Trading one dream for another
I’m lying on the king-sized bed in the back of my 1999 Roadtrek camper van as it cruises down the highway, a dog curled up on one side of me, a pile of duffel bags and backpacks on the other, and a husband in the pilot seat. If you folded a map of Kansas in half, I’d be at the point where the vertical fold meets the horizontal line of Interstate 70. My vessel travels eastward at 75 miles per hour.
East, toward home.
Up until a few days ago, my plan was to continue driving from Alaska to Mexico, heading south and west, through the red rock country of Utah and onward to the Grand Canyon, the Mojave desert, Joshua Tree, and south to Baja for the winter. Seth flew into Denver on Saturday to meet me, and we planned to explore the desert together for two weeks until he flew home.
Then everything changed on Monday with a single Zoom call.
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