We have arrived safely, if not soundly on the West Coast and I can not be happier. I have been dealing with severe car sickness which has been no fun for either myself or my husband. I have always been prone to it and sometimes it hits me like a ton of bricks and others I am just mildly agitated. The same severity hit me as a kid when we drove to the Grand Canyon from California and I mentally made a note not to travel long distances by car ever again, granted I did wait over 30 years before I attempted the long distance driving and the trip to the East Coast was not as bad, but this trip, oh dear. Did I have all the usual remedies? Indeed. I even had four different types of ginger carriers (gum, hard candy, ale and chews), sea bands, breathing, techniques, you name it. I am just one of those lucky ones that is predisposed to it. Suffice to say that I should not be your first choice to take on your road trip, I would not be a good Thelma to your Louise. Speaking of, I mentioned to my husband after what seemed like 72 hours straight in the car that he was no fun to travel with, which he replied, “We are not traveling, we are moving”. Whatever.
I feel a bit detached with not having constant internet access for over a week. I suppose this is what it must feel like to go through withdrawals, cold sweats and the feeling that you want to crawl out of your skin. It’s not very zen of me but I seriously do not think I can survive prolonged periods of time without an internet fix. I tried to stay connected via that magical device called the Iphone but when we were at our hotels internet was spotty and in Montana it was out completely. What did I do? Did I start a deep conversation with my husband or read a book? Nope, I fell asleep. It was the only sane thing to do.
We are looking this week for a place to call home and in turn to set-up high speed internet. This week is also the National Stationery Show and I have been following many of the attendee’s via Instagram and I am duly envious, it looks like a great time has been had by all. I shall return tomorrow for more extended blathering.
P.S. Thank you all for the well wishes on the move, I have truly appreciated them.
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to the country with her handsome husband and two pups and will be re-locating back to the city in the very near future.