Back on the Road, September 22 2015 - Mark Rafferty
Climbing Joshua Tree 2015

Finally back in the van! There's something about being home that just sucks you in. Being familiar with the area and the people you find yourself always pushing one more day. I now can see how some people don't leave for months to even years. A day turns into a week, a week to a month, and so on. Being home to take my braces off was good for me. Gave me time to really get the last taste of the hills before being away from them for so long. So now Ive decided to take one last mini trip. My mom decided she wanted to join me so we are taking a small loop through South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Visiting family and friends taking the road less traveled to see some places people wouldn't normally take time to go to. I guess we will see how this all turns out! It will be nice to spend time with my mom before I leave for another 4 months.