Safely Home! Today, in looking back over "roleerob's excellent adventure," I know lifetime memories have been created in my "Road to Recovery" trip here in the western United States. For ease of reference in the future, I would like an "Executive Summary" post to link back to, as needed. Perhaps,
This morning, with great gratitude for having the opportunity to have experienced so much over the last few days, on my "excellent adventure," I want to express part of it in a very tangible way. By "paying it forward" to those of my fellow Steemians who contributed to it.
Day Thirty: As was expected, at the close of Day Twenty Nine, the sun rose on a new day, but was hidden from view. Under a thick bank of clouds in the early stages of ... snowing ... some more ... 😞
Okay! That settled it for me, as you will read in more detail below. This would be my final day
Day Twenty Nine: Continuing on with the "home stretch" of my "excellent adventure," I woke up this morning 🌄 to the coldest temperatures yet. It was below zero (-18 °C) in Hamilton, Montana, where I spent the night.
The cold is one thing. The lack of visibility quite another. Hamilton is a beau
Day Twenty Eight: With my "excellent adventure" coming to an end, today I set out on the "home stretch" and drove through a very pretty part of the country.
This section of highway is referred to as the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway and makes it way border to border across the State of Idaho.
Day Twenty Six: Inherited most likely from my father and deep in my DNA is a great deal of respect for those who live "close to the earth" and make their living by farming. Odd perhaps, given that I have myself only briefly worked on a hay farm. But true nonetheless ...
That made this day particu
Day Twenty Four: Life has a way of changing the best laid plans. Such was the case resulting in this post. With a family member unable to meet the original schedule for a visit, I went to them instead.
To get to them resulted in a trip up through the central part of the panhandle of Idaho to the
Day Twenty Three: Long a student of history, I think one of the remarkable chapters in the story of early America was the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Since the expedition passed through the area, Lewiston, Idaho was named in honor of it and sits at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater
Day Twenty One: What a day of "adventure" in the snow! Definitely would have been a good day to just stay inside and not venture out at all, but ... Things to do, places to go and all of that.
So ... I ventured out into the "cold, cruel world" anyway ... 😉
Day Twenty: Resuming my travels, after a few great days with my siblings at Sunriver Resort in Oregon, I was off to a little town I had long heard of, but only "whizzed by" on the freeway, in the past. The town?
Pendleton, Oregon. The focus? Their famous woolen mills and the products made from w
Day Fourteen: Looking back over the last two weeks, I know lifetime memories have been created in my "Road to Recovery" adventure here in the western United States. Before my siblings arrive, I wanted to put together a recap, for ease of reference in the future.
In thinking about the path forward,
Day Thirteen: For the last two weeks of my R2R adventure, I have repeatedly had to actively work against my "hard-wired" tendency to rush through to some imagined deadline. Deadline driven most of my professional life, it is a symptom I suppose of what I will need to work on adjusting going into t