OMGosh … sometimes you gotta just love a hotel room!!
Today was a bit more on the uneventful side … but for me, it has still been heaven.
After sleeping in, I did what I didn’t do all week. I worked! ha!!
And for those that know me (which should be all of 8 of you LOL) … I loved it!
BUT … in other news. The Olympics started today, folks! That’s exciting. Or maybe it’s not because I have only seen it on one TV in the, you know, 5 bars I’ve been to tonight. 😆🍷
Oh but actually – maybe I have something exciting to mention! It’s a little “FutureCasting” as they say.
… I met Chuck and Cheryl over dinner, who I think is going to introduce me to husband #3.
Just kidding!! No more marriages! 😬 Sorry for the almost heart attack Mom and Dad!
But … white water rafting with beers and a bunch of friends that I don’t know yet, sounds totally up my alley!
And now .. back to reality …
A few photos from today. Won’t surprise any of my fans I’m sure. LOL
Tomorrow might be much like today, except – except – except – I’m turning into an Uber and picking up a friend at the airport and then driving West to have a few laughs, drinks, and I suspect some more drinks, and then apparently some golf.
Today was a day of travel. Like, 12 hours of driving. I don’t know how I am still standing right now but I feel like my fans are counting on me to catch up on my blog, so here I am! LOL
My friend Courtney asked “So, do you have a big following?”, and I’m like “No … like 4.”
But actually, I know FF is following me. Maybe my Dad and Sister read it. Totally not sure on that one but I sure hope so. I think Rick and Barb are following it, and I know Anjali is taking a read. Thank you, Anjali.
But I write for me. ✍️ It’s something I love doing and I really hope I’ll do more of it in the future.
But for my all of 8 followers .. here is a recap of my Day 7 😆🚙
Leaving South Dakota and enroute to Montana!
Not too much to report on from today but when it ends with a restaurant bar, a glass of wine, and a blog post. I’m a happy girl. 😆😆
Oh — but do ask about how my hotel debacle turned into a HUGE gift, next time we chat.
Today was extra special because I got up … and then went back to sleep. LOL
Easy to do in the super comfortable bed I got to enjoy and my heart full with joy from the days before.
But I did finally get up and make it out for a run / walk (and just because I’m honest to a fault, it was really a walk / run .. not even a run / walk… but that’s OK … 3.5 miles is 3.5 miles and getting out for anything should be celebrated :-).
For some these pictures might not depict much, but I guess it’s from my days growing up on a farm because I LOVE dirt roads and stitched-together fences – just like these ones I found on my hike today. Notice how I upgraded it to a hike now. Pretty slick, huh. 🙂
I needed a new picture for my match.com profile so I snapped this one post workout. To show the sporty side of me 😊 Maybe I’ll add the picture of my golf clubs at the driving range as well! ha ha
When I texted a friend and mentioned what I was doing, she asked, how was the driving range? … followed by, you golf?
To the first question …
.. The first few balls were spectacular .. and then, well, I’ll blame it on the heat.
As to the second question …
… I’m always grateful for my first husband 😆 for teaching me how to golf (actually, it was his best friend Scott that taught me, but Mike inspired me so I give him all the credit!). This year I’ve been fortunate enough to dust off the 25 year old clubs and hit the links with my friend Tannis and her main squeeze Z. If anyone wants to meet me at the driving range once I hit Alberta, let me know! ⛳️
After all of that work, I had to relax and enjoy the view. ☕️ Thanks again to Beth and Keith for the amazing gift of a b.yond comfortable bed and beautiful view!
and then …
Dinner .. with a few of my favo(u)rite things … and a new project we are kicking off in our July issue of Disruption magazine!
Other notable highlights …
It was wonderful to chat with one of my long time besties today, Moselle. Yesterday I got to catch up with Jules on my drive, who has been there with me through some of the toughest times. Thanks for the travel tips and always being there for me, ladies!
And from 20 year old friendships to brand new ones … My friend Dylan cracks me up and I’m living vicariously through him right now. He is the master Match.com-er … so I guess I should ask him to approve my photo.
And of course, I had a great chat with Mom and Dad. It’s going to be fun to visit some of the places that they traveled through when they road-tripped across the U.S years ago. And I love how they crack me up every time I call. They are a little comedy act sometimes, even though they don’t realize it!
