Road Trip Day 12 & Simple Pleasure #47: Road Trips
You may want to start here with the Map of the road trip and Day 1.
My final day of the road trip. San Francisco gave me a proper farewell with a great surprise this morning. I went to my car only to find someone had broken in to it. I left one of the little side windows slightly open and somehow the person broke in. I wasn’t too fussed about it given I had all my important stuff with me in my cousins place until I realized the person took my tent!!! Super bummed but it was also quite perfect since I was in the frame of mind of letting go of attachment to things. Yes it was a brand new tent that my client have given me but it served it’s purpose for me. The thief took the tent, a sleeping bag, my sunblock and some loose change. I can only hope that he sleep better now that he has a roof over his head and a warm bed to sleep in. Anyhow… moving on…
I drove the oh so lovely hwy 5 home today… and 2,548.6 miles later I returned to beautiful sunny San Diego. I do love traveling but if you are going to come home to some where… San Diego is a good place to come home to. Now that I’m back I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. I’m super excited to get into a healthy way of eating again… I mean for real here… I’m going to start with eating my vegetables again with every meal, just stick to fish and eggs for protein, lost of healthy fats from nuts, oils, and avocado, no sugar, and no coffee! Yikes… did I just say that? Yep, I sure did. That’s right… no coffee and it’s even one of my simple pleasures. I’m going to stick with it for at least two weeks so I can give my system a chance to clean itself out. I’ve also decided that from now on when I travel I maintain a somewhat healthy way of eating… not that I was eating a ton of bad crap everyday but it was enough for me to say it was not the best way to eat.
We traveled 2,548.6 miles… wow. We drove the entire length of California… We saw small towns, new faces, beautiful beaches. We let go of worries, made new friends, saw old friends, took hundreds of photos. We ate a variety of delicious food, shared stories, camped in the rain, ran with the dogs in the forest, got spoiled in Santa Barbara, played like little kids on a play ground, grew as human beings, got inspired and fell in love with being alive. And so so much more and that is why road trips are one of life’s simple pleasures. Whether they are across thousands of miles or just to the next town… if go you with no attachment to an outcome, have an open mind and open heart, not only will you discover new things and places but you will also discover new things about yourself.
Cheers to traveling, cheers to health and cheers to LOVE.