Sampling beer on the bay by Lake Erie. Maybe it’s the beer or the sunshine or the boats bobbing and zipping past in the rippling lake- summer days like these breathe life into my spirit, reminding me that I’m alive.
A double post for today. We found toadlets on our hike. They were toadily adorable.
Crossing a road during a hike. A trace of man made amongst the trees, curving out of sight.
“The Road goes ever on and on/ Down from the door where it began./ Now far ahead the Road has gone,/ And I must follow, if I can,/ Pursuing it with eager feet,/ Until it joins some larger way/ Where many paths and errands meet./ And whither then? I cannot say”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Another beautiful lunch break on another beautiful day.
Life is beautiful, lately. I’m capturing this feeling to have when life, as it always does, changes
After spending the day in Portland, I could have played it safe and began my three hour drive back to Connecticut before dark. But I chose to stayed for the sunset.
Solo road trip lesson: I may be traveling by myself, without a travel buddy, but I am not alone. I’m connecting with others: fellow travelers, hosts, strangers. Traveling solo is far from lonely.
Final thought of the day: Maine is beautiful.
I bought The World’s Most Delicious Handmade Caramels at a lovely cafe and patisserie. I stopped to appreciate the aptly named doors and the jovial newspaper Peter Pan hat, complete with a red feather.