian vendors.
before leaving winnebago we toured the boarding school i went to. it has changed and so have i. it looks different but i still remember where the buildings that are gone were located. it also reminded me of incidents that took place at that school. as i drove away i left some of that behind.
on this trip we went to hot springs twice. we gambled a few times. we crossed bout 6 reservations. coupla times we drove out of our way and seen areas we hadnt planned on seeing. every day had something new to experience.
i took a few pictures. i didnt take any while i was driving but will remember what the mountains of rock and winding rivers looked like. i will down load all my pictures into a folder for this trip. i will look back at it at times to remember this trip.
today i slept in. i was tired from the trip. i feel refreshed.