Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bead travels

Well we've not traveled too much so far, but we have practiced taking the airstream out and we have plans this year to go to Santa Cruz and maybe Newport Beach and definitely to Tucson, and perhaps Milwaukee.

You might notice the license plate says MADSGNS.  I'm hoping to create a life of travel and beads.  I often do my best design work while relaxing somewhere for a few days, so once we get the hang of it, I'm sure there will be lots of bead related travel.

I definitely want to spend some serious time in the Pacific Northwest, and see parts of this country I've not yet seen.  I'd love to do a New England fall foliage tour in 2015 and I think there may be a driveway there I can utilize.

I need to sort out some bead storage strategies and I need to get a tad more comfortable with the whole towing thing.  I recently met a women in Alaska who tows a fifth wheel by herself from Arkansas to Alaska every year so there's hope for me.

Also in Alaska, while taking in the amazing beauty of Tracy Arms Fjord, I heard the naturalist who was speaking repeat the quote 'Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone' and it really resonated with me.  I'm excited as we contemplate how life will be changing for us.  

Maya is excited as well because it means she gets to come with us!  She absolutely loves car travel and is right at home in the airstream.


Sally Anderson said...

Sounds like you'll have some fun trips. I'm happy for you. And can't wait to read all about them!

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Sounds like fun! I hope you'll come visit us - the driveway may not be big enough, but you can safely (and legally) park on the street for a couple of days.

Marcia DeCoster said...

so funny you should say this Cynthia as we are planning a northern California trip and we talked about visiting with you on our way home!

Terri said...

Looks like so much fun! Enjoy! We recently bought an RV also. Looking forward to getting out in it. Maybe our paths will cross.....

The bad Liz said...

Ahhh, you can plan trips for most of the winter. That's so cool. Our last voyage will be the first weekend in October. Have a blast.

The storage for beads is always a challenge. Maybe you need a Mary Poppins bag.