One Month from today my journey begins

30 days from today I’ll go to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and board a plane to Baltimore Maryland. From there I will board an Amtrak train to D.C. And then on to Harpers Ferry where my AT journey will begin.
I’m still in California at the time of this post, my daughter and her fiancé are on a plane from Frankfurt Germany as they wind up their “Birthdays Trip”! I’ve
had such a great time here with my grandson Cody. He’s an amazing young man and he’s growing up way to fast.
My journey on the AT truly started I suppose, when we lived for a short year on a 1,000 acre ranch in NE Oklahoma, New Life Ranch. We moved there the last day of my 6th grade year, I was 12. The Ranch was the perfect place for me and my brothers. Flint Creek flowed through it and a deep pool of it was just steps from our front door.
The ranch was and still is a Christian summer camp. Ironically I have a nephew and niece who attend the camp each summer and this year Cody may also get to attend. Circle of life indeed! The ranch was a perfect place for me because of the creek, the hills and woods and of course, the horses! There were 21 wonderful horses there that needed riding a lot during the “off months” and my brothers and I were only too happy to oblige! This was where I truly fell in love with the Outdoors! I would then and still today, rather be in the woods than any other place I know. I don the know what my journey on the AT will turn out to be and how it will affect my life, but I have a suspicion that it will have a wonderful and profound affect. So thank you God for New Life Ranch and getting me started on my Journey! Happy Trails!

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