I almost can’t believe that we’re over 5 weeks and nearly 10,000 miles in to The CSA Cookbook Road Trip (by the time you read this, we will have hit that 10,000-mile mark on the Lost Coast of California).
When Will and I first set out on this adventure in May, we weren’t sure how we’d feel after all this time on the road… Would we miss our bed? Tire of driving? Yearn for a little routine in our schedule? But now that we’re in the final stretch with less than a week of travel left, we can honestly say that we’re a little sad to be coming home so soon.
Sure, we miss our house, our garden, and most especially our pugs and chickens, but we have absolutely loved being on the move, discovering this beautiful country, meeting the most inspiring people and reuniting with friends we haven’t seen in moons. This trip has truly opened our eyes to a few possibilities for the future, and I have a feeling our life path will be veering off in a new direction in the years to come. Where that path will lead, we’ve yet to figure out…
This week, we started down the west coast and finished the book tour with an event at Grass Roots Books and Music in Corvallis, Oregon. It was the sweetest end to a chapter I will never, ever forget, and I can’t thank Grass Roots enough (as well as the 13 other venues which so kindly hosted my book tour) for welcoming me into their tribe.
What else made my week this week?
1. Scoring a last-minute campsite in Olympic National Park, and oceanfront, no less. After taking in a stunning 9:30 pm sunset and 10:20 pm dusk on the bluffs at South Beach, I think I need to start spending all my summer solstice holidays up in these northern states!