Leaving always feels so good. I mean no disrespect towards our last two days. They were wonderful and restful, and as a result we are starting our trip anew, with clean dishes, clothes and bodies. But there is a glorious feeling of heading out, leaving town, hitting the road, ready for what await us around the bend. It’s utterly exhilarating. Right now we are high in the mountains outside of Breckenridge, at almost 11,000 ft. high where the rivers divide and head to their respected oceans. While in our bubble in Breckenridge, I lost touch with what I love most about being on the road, which is being one with myself and the world. While Breckenridge is a lovely resort town, it lacks the little and big things that make a town a town. About 80% of their residents own two homes, and as Noel so eloquently stated “It’s run by hippies for yuppies”. I don’t think there is a local school, and a book store was not to be found, although we were able to find plenty high scale out-door stores that could outfit your outdoor experience in style. Ultimately we did not meet one person in two days that we could post about, which doesn’t mean they were not there….it’s just that staying indoors tends to breed isolation. I was back into T.V. world (watching way too many cooking shows), checking my emails and losing touch with the outside. As we gazed upon Breckenridge’s footprint on the land, we talked about how thankful we are for the earlier conservationist who knew it was important to leave some land unspoiled by humans. During our quick hiatus I became dehydrated and needed an afternoon to heel. I forgot to drink water. I was subdued in our four walls and stopped paying attention. So I am excited to head out, connect back with my body and the earth, to give myself to the power of our surroundings because I’m living within the elements 24/7. I welcome that feeling.
So, so true, this post and it means you are a true traveler. Leave the known behind. The showers and washing machines and restaurants and get down and dirty. Love it!
Hope your getting dirty still in Maine!
Oh yeah. In Aspen they say the billionaires are pushing out the millionaires. Seek out those quaint towns that still have some character.
Found a place… Ouray, CO. Love it here, looking into school psych openings. I told them that if they hire me they have to hire my partner too.