Packing up to leave Rancho San Dionisio this morning was a bit easier knowing that all our new friends were moving on today also. After taking a few photos together and exchanging phone numbers we all slowly began packing up.
Knowing we’ll likely cross paths with these amazing people again in the future makes me so happy. Darci said there was a kind of magic in the air here these last few days and I couldn’t agree more.
I will dream of the day we’ll get to return but feel fortunate for the awareness of the fact that these last four days will never be replicated. That awareness allowed me to be as present as possible, to not worry about falling behind with work, or be distracted by my phone. I wanted to be fully in the here and now so that I could get the very most from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Long term travel can be lonely and draining at times. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, you can find yourself in a situation that you never could have dreamed up and will never in your life forget. That’s my absolute favorite thing about living on the road.