On the Road

White Mountain Range, New Hampshire

October 21, 2021

Greetings, friends.  It has been five weeks since I have posted a blog, which calls for some sort of explanation.  Here in the States, I have been traveling from one coast to the other.  In September, we were able to meet good friends in Sonoma, California, where we explored the wine country for four days and enjoyed the beauty of Northern California.

Sutter Mill, California

Then we headed over to Nevada to see family who—due to Covid—we were well overdue in visiting.  We hiked in the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, savored the aroma of pinion pines, and laughed a lot together. 

After being home for a week, we packed up again and flew to Boston to visit our daughter.  When we helped her move a year ago, Covid was on a rampage, so we were not able to visit the city.  This time, we had the opportunity to explore and also took a side trip to catch the fiery autumn colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  In spite of being a bit uncertain about the safety of travel, we were careful, vaccinated, and masked, and extremely grateful to be able to reunite with family and friends and to see the natural wonders of our country.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Since returning, I’ve struggled with what to post.  Travel is so rich with inspiration, but this blog isn’t a travelogue; it’s a place for travelers, for pilgrims and sojourners on the way, seeking and sharing wisdom and insights and beauty and meaning, connecting with each other and with The Creator.  Travel, even for enjoyment, isn’t easy.  There are always slow-downs and detours and risk-taking.  There is always the unexpected, and there is also the return, the settling back into whatever is routine.  As in life, travel involves both receiving and letting go.

White Mountain Range, New Hampshire

I am in the “settling back into” mode and am not at the moment sure where the Spirit is leading me or what the Spirit is guiding me to share in this space to which I have invited you.  But I am here, and I am listening, and I will post again soon as we continue our exploration of and our journeys to our own true selves.   We are, each one of us, an essential pilgrim on the way. I am grateful for you. Blessings to you ~  Rosemary

On the road, Boston, MA

Author: rosemarymcmahan

Poet, writer, minister, wanderer, traveler on the way, Light-seeker ~ hoping others will join me on the journey of discovering who we are and were meant to be. You can reach me at 20rosepoet20@gmail.com or at my blog, Spirit-reflections.org.

2 thoughts on “On the Road”

  1. Glorious pictures! “Leaning” on a post at Pilgrim Road: says a lot! We can gently “lean” on one another for prayer and support.
    “We are pilgrims on a journey, fellow travellers on the road,
    we are here to help other walk the mile and bear the load”.
    #500, Common Praise, Anglican Church of Canada 🍁
    I once heard “a tourist looks at sights, a pilgrim looks at insights”.
    Welcome home, dear Rosemary. May we look for “insights” together. 🙏 Chris

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