After 14,820 miles I am back to my starting point, Kansas City; not a single flat tire, no near misses and no missing limbs from bear attacks. What an amazing journey has been. I could have never imagined that this trip would mean so much to me; the healing is complete. I have a good understanding of how I am going to relate to my dear Sue for the rest of my life. I have this strong feeling that she is with me at all times and that brings me incredible peace and confidence.
It has not been hard to be back home. Camping inside my own empty house has been proof that I am already on my next journey and that I am in peace with last year’s events. Going back to the office to see all the great people I left behind was very rewarding as I am still very much missed and respected. But I have no doubt my new life will take me far away from the Midwest.
I am working hard on getting the first draft of my book done and I feel that the story of my life with Sue and the amazing trip I just lived are well worth telling. Hopefully I will be able to catch the attention of a good publisher or agent and who knows what that will bring.
I have had more than five thousand visitors to my blog; the most visited was “Cabin fever in the badlands” with 171 visitors. It made a big difference to know that I had so many people following my journey, it helped to never really feel alone.
My trip is over, but my journey continues. I will be going to Spain in October and moving to Hawaii for a while in November. I am happy to say that “life is really good” and that I am on my way to live an extraordinary life as I promised to my loved Sue.
I will continue this blog indefinitely, so stay tuned.
Here is some of my creations from the islands of Denman and Hornby in British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy, tell me what you think.