Launch Date Announced

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UU Austin with map

Launching August 19th!

We are so excited to be headed back on the road and visiting with everyone again!  This next trip will cover four months and a travel route spanning from California to Massachusetts.

Exact visit dates with locations will be announced as we travel.

 

 

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Come June

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Come June, the lilies will be blooming, the summer birds will return, and I will be back in the RV headed to New England!

Visited States
UU Visited States

LGBT cake and a Corona, it’s my life!

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The best, moistest, most delicious LGBT cake with a cool Corona and lime.
The best, moistest, most delicious LGBT cake with a cool Corona and lime.

Rhonda and Alyssa

2014

South Lake Tahoe, California

Checking in!

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Okay, so I made it two months sans the blogging. Not very long, but long enough to separate myself from the daily feeling that I just had to check my email and blogs and Twitter every single day. What a great feeling!

The two months have not gone without my being busy though. I traveled to Nevada/California for my niece’s wedding to her beautiful partner Alyssa. I even took the Amtrak train round-trip from Indy to Reno and got to see some great views along the Colorado River, and the most beautiful sunrise over the mountains at one of my old hometown’s in Nevada.  Of course, there was flooding in Nebraska and that spoiled my transportation to GA (train took too long plus rerouting that made me miss my ride) but I wouldn’t have missed the wedding for the world!

Butterfly feeding on a late blooming lily at the edge of my woods.  (Note the poison ivy nearby!)
Butterfly feeding on a late blooming lily at the edge of my woods. (Note the poison ivy nearby!)

Family things happened, some good like above, but some not so good and I had to make a trip to Northeast Ohio for a funeral.  But, as life is, that same week I went to an ultrasound for an expected grandbaby in November.

Got to spend a few nights at an Alpaca Farm, really!  A Bed & Breakfast with three dogs that adopted us, one at all times and the other two mainly when breakfast arrived each morning. 😉

Spent lots and lots of hours playing in my gardens with flowers literally everywhere and may apples and pawpaws growing.  Deer in the yard everyday, squirrels and a full moon spotting of a beautiful red fox in the driveway.  Summer has been good.

So now I settle a bit because I have a new part-time job teaching English for the school year.  I’m taking graduate courses and of course I’m still volunteering with the Master Gardeners, and I’m working to start a local UU group in my nearest town.

The only way to live is moving forward!

Social Media Sabbatical

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I’m jumping into my bucket list full force. The first step is shutting down my online presence, at least for a while, and going off-line and off-grid.

I let go of Facebook a while back. That was a blessing and a wonderful deletion from my life and my sub-conscious. But now I find it’s time to cut out the middle-man (WordPress and Twitter) and remove myself from this out-there-for-the-world kind of life.

I’m sure I’ll be back someday, I say as a smirk engages my face. I’ll miss my ramblings and I’m sure I will truly have a bounty of photography to share when the time comes around to return.

So off to travel and visit my UU friends, off to plan my year in Alaska, and off to my garden …

Miss ya’ll!

Dusty

traveling tUUsome / permie love / Dusty’s Musings

MidAmerica photo blog

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Traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, for the first MidAmerica Regional Assembly!

Call me Ms. Delegate

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Just found out that I get to attend Regional Assembly as a delegate!  Okay, so it was kind of by default, but I’m still honored!  Apparently, MidAmerica Regional Assembly has 11 delegate seats open for the CLF (Church of the Larger Fellowship) and 11 or fewer CLF members attending so I’m a shoe-in.

Hunger for Justice 2014 Logo

Seriously though, this will be a wonderful opportunity for me to attend a regional UU business meeting.  While I have many years of non-profit management under my belt, I don’t have them in the field of ministry.  I’m truly looking forward to the experience.

Don’t think I’ll be so lucky for General Assembly in Providence, but I will be there with my eyes and heart wide open!  😀