WYOMING….. here I come!!
I am delighted to announce that after the pandemic-caused hiatus I am fully vaccinated and ready to hit the road again! I am actually jumping back into the travel game sooner and in a bigger way than I had expected. A window of opportunity has opened which I plan to take full advantage of. One of my younger brothers moved to Wyoming in March last year. His wife and one of their adult kids followed soon after. I was planning to go visit them in June for my birthday, then move on to visit my two other brothers and some friends up north but I have landed a gig house-sitting for someone (feeding her cat, watering her houseplants and mowing her little bit of lawn) for a whole month, from May 20 to June 24. Soooooo… I am leaving Durham the day after the new tax deadline of May 17 and heading to Wyoming. While I will have obligations for that first month I will be able to day-trip and maybe even take an occasional overnight trip. Once my host gets home I will be free to wander around the western US again – visiting some places I missed and spending more time at places I enjoyed. This has all come about very quickly, and I have been very busy with work (I only work during tax season to get my gas and Airbnb money!) and helping several friends with trip planning for themselves. Who knows, I may even run into them once I get out and about.
It may take me a while to get back in the swing of things, and I may not post every day like I tried to do before, but I am really looking forward to sharing my experiences again.
The photo above is of my spiffy new license plate! It’s the same as my old one which I first requested in 1998 and had gotten so badly faded that you could barely read where I was from unless you were standing close to it. NC DOT, in their infinite wisdom, has passed a law that everyone must get a new plate every 6 years (free if you keep the same tag number). My registration renews in January so I was one of the first to get a new plate. I just read last week that there is an aluminum shortage so the state has already put their new plan on hold so I am happy I snagged mine when I did. Now, on to my regular greeting:
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