Sunday, March 22, 2009

True Life Adventure ...is calling!!!


Happy Sunday Morning...ahhhh it is truly a lovely day in the desert....birdies singing, sun shining, coffee perking (boy did that ever date me) ....and the smell of orange and lemon blossoms filling the air...tis the season for our citrus.

But this post is not about what a lovely Sunday morning it is...it is about a little thing I like to Call 'True Life Adventure'...and I am going on one tomorrow Morning. Basically it is just a little trip over to California to visit good friends that we have not seen in a very long time... but to me...it is a dramatic 'True Life Adventure' .

You see, every trip we take... Richard and I like to think of it as a great adventure...seeing new things, traveling a new route, eating at new little out of the way places, experience different weather...and oOoOh the things we see. It can be the most simple of trips...but I can promise it will turn into something fun and adventurous. I do love to travel...it is in my blood since childhood ...with all those road trips taken with the band my father was in...(I still have fond memories of my sister and I CRAMMED into the back seat of a ford whispering under our breaths..."are we there yet")... it is something that never goes away....and I just happened to marry a man who traveled a lot as a child as well....a Travel Log made in heaven!!!

Tomorrow we head towards So. Calif...a beautiful area on the way to San Diego but up in the foothills...called Valley Center. Our Dear Friends of many years live in a beautiful home there...and it has been waaaay too long since we last saw them..no excuse really why we have not... other than work for us keeps getting in the way. Well I say Poppycock ...time to hit the road for a New Adventure...no time like the here and now to do it!!

We rented a very nice big mini van as we are taking my Mom and our Miss Tess LaRue .... my Mom loves to travel as well...she is looking forward to those Fruit and nut stands along the back highways....

Richard loves to 'zone' when he travels...just basically think of nothing but driving...it is his relaxation ...his mental 'vacation' ... he has earned this one. I on the other hand use travel time as...'Time away from the actual studio'...yet my mind goes a thousand miles a minute designing things...(Traveling and the Shower are the best places I come up with ideas..LOADS of them...now if I could figure out a way to Shower and travel at the same time...I would have enough ideas for the next 10 years...hmmmm!!) I bring my sketch book...and jot things down non stop...names, characters, short stories, poems etc... it's like the landscape that passes by the car becomes a blank canvas with designs popping up every few miles...pretty cool actually. I could never 'store' what I see in my head until returning home...first off these days I have the mental storage capability of a gnat... and I could never organize thoughts well enough to make sense of things ... so out comes the sketch book and several sharp pencils. Sometimes upon retuning home the ideas and words that I have jotted down while traveling resemble the scribblings of people in one of those hypnotic trances ....and when even I have to turn the book upside down and sideways to try and better understand my meanings...well, lets just say those are those weird moments in print! But 95% of the time...things are jotted well enough to decipher.
So I let my 'Traveling True Life Adventures' take my mind where it wants to send it.... and along the way I gather tid bits of interest. .. That is a very nice vacation time to me.

So we head em up and move em out first thing Monday Morning....so I won't be posting anything until my return later in the week...sniff sniff....I will miss you all...

Hopefully will have glorious tales to tell...
Have a Great Week All....

Jodi

14 comments:

Designs By CK said...

Happy Sunday Jodi!

Hope you ALL have a FUN trip / adventure visiting your friends in Cali.

Chris (-:

Jodi said...

Hey There Chris...

Happy Sunday to you too....Thanks for the well wishes on our 'Venture' ...see you when we return...

Hugs,
Jodi

Jodi said...

By the By Chris...I love your choice of music on your site...and I sorta borrowed one from you...the Vangelis 'Song of the Sea'..I heard it and knew it would be perfect...I am putting together a fun thing for Youtube...'Traveling Tipi' ...and the music is perfect...I have been searching for ages for the right music...this is it!
Thanks for having such good taste in music

Hugs,
Jodi

Debbie said...

Jodi and Richard hope you have a wonderful trip and look forward to hearing about your adventures on your return..

Joanna Thomas said...

Be safe and have loads of fun! Will look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Seeing through an artist eyes is extra special. That's what my daughter used to tell me when she was little... She said I always saw things that nobody else would notice.
I know it will be the same for you both!
xoxox
Joanna

twinklescrapbooks said...

Have a fun trip! :)
tina

Tallulah~Belle said...

You have long gone now but hope you had a wonderful time...roadtrips are the best.

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Hope you are having a safe and glorious trip!!!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello Jodi.

Hope you are having a great week.

PS: Thanks on my tunes, I adore Vangelis...so ethereal in his musical landscapes.

Chris (-:

Jodi said...

Thanks so much Debbie and Tina...

I had a SUPER time...but as is always the case...I am so Glad to be back HOME!!!

Jodi

Jodi said...

Yes Jayne...I was gone by then but it is so nice returning to the well wishes...

Road Trips Rule!!!

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Oopsie...

It was both safe and glorious....

Ahhhhhhhh...very much needed!!!!
But always good to be home'

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Chris...

Yes indeedy..had a Super week...still some left...so it's like a buck with change left over...but good to be home.

Vangelis is wonderful!!!

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Joanna...

I just found your email...had scads and took me a bit......Thank You so much...
I really like what your daughter said to you...it is true...artists do see things differently.

Thanks so much for stopping by with well wishes...the trip was super...

Jodi