Bluff, Utah

Hey there,

Constantly pleasantly surprised on how cool and how much beauty America is.  I don’t know why I feel that way, it is no surprise really, just maybe take it for granted when you are not in it.  Living my life, working and loving my loved ones, taking care of the laundry and the dishes, wondering what to cook for dinner or splurge and go out.

Here, I sit on the doorstep of Hairy (my chateau) with no music and Sofie laying beside me thinking, wow, I saw 17 Rooms Ruin in Bluff, Utah (link) (A well-preserved Anasazi Pueblo ruin tucked beneath a desert cliff.) While I left Sofie off leash, she was running up and down the area, just loving it and I was climbing on my hands and knees and sometime my butt on the way down.  But when I was up there, I thought how people lived here, they raised families here, they loved here, the views were amazing to say the least, there is a river not far from the ruin, just simple life, no first world problems of not being able to upload my pictures for my journal, no wondering if I can buy Ziploc bags in the snack size in Bluff or will I have to wait until I am Durango, CO…

After pondering life and what values we put on things, I decided I wanted to be in 4 states at one time, so we trekked over to Four Corners and I did just that. Giggling at myself I thought, simplest things are making me smile.  I haven’t turned the TV on nor have I listened to what is going on in the world, this journey and adventure is about me and what is going on in my head…. Sometimes too much is spinning and keeping me awake, that is what I am working on slowing down.

Four Corners

Sitting here, listening to the wind rustle through the trees  and a wind chime in the distance,  I am at peace and not worried about so many things I used to worry about.  As I spent yesterday reflecting on life and how I want to live it, I thought of loved ones who have passed years ago and just recently, trying to make sure I am living up to my potential – I think I am now.  Maybe not everyday – but most days.

In Bluff, there is a Fort and a long history of settlers.  I loved sitting in Sand Island watching the river and also seeing the Petroglyph Panel and the occasional wildlife…


So many things to see and do and not enough time to do it. Tomorrow I am off to Natural Bridges where I will be out of cell service for the next 3-4 nights…

Next time you hear from me, I will be in Durango, Colorado.

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