Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Goodbye Arizona

There are moments in our lives when we need to grab the essentials, throw them in the trunk and hit the road. Monday night was one of those moments in my life.
I left the Phoenix valley at 10pm on Monday night and drove for 15 straight hours to Boise, Idaho. I had my first experience with 5 hour energy shots. At one point I'm pretty sure I was hallucinating..everything had a green glow. The drive was brutal. Luckily at around 4am the sun came up and I had enjoyed the greenery of Northern Nevada and Southern Idaho.
I also enjoyed the beautiful, non-smog atmosphere.
The Avett Brothers, Bright Eyes, and Sufer Blood accompanied me on my southwest adventure along with my beautiful 2 year-old daughter, Saylor. She slept most of the way and when she wasn't sleeping she was carrying on conversations with her best friend, Jessie the cowgirl.
Seeing grass and trees always makes me feel at home. It was hard to leave Arizona, but the long drive was empowering and gave me time to really think.
At this point I had been driving about 11 hours. I felt like I was on crack or something...seriously!
When I was growing up my mom worked for a fast food resturant called Taco Time. It also feels like home. When I got into Twin Falls, Idaho I HAD TO stop and get some!
Saylor was just happy to be OUT of the car.

It was a long journey and there is even a longer road ahead. I'm now seperated from my husband, living with family. Looking for a job and possibly a permant home here in Idaho. I know not every woman has somewhere to run when push comes to shove. Thank Heavens that I am NOT one of THOSE women. I have a fantastic, loving, supportive family that has always been there for me. Hello IDAHO!

1 comment:

  1. Aww Mads....I will miss seeing your happy face...zits and all...( I can say that since mine is infested as well). Kiss Say Say for me. All i wish for is your happiness. You will find it! Love love love you!