Category Archive: September Retreat

Day 14: I-25 NM Decisions & Conclusions

September 29, 2016 By this time, I knew I’d obtained an overwhelming amount of positive new experiences, befriended a vast variety of new people, and achieved a greater sense of intuition than I could… Continue reading

Day 11: Truth or Consequences, Hillsboro, Kingston, Silver City

September 26, 2016 I did make it a point to stop in all of these places. Secretly, or maybe not so secretly, I had been scheming to relocate to Truth or Consequences or… Continue reading

Day 10: Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid is a place where it is common for someone to wave you over from thirty yards away because they recognize your outline as if they’ve known you for years– perhaps lifetimes– and… Continue reading

Day 9: Leaving Durango to Albuquerque

September 25th, 2016 I told my host I would wake up at 6am, so Gregg was up at 6am starting a fire to spark my departure to Albuquerque. I hadn’t given myself the… Continue reading

Day 8: Durango- Silverton Train

September 24, 2016 I was a little disappointed when I realized, at midnight, that the Durango- Silverton train left at 8:00am that morning. This meant I’d carried in my suitcase and had become… Continue reading

Day 7: Scenic Route to Durango

I would have had a hard time leaving Palisade if my journey hadn’t already been prolonged enough. I found myself leaving Poppy’s palace a little late, anyhow. I was sad to leave the new… Continue reading

Day 6: Solo biking, solo wine tasting, and multi-collaborative open mic

I instantly found that downtown Palisade is easily the friendliest place on Earth. I took my time speaking with all the store owners who were full of inspiration and compliments. My wine tastings… Continue reading

Day 4~ Palisade/ Downtown Grand Junction

My host, Poppy, prepared a breakfast of Palisade peaches, coffee, and homemade muffins. I thoroughly enjoyed every portion of this meal along with the scenic view of the vineyard and the Mesa. I… Continue reading

Day 2 ~ Morrison/ Kittredge/ Golden

On my second full day of solo exploration, I went for another bike ride along Bear Creek in Morrison. It was a vast, hilly desert– strenuous to propel upwards, but as I absorbed… Continue reading

Pre-Journey Revelations

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods.” -Lord BryonI have no fear• I have only love ~Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy”“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path… Continue reading