I have just returned home from a trip to Las Vegas where I had the great pleasure of being a guest of Steve and Barbara Rother and their Virtual Light Broadcast. You can check it out in the link below.
As usual, I drove, and it was – as always – very enlightening to go across the land, talk with people, and see what is happening in other corners of our country! Of course, old-time wisdom says that travel is not advised during Mercury Retrograde. I have to say there might be something to that old advice because I ran into numerous challenges. I discovered I had poison ivy my first night on the road. I ended up scrambling around in Rolla, MO. trying to find a soap scrub that would eliminate the ivy oils. I got to New Mexico where it was freezing and they were having a snowstorm…only to discover I had forgotten my coat. By the time I reached Gallup NM, the poison ivy was spreading wildly and I ended up online at http://www.DoctorOnDemand.com in the middle of the night to get a prescription that would reduce my misery, only to discover all of their pharmacies close at 10PM. I reached Las Vegas, which was HUGE compared to the last time I was there, and my interview and broadcast went well, but I had to scurry to a laundromat as soon as it was over to wash clothes in an effort to remove any poison ivy oils.
From there I went on to Santa Barbara CA where I stayed with a friend and had several important and interesting meetings. I also discovered that everyone in California is talking about leaving the U.S. and breaking away to form their own country! It made me sad to realize that from their point of view, they are finished with Washington DC and our union.
When it was time to come home, I had to contend with flooding and water everywhere. At my daughter’s home in Columbia, MO, the ground was so saturated that water was seeping up through cracks in the sidewalk and pavement! I was afraid I might have to stay west of the Mississippi for a few weeks, but by going north a little bit, I was able to cross! By the time I arrived home, I felt like I had been gone for months, not weeks. I slept for 11 1/2 hours. It was a good trip, Mercury Retrograde notwithstanding!