Recently my little dog and I took a trip ‘home’. It was about a thousand miles north and a week later another thousand miles back home. Attached is a photo of her sitting in her stroller at the entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. I have long wanted to stop there and this trip decided there was no one to stop me. No whiny kids or complaining husband or pressing timelines. Just me and my little dog and all the time needed for this ‘bucket list item’.
The trip to the Horse Park was a success and we both enjoyed it. The rest of the trip was a mixed bag.
I held two book signings for “Whispers”. One was successful and one not so much. I also took time to visit people I knew and old haunts I recalled. One thing I did learn, among many things, is you cannot always go back home again. And even if you can, it does not necessarily mean you should. So at the end of the week, I had one tired puppy and a notebook full of thoughts and reflections to sort through.
I would not have traded this road trip and have no regrets. But I have come to realize sometimes we can outgrow people and places we never thought possible.