Well, off to bed because it’s a long drive tomorrow … but I am SO excited to be headed to see our old running pal, Mike, tomorrow in SD. I’m excited for a home cooked meal after my 10-hour drive. Plus wine. Always + wine, people. 🍷 You know that about me, right?
What a treat that is going to be!
And .. as for #SoloRoadTrip Day 3 …. That’s a wrap!
Some might say the 80 East from Nevada to Utah is a little boring, but I beg to differ. Especially when it’s your first time driving it.
7.5 hours of drive time but the mountain ranges on both sides gave me a pretty sight to look at the entire way …. and the long, straight highway kept my focus on my future. I loved it!
It’s a huge treat to stay at a friend’s place while I am in Utah! It’s just a bummer that I missed them by 7.5 hours. 🙂
P.S. It almost took me as long from the gate to the house, Beth, as it did from Reno to Park City! LOL But the view is definitely worth it. With huge gratitude!!
And now for the best part ….
And now I’m holding myself accountable to a promise I made … which is to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to videos. I have to post at least one per day. This one makes the cut, for obvious reasons. 😍😍
As you’ll hear from the video and see from the picture, my journey has started out in the best way possible … a run with friends!
I have been running with this crew consistently for the last five years and they are my lifeline! Our 0545 (turned 0630) morning runs on M/W/F each week have kept me sane and something I look forward to. Our #NeverMissAMonday has gotten me out of bed in the pitch dark of winter and the bright light of summer. Grateful to my friends for joining me this morning before I set off! Thanks Jane, Debbie, Derek and Don! With special mention to their furry friends Leo, Cota and Emmie!
Friday afternoon traffic on the 80 East probably wasn’t the best idea, but once I was out of the city I started to relax and just let the road lead me where I was about to go.
I started the trip off with a few founders — it is always so much fun to connect with ambitious people looking to change the world! And then I got re-acquainted with Sirius Radio — it was one of the things I cut off when Covid hit because I wasn’t driving anywhere! I got in one podcast Lewis Howes – The Millionaire Habits That Changed My Life – Episode 1135. I’ll add some of the highlights from here tomorrow!
And as I pulled into my first destination, I turned on some music that I love … these likely aren’t on your play list but they are on mine 🙂
Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood (I got to see him in concert a few years back – was the best 2nd date that never went anywhere, that I’ve ever had 🙂
Rachel Platten – Fight Song (oh how many times I sing this one out loud!)
LOCASH – I Love this Life!! (If this doesn’t make you get up and want to dance, well then, you probably don’t like country music 🙂
Ashley McBryde – Girl Goin’ Nowhere (Damn, I want to find out where I can see her live – she’s so real and awesome – love her music .. And this song … I’m sorry, but ladies, .. c’mon .. who doesn’t relate to this??!?)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (GreeceBaby is calling us again Mona, Karen and Mahlet!)
Dean Brody – Time (Everyone go and kiss and hug your loved ones, please)
John Mayer – In the Blood (Always think of my friend Bruce when this song comes on)
Looking for Audible recommendations; Podcasts, and yes, I’d love to hear what music makes you want to get up and dance!
Grateful for …. my parents and sister for being my co-pilots and check in points along my journey | my team for keeping the train running smoothly while I am away | 30 degree sunshine! | my car! I love driving it and she’s keeping me safe on my travels | friends letting me couch surf and break up my travels.
Not many places to stop and take photos of the breathtaking views as you’re heading towards Tahoe, but just like my Dad says about lotto tickets … all you need is one.
Before you get any crazy ideas, no, I’m not moving back to Canada. BUT, I am taking a #SoloRoadTrip from San Francisco to Edmonton!
Some people have asked me why I’m driving. Some have seemed confused as to why I’d do it alone. Most have expressed extreme enthusiasm and support and have asked me to share the journey.
So I’m dusting off my old blog, BeingSuperWoman, that I started years back and at a completely different time in my life …. but it has served me well over the years as a place to channel my inner creativity and occasionally, okay frequently, share snippets of my life and ponder (my) life’s bigger questions. I’ve left it unattended for a long time so I’m excited to dive back in!
Here is a my first video post!
Like, I think my first video post —ever (aside from the bucket challenge I did years back, but I didn’t video myself so I don’t think that counts). Hence, this is most likely, the first ever video I have ever self published 😆
Final Thoughts …
I HAVE to include Paul Brandt’s Alberta Bound — it just has to be played to get this road trip started!