Travel Journals, 2006 & 2007
For ten years beginning in 2006, when mid-August arrived in SoCal, it was time to pack my little Scamp, my painting gear, and head out to explore ... until the first whisper of fall when I'd turn back to the west and find other roads, often banked by blazing fall colors, much of the way home. I am known to say ...'I may have been on every back road between home in SoCal and Wisconsin' ... while falling in love with back road meandering.
Once when a call got through, the question was, "Where are you?" I replied, "Near the southwest corner of Minnesota, somewhere below the North and South Dakota border, and not too far from northeastern Nebraska." This caller replied: "Oh, I get it. You are 'nowhere!'" Yes, Nowhere was exactly where I intended to be--for in these far away corners of our country there is much beauty and wonder to experience. On a few of these trips I kept a small travel journal filled with watercolors.
In 2006 I camped from Claremont to Taos, Kansas, Wisconsin, and home via Northern California.
2007, From home in Claremont, CA to Taos, NM, Lindsborg, Kansas, and back to California through Utah.