You should all get a special badge after the great comments you left on my last post – you all gave me such a boost.
With your words to back me up, I then gave myself a cosmic kick in the backside, and things are looking better now. As River Poet said in her comment, “Things will start looking up soon. The pendulum never swings to just one side.”
So we’re kicking the K out of FUNK here, getting the hell out of Dodge, and are off to have some fun tomorrow…
The kids don’t know yet what we’re doing (the surprise will be worth it, and they’re so excited that there’s a surprise), they only know that it’s something they’re going to love.
I’m taking them on a scenic train ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad, that departs from a town about two hours north of here. We’ve all really wanted to take this trip for a while now (it’s a four hour train trip), and it will be their first time on a real train.
The scenery, through what’s called Arizona’s ‘Other’ Grand Canyon, will be spectacular (check out the photo gallery on the site), and that has my heart racing. I’m hoping for some fall color, too, since we won’t be seeing much of that around here.
The glass of champagne to start the trip won’t exactly bother me, either (wait, the kids are underage – do I get theirs?).
So that’s where you’ll find me tomorrow, getting a huge attitude adjustment. I was well on my way to it already, but this makes me happier than just about anything could right now.
An adventure, a road trip, some beautiful country, and the company of two great kids.
It’s safe to say that I’m not shaking my fist at the universe anymore.
Thank you again for all of the kind and supportive words on my last post. They helped, every one of them.
Photos to come, and I’ll announce the winner of the Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card.