Westward Ho! Day 13

Durango, CO (10:00 AM) to Lamar, CO (4:45PM). 351 miles.Spike
Notables:  Van Morrison’s Keep it Simple (thank you, Robert)
Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden novel Small Favor (read by James Marsters, for all you Buffy fans)

CoffeeMeeting my bloggy friend, Robert, was like coming home.  None of the emotional crap I wrestled last night took that away.  He was the thoughtful, mindful, funny, articulate man I knew from his blog and mine.  His voice sounded exactly as I imagined, his clear gaze looked and saw.

We sat at Durango Coffee Company for about an hour, shedding the distance of friends who only know each other through letters. We asked big questions and dove deep for the answers.  And we laughed.

Robert wanted me to have some Van Morrison for the rest of my trip (I love how music-people know when you need a piece of music).  We strolled down to the music store, still talking, but we were too early.  And I needed to be on my way.  So, we took a detour to his truck where he pulled out Keep it Simple from his CD player and handed it over.

IMG_0552I was so enthralled, I forgot to have a barista take our picture.  Crap.  Next time.  Because there will be a next time.

The rest of the day took me through the Colorado Rockies, through lots of little burgs, and into a scape that looked almost like home.  Rock still juts out of Eastern Colorado’s skin, but the grass and trees are turning Prairie.  Soon all that tectonic majesty will be behind me and the sea of fields will take over.

IMG_0562Tonight, I get to cook my Ramen noodles in a sweet, shabby-chic B&B.  Lace curtains, antique furniture, quilt on the bed, and a retro bathroom all just for me.  There’s a house cat on the porch.  What Traveling Girl could ask for more?

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robert@65
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 22:25:31

    “Boogie woogie child in the alley
    Drinking that wine, making time, talking all out of my mind
    Drinking wine in the days gone by, behind the ritual
    Behind the ritual, behind the ritual
    In the days gone by, drinking that wine
    Making time, drinking that wine way back in time
    Spin and turn and rhyme in the alley.”

    The words are sorta silly but the song is multi-layered and it grows, it gets more complex, more hypnotic, more entrancing as it flows. As did time with you today my friend.

    Yeah Sandy Anytime!


  2. Robert@65
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 22:26:56

    PS that BBC session is a killer and lasts an hour when you have the time or find you need something only Van can bring


  3. Catherine Cheng, MD
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 23:19:26

    May the rest of your travels in my home state be smooth and pleasant! 😊


  4. donnaanddiablo
    Apr 09, 2016 @ 15:17:12

    Sounds like you’re rolling along on a positive rhythm, Sandy. So happy for you!!


  5. David Kanigan
    Apr 10, 2016 @ 09:20:35

    Favorite tune with Ramen noodles, what else one ask for?


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