If you call waking up before the sun does and then driving for 6 hours from the desert warmth to the mountain cold Jiggety...then Rich and I got real jiggety today.
At one point, I thought there was talk about getting out and taking lots of photos, but funnily enough...we didn't do that. Neither of us wanted to leave Anza Borrego, and I guess we just didn't have the heart to stop and photo once we got rolling today...but, wanted to keep on going. It just didn't seem like we were done doing everything in Anza Borrego...or relaxing on this vacation. In fact, there was a part of me that wanted to just keep going down the road (especially after talking and dreaming last night about getting a bigger Airstream, and picking up the cat on our way through town and then hitting the road again)
This is serious.
The Traveling bug.
Let me tell you something about living in the Airstream for the last 5 days. It was wonderful! Rich and I both confessed yesterday about little misgivings we might have had before we started out. He was worried that I wouldn't like traveling with him, or in the Airstream, or that we would be too cramped with both of us in such a small space, and there wouldn't be room for everything and it would be too cluttered inside. I was worried that he wouldn't like traveling with me, he wouldn't have his space (I would crowd him) or that he would be uncomfortable about sharing what is essentially his home for the time being. However, we both love getting up early and throwing clothes on and jumping on the road asap. Rich doesn't mind stopping for potty breaks, as the whole house is well...right behind you...and a few stops also gives you time to get snacks or a meal as well. As soon as we unhitched at the Anza Borrego State Park, I swept, mopped, reorganized 2 cupboards and put everything I brought away. (Rich is quite clean to begin with, so it was just a light floor dusting...and we shared dishwashing responsibilities, and had kind of separate chores...since I happened to be sitting in the "snack seat" of the truck, I made sure there were plenty of snacks and water on hand whenever we went out...and Rich did everything Airstream related...since he knows more of what he's doing than I do at this point.) Rich was very generous with sharing his space with me. We both took pictures, and entertained ourselves separately if we wanted to (sharing the computer cord of course) And, each time I knew we'd be going out and I may need different outfits, I brought out my bag and made a small pile of the things that I may need...and I put things I didn't need away as soon as I was done with them. Everything just took a little planning ahead, and was no big deal in the least. We both talked about how comfortable we felt in the space together...and laughed a little about being worried in the first place. We make a good team, we enjoy traveling, we enjoy blogging and computer activities, we enjoy hiking, we enjoy separate activities, and most of all...we enjoy each other's company.
This trip was by far, one of the best Valentine's Day gifts I've ever received...and I think we both enjoyed each other's company very much. I had an amazing time...no matter what we were doing, I was savoring every moment while in the moment and not being worried about the future or the past...this trip is just what I needed.
Well...until the next trip (of which I hope there will be many more...and believe you me...we are already excitedly talking about small hiking trips we can take around here until we can escape for a longer road trip) I will try to adjust to being back home...back to my daily activities (and I haven't heard word about the "stolen" computer cord, so there is a new one on the way...and I am planning on sneaking over to the Airstream under the guise of powering up there, and also...I can't stop the Airstream cold turkey, plus...I enjoy my time with Rich...and I am apologizing ahead of time for some sparse blogging this week, or just pictures posted...OH...But, Rich is helping me with a special something that will be commemorating the trip...so stay tuned) I will also be readjusting to stretching out in my house and not being snuggly in just the Airstream (which is plenty big...and a bigger one would probably feel like paradise) and easing myself back into work...
And most of all...I will be thankful that Prescott is indeed a wonderful place to come home to.