Thanks to Ruth’s total and selfless support, I was able to switch careers about 15 years ago with the goal of writing full time. I had produced a novel by this time but had done no travel. Without question or complaint, Ruth let me go to Iceland by myself. It was the first time I went anywhere alone, and it was an amazing experience. I’m encouraging Ruth to go somewhere by herself to see how it changes both one’s perceptions and how one travels.
I wrote about Iceland and sent it out to thunderous silence. There was my challenge. I have been on a painfully slow yet rising learning curve ever since.
I fell in love with Iceland and have been back twice. Next summer we’ll be returning with a bunch of Ruth’s cousins. We learned about 5 years ago that we could all go somewhere together and have a blast. Our destinations are becoming more adventuresome, hence Iceland.
You’ll have to wait a bit for recent photos of Iceland. I took the most photos of my career along my favorite highway, State Route 20, which crosses the State of Washington from the Olympic Peninsula to the Idaho border like an Etch-A-Sketch design. This road has scenic diversity like no other highway I know. In fact, it has everything but a city. Drive it but not in one day. That would be impossible. Take at least 3 days to see Whidbey Island, stop in Twisp, and see the many other sights on this stupendous highway.