Loving my journey around the world. Memories of driving through Colorado and Arizona still are at the tip of my thoughts. Sleeping in my van out in the forests, how pleasant. Clear and bright, you could see for many miles. Out there all alone on a road in the mountains, out of any views of any civilization, evoking a sense of mystery and wonder as I imagined myself as the only human within miles of the area, a nice feeling. In fact, while on this trip I am keeping my eyes open for a new area to live. Tired of where I am living now near Philadelphia, and, I’ve done San Diego, so not here. I’ve heard good things about living in New Zealand, could I end up there? Right now what appeals to me are in the mountains or woods somewhere, away from people. Not that I don’t like to be with you, my mind just likes the away-ness that the mountains provide. I plan on living off the grid, with solar and a water collection system, totally self-contained.
Yesterday was Mary Ellen’s birthday. I called to wish her a good birthday, we actually had a nice conversation. It was like the old days when we were good together. I must say, I was quite full of anger after she broke up the family. In fact, I said right to her face, “You’re evil.” In the last couple of years she did do and say some very mean things. It was just hard to believe that we broke up after 23 years of marriage, yet, I see how that can be. Most friends I have contacted and/or met with here have been married two or more times. Yet, the couple who lives two houses down from me where I grew up and I went to visit, has been married at least 50 years? so I know it can work. Yet, their two kids have been married two and three times.
The other day, with my friend, Chris, we made salsa. I made enough to give out to friends of mine, I recieved rave reviews (now, someone tell me, what is a “rave”) Planning to make more tonight, should be fun. Seems that I developed a good thing with the salsa.
Enjoying having meals out with friends. The other night I was out with two lovely ladies for Mexican food. We had a nice talk as we talked about old times. The last time I was living in San Diego they were my neighbors. Now one is living away from SD, just came down to see me, the other lives in the same place. I was surprised at myself, I was attracted to the blonde and was stroking her leg under the table. She took my hand and we held hands for a time. And, I have been feeling like I could not attract any women these days, I guess that’s not true, was a nice feeling to hold hands. Yes, there is hope for future romance.
Yesterday for lunch my friend Tom invited me to ride bikes over to Ocean Beach to have a meal and talk. So, waiting out front with my bike, Tom shows up driving a tandem. I quickly put my bike away and jumped on the back seat and away we pedaled. The restaurant was over-looking the beach and we had a good view, how superb. The shrimp taco was the best I have ever had. Tom is a fireman in Coronado, he rides his bike 20 miles each way to get there, impressive. Tom thanked me for getting him into biking back when we were in high school. I used to race and I kept my bike in top shape by constantly cleaning it and working on it. Tom and I rode with another friend up to Pine Valley, quite a ride back then.
As far as eating my delicious shrimp taco, we all do it, usually we just scarf down food and don’t really enjoy it. With the taco I ate slowly and enjoyed every bite, much. If you take the time to really enjoy your meal it will add to your life. Rather then just eat to eat, make it an enjoyable time, you must retrain your brain to think differently about food. In fact, I just finished my daily salad, savoring every bite. Some years back I started eating a salad daily at 4m, a good habit to get into (now, do they have salad in Australia–come on now, just kitting around) I started this habit about the time I gave up drinking any and all soda. My eating habits are changing more lately, getting away from meat, dairy and prepared foods. Kind of fun to live a new life with new eating.
In the last few days I went to the elementary, Jr. High and High School that I attended. I promoted my school assembly program. That is something I would very much like to get back to, speaking and motivating people. I am trying to set up to go to those schools the first week after I return, I’ll let you know..
I just read what I wrote, seems kind of rambling. I will write soon, perhaps from the plane while flying over the Pacific. Next time the words will be more precise and descriptive.
I care about you>>>>Kit