I've gotten most of my camping gear together and will be ready to leave early tomorrow morning. I told my son I won't know where I'm going until I pull out of the driveway. I'll take my computer and MiFi just in case I get a connection, but they are usually difficult to find in the mountains and away from cities. I don't know how long I'll be gone - up to a week, maybe?
It's driving me crazy not having Lady to talk to. I always made sure I had her food and treats ready by the door so she would know she would be involved in the trip too. I don't think she ever had any separation anxiety, but I always made sure I told her where I was going if she didn't accompany me, and that I would be back. She never seemed to worry as long as I told her something. Of course I am sure she understood every word!
Ara is in Italy now, visiting my brother and s-i-l who bought a villa in Tuscany. Their home base is Florida and they know when to get out of Dodge - all summer. I wouldn't mind spending the summer in the hills of Tuscany either. I think she is still planning to travel in Spain and the Netherlands.
I just looked more closely at the Forest Service site for the campground I have in mind and under the alerts is one for mountain lion sightings nearby. I'm not afraid of black bears, and I think all grizzlies are gone from CA, but mountain lions could cause me some concern. I won't be hiking at dawn or dusk, or with small children, riding a bike alone, and all the other no-no's, so I guess I'm relatively safe. I can't say how much I'm looking forward to this trip, especially after my last one was cut short.
Lastly, I want to say that I don't understand how a formerly well organized person could become so disorganized and sluggish. I didn't even bother with much of a list this time, and the abbreviated one I made has been misplaced so I'm just forgetting about it. Is there anything I would be unable to do without? I have my coffee making stuff together - I might be bothered if I forgot that.
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