Returning home is not as exciting as heading out on a trip. But Everything has a cycle and this is just part of it. We have started our list of what we missed this trip and hope to make the things on our list our plan of "attack" next year. We plan to start earlier in order to have more time on the road. Since my show season begins with the Smokey Mountain Fiberart Festival, I will always have to be home for that event. The next week end is the Black Swamp Market Day in Bowling Green, Ohio. I sure am going into these events rested and totally relaxed. That won't last long since the push is on for the Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival the first full weekend of June, located in Franklin, Indiana - Just south of Indianapolis. I will be teaching wet felting classes at two of these shows.
As we have driven through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, I have seen so many abandoned homes, farms, businesses. Some appear to be ghost towns along the side of the road. Here in Texas, many are in the oil and gas fields. This coupled with the dry grass, some pumps not in operation tells a story of hopes and dreams of the future. It is a history lesson of families who gave it their best, some had success and some failed. But failing at one thing, most pushed on to find success in another realm. That's life, isn't it. We don't give up with a failure, we push on, an on until we reach our goals.
We boondocked or as they say in California, drydocked in another Wal Mart at El Paso, TX. This one had a security guard that pointed the spot for us to use. Now that's service! We did some shopping, returned to the motor home for dinner and played more Nabbit. John won both games last night. I'll get him tonight.
The border patrol is and has been out in force. We passed 2 inspection sites in California, one in Arizona, and two in T. We could have had a motor home full of Mexicans as they looked in the driver's side window, asked how many were traveling in here and if we were citizens.
Well, we are heading to Dallas, Fort Worth. See you on the road!