Between visiting my dad and attending his celebration of life, the rest of the spring in Moab has been rich and full each and every day. Friends have been supportive and taking care of me and life has continued on with its daily lessons and beauty. Here are a few pictures of that time...
|Phil, in a way that is only characteristically Phil, welcomes me back home from my first Midwestern visit with Dad. He riles up the whole neighborhood in the process. I wonder what they all think of Pete's household.|
|Dinga, Queequeg, and Harvard (hiding in the back) join me and Connie to Indian Creek and Canyonlands.|
|Meeting up with Mary Moonflower again, one month after she was born.|
|Connie sneaks out the window to surprise Pete who's on the phone outside.|
|The day before returning to the Midwest for the celebration of life, Arne takes me and Connie on Westwater.|
|At one point these two river guides both fell out of the raft, but we made it through the rapids!|
|We made it to the Cisco boat ramp!|
|Pete and Dinga see me off at Canyonlands Field Airport.|
|Sean, Russell, and Falcor. During my lunch break Sean pulled up to the library and offered these two a ride northbound.|
|Bear and I spend time together during one of several visits with Dory.|
|Dumpster New York Cheesecake!|
|Phil removes his van decorations and puts them on our watchdog. A soda can is left for me to make a new stove.|
|Madeline of Ontario and I dine at Sabaku Sushi.|
On April 29, I worked my last day at the women's shelter. The reason being, I am guided once again to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I will walk with God, listening for his inspiration through each and every moment so that I will be where everyone needs me to be and get closer to be a constantly loving presence in this world. The shelter was where I needed to be, but now I'm being pushed on to other things.
After that beautiful night with friends, Phil, Connie, and Madeline saw me off after another cup of chicory tea. I would return to Moab in a few days, but I would be bringing someone along with me. I met Freebird in Mountainair, New Mexico, picked him up from the Grand Enchantment Trail, and we went on some adventures on our way back to Moab.
|Snow in Mountainair, New Mexico on May 1. The Jeep I rented to pick up Freebird sits outside the motel room.|
|Quarai Ruins, part of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.|
|The Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, NM.|
|Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and statue of Kateri Tekakwitha, Santa Fe, NM.|
|Pinkerton Hot Springs, CO.|
|Driving through the San Juans in southern Colorado, up and over 11,000 feet passes.|
|Visiting Daniel, his mom, and Garfield in Fruita, CO!|