We both woke up at 6:30 this morning and decided to start our leisurely pack-up for the trip to Yemassee, SC. It seemed easier today; I guess that it will continue to get easier as we get a handle on the best way to prepare for the drive. Dave does the outside while I secure the inside. We’re a team. Speaking of Dave, he sure looks the part of ‘Captain Dave’, a nickname that a few neighbors bestowed on him when he piloted boats for Disney. Check out his beard! It’s filling in nicely. It seemed wise to take a picture, just in case he succumbs to the impulse to shave it all off one morning and I am stuck with just a memory instead of a visual!
As we did our walk-around, I noticed a turtle right in our exit path. I’ve seen people pick up turtles
but I’m a bit squeamish. I encouraged him gently with my foot but he just retreated into his shell. So, I pulled up my big girl panties and grasped him just behind his front legs. Dang if he didn’t stick his head back out and try to scoot away. Geeze! After a few tries, I was able to carry him over to the lake bank, where he immediately scurried to the safety of the water. My big adventure for the day.
The dogs have taken their respective travel places – Snick on Dave’s lap as the co-pilot and navigator Pooh Bear is asleep on the job in the front window with her stuffed animals. And me, I’m typing my way up Interstate 95. Have air card will travel! We’re happy campers! Well, if you want to call this camping. I guess we’re just high class trailer trash, eh?
I usually start my day out with prayer and meditation, but the quiet time waited today until we got on the road. I read a nice meditation book and did some journaling. Looking forward to a nice bike ride this afternoon.
As I reflect on my life, I can see so much to be grateful for. I have many blessings in my life. I love the quote by Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I find very little wrong with my life, because I have such value for what God has given me.