Big Love Home Town
Trip Start Aug 19, 2006
55Trip End Oct 30, 2006
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Mostly up, some down. The End.
I am in love with southern Utah... it is gorgeous, it is temperate, it is visually interesting all year round from what I hear, and the residents seem to be pretty nice folks. I was warned that not much gets done expeditiously around there, so that might be an issue ;-)
By the time we got to SLC, I was pretty sick. We overnighted at a Flying J in Nephi, on I-15, and I really wanted to make the rest of the trip in the trailer, in bed. I just knew that if it was terribly bumpy and worse than being in the truck, the moment I was ready to heave, my cell phone wouldn't work and I'd be stuck back there with Chris thinking I was sound asleep.
We did three interviews in SLC and I don't remember much of them. Outside of SLC, on our way to Jackson, I was on the phone with my mom and I was just telling her about some of the interviews we'd done. After about twenty minutes, she says to me, "hey - how are you feeling?" I was feeling better, but didn't have high hopes I was on the backside of it yet. "Better, why?" I asked. She says, "cuz I feel like crap right now!"
The catalyst led to an epiphany.
I feel like I'm a compact flash card that's full and needs to be downloaded. I have absorbed all these stories of pain, loss, anger, depression, frustration, fear, insecurity and uncertainty, and Paul Berry's interview took up the last megabytes on my emotional internal hard drive. So I did what any hard drive does when you attempt to add more to it than it has space available - I shut down and started giving error messages.
Talking to my mom, I was downloading some of it to her and she started feeling bad. So, I have to find a way to filter or let these stories pass through me, because I am all filled up with some pretty heavy stuff. MaryAnne suggested rose quartz, and my acupuncturist once told me that touching wood was a great way to ground one's self in a situation like this, so I will give those a try.
Backpacker's Pantry Beef Stroganoff
6 out of 10
Very disappointing offering from BP ;-( Too much caraway seed taste for my liking, the meat was kind of kibble-ish, and the noodles were eh... Definitely not worth repeating!
Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
9 out of 10
Exactly what it says it is. Noodles are small but overall, the meal is very tasty. Kinda like Chef Boyardee, if you remember that stuff.
Things we LOVE
Epiphanies of any kind.
Things we HATE
Being sick while not at home.