Monday, May 21, 2012
Please pardon my absence!
I'm happy to be back in the blog-o-sphere after a busy non-writing week.
What started last year as an idea, materialized gradually and came to fruition this month, as I moved myself and my barnyard (four horses, two dogs, one cat) to Iowa.
It was exciting, stressful, and successful.
Before last week, my longest haul was a one-day, 12-hour gig to Connecticut and back with two horses. This trip was twice the journey with twice the horses and it required lots of advanced organization, fingernail-biting, coffee, and toll money.
I will be back to Maine plenty (starting with two long visits next month and two more before September).
It was quite a process as I first contemplated the dreaded Empty Nest (left by my three growing sons) and then worked with friends and family to make things happen.
Just now, I’m sitting on my new back porch, contemplating the long physical and mental journey.
The horses are grazing lazily. Dogs are at my feet. And the indoor cat is busy monitoring the sparrow nest just outside the window.
Though I love my native state dearly, I also love exploring, discovering, and challenging myself. So do lots of Mainers.
You can read about Mara’s cross country travels by clicking here.
Read about Kim’s adventures here.
Read about Sue's vet work in Afghanistan, click here.
To celebrate Mainers travels and time away, NickerNews will debut a new menu category called MAINERS AWAY! next week.
Stay tuned for these journey journals.
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Stay tuned for more on the planning, preparation, and implementation of this Mainer’s cross country challenge.