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Journey to the Big Lost

November 8, 2010

Morning View

We woke up this morning to mist below the snow covered peaks of Mt Borah and his companions.  Getting here past dark offers that surprise factor of what the range will look like when first light illuminates the vista.  We can see the mountains without getting up, the peak of windows a portal of view extraordinaire from the bedroom. 

The trip here was long this time, since we went northwest first to my books signing in Calistoga.  The Napa Valley was majestic, the trees a symphony of color.  The book signing itself was a success.  The Calistoga store of Copperfield Books took a chance on little unknown me and ordered ten books.  I sold them all in an hour and

Copperfield Book Signing in Calistoga

half, then broke into books that I had brought along. 

We didn’t really begin to head east until 5pm, but we made excellent time to Reno and slept the night at Lovelock, Nevada way to close to the train tracks.  Long trains busted their way through the night every few hours and so after a broken sleep, we jumped back in the cab and finished our journey. 

We brought in our groceries to the hooting of an owl that punctuated the total silence.  After we settled in, I went out to stand on the deck to soak in the sensations of this place that I so dearly love.

My posters in the bookstore window!!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. helen permalink
    November 8, 2010 11:07 pm

    I’m actually starting to feel that you will be leaving soon for good. Time goes so fast and that day will be here. So happy for you but also sad! I like having you close by even though we don’t cross paths all the time. It’s just comforting knowing that a steadfast friend is nearby.

  2. Dee permalink
    November 8, 2010 11:25 pm

    Hoping you’ll be at Coast for a brief bit b4 you go to Idaho for good….:) Good luck on your hunt!:)

  3. Gena permalink
    November 9, 2010 7:50 am

    I am so proud of everything you are doing! It’s amazing that you are traveling to all these places and they all seem to be so receptive of you!

  4. November 10, 2010 7:39 pm

    The move to Idaho is becoming real now. It feels like home here, the quiet, the surrounding beauty, the togetherness that Tim and I share in our little house. The one sad thing is being further away from all you wonderful people, but I know you will come and visit and find our backcountry home a bastian of renewal to take back to California.

  5. Carolyn permalink
    November 13, 2010 8:55 pm

    Julie and Tim, I feel like I am so close o you every time you write a blog. I have felt Julie since you were a little girl that if it was crossing the continent with oxen and a wagon, you would be doing it. Idaho will not be easy but it has all those rewards you love and you can both keep up your writing. Love you!

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