Well I will be hitting the road solo tomorrow or rather later today since it’s after midnight. I’m not sure what time I’ll head out. I’m getting just a few things packed, loading up the car and going to take a drive and an over night trip. I will probably land in Flagstaff. For some reason in all the time I have lived here, I have never visited that place. I’ve driven through it, but never experienced the town. I honestly would not mind coming up in the winter to go skiing. I hear their skiing there is pretty nice. It’s definitely interesting to know a few short hours from really dry, hot, brownish desert is lots of green, pine trees and snow in the Northern parts of Arizona. Another reason I love this state.
Flagstaff doesn’t really have big main attractions to it. It’s a nice, clean, smaller, slower paced, college Arizona city. The streets and buildings are on the old fashioned side and it really gives it a lot of Arizona town charm. Part of the original Route 66 still runs through it which I think is pretty cool. Not far out of town is this big ass thing. Who knows, I may stop there for shits and giggles. I like all that cheesy road attraction stuff and probably should have married Clark W. Griswold. If I really feel ambitious I can keep driving and hit the Grand Canyon… ahh nothing like going to see big holes in the earth.
I don’t know what I’ll do and don’t really have a set agenda. I just need to leave the big city and do some long distance driving with my thoughts and some cool tunes in my comfy Toyota Camry. I need to feel the cooler air on my face and smell the pines. I want to walk around town and just see it and experience it for what it is. I may try out some of the local watering holes for a drink or two and mix with the locals. I may just find a park to people watch and read a good book in the Arizona sunshine. Even though I just did it, I may even check out their horseback riding. Might be really nice to do that up in pine country.
I do know one guy up there that I met off of one of the dating websites who is really nice. I may just shoot him an email and meet him. Or not. I don’t know yet. I’m not one of these people that needs to have company around me at all times. I’m not a person who is afraid to be alone. I’m an independent woman and very proud of that. I’m not afraid to try new things. I always feel that you will die with a dull and unfulfilling life if you don’t take risks or try new things or strike when the iron is hot.
And right now I need to take advantage of that. It is June 1st. Time for a fresh new month with renewed thoughts and positive energy in a relaxing place.
On an interesting twist… I met a guy online the other night from one of my dating sites. We didn’t meet in person just chatted. Tonight we chatted a bit more. He lives in Tucson, (no not Tucson man) is in his thirties, cute and served in the Army in Desert Storm as well as a military brat like me. The twist is that he offered to drive up from Tucson tomorrow morning and come with me on my trip.
Believe it or not I was actually on the fence about it. Half of me says go for it, have fun and I just got through talking about taking adventurous risks in life and all that jazz so what the hell? But the other half would worry I wouldn’t have anything in common or we wouldn’t find anything to talk about and then be stuck together for the rest of the trip. And that wouldn’t be fun.
I’m not worried the guy would try anything. That’s actually the least of my worries. He says he hates to think of me alone on the road especially since I don’t own a cell phone. How sweet is that? Of course I’m sure it’s just a line to woo me… I’m not that dense. He seems to think we would hit it off though and swore up and down he would totally be on his best behavior and a total gentleman. I wonder if other women believe this kind of stuff from men? As much as I want to believe them, I know better.
He wants me to leave him a message if I change my mind but I’m thinking… no. I think I just need to go by myself. He and I should make our first date under more normal circumstances. One hour of coffee or drinks. We’ll see if he is still “sincere” about meeting me under those circumstances when I get back. If I feel like company, I can always call the other guy who lives there. I already know him and then it can just be something simple like dinner and then I’m still on my own and I’m not stuck with him unless I so choose.
I need to just be on my own and doing my own thing. This is one of the few times I wish I had a dog. It would be cool just me and my dog.