Greetings from the USofA heartland... a place of vast environmental degradation, cattle feedlots and sweet puppy mills. A land of 'GMO' corn, soybeans & cotton. A land where pesticides and chemical farm aids cloud up the air and the creeks and rivers, if not completely dried up, are polluted. It's a place where people seem to be very thirsty and only a 67oz sugar drink can quench that thirst. And let us not forget the flies...yes, the flies, which provide countless hours of outdoor entertainment for the whole family. Are you getting the picture? I have been. I have seen. I became a bit depressed.
I did get to ride a South Dakota pony and spend time with my little
'sister' but it was not under the best of circumstances. Life has thrown her,
and her guy, a real, big sucker punch and she was still reeling from
that reality of life, and almost death. So you see my point? Things were a bit skewed all the way around and I wanted to go home. I wanted to be home. I was happy to go home.
But, hey, what can you do? I did get back home and pulled on the trusty rubber wellies and started mucking around again. Oh, yes it felt so good. Sometimes you just have to put on your blinders and forge straight ahead, get dirty and do your part to save your own little world. Maybe try to make a teeny tiny difference in someone's life besides your own. I hope I do some of that, some time, for someone, somewhere. Not fishing for compliments here, just wondering and reflecting on a road trip that still has me puzzled.