I'm linking up with Kat today over at Kat Eye Studio for an exercise I haven't done in quite some time.
I vacillated back and forth 1/2 the day wondering if I should even share-
I guess you know how the story turns out!
April was a very good month-Frankie & I have been together 25 years and fly to where ever we go. But over spring break, we took our first ever road trip. The plan was to drive to the Grand Canyon and then over to Sedona for a sunrise balloon ride. We were having so much fun, we decided to make unplanned stops as well, really letting the journey guide us. We stopped and toured an old ghost town along the way and we drove on Rt.66 for part of the trip just to say we did.
Frankie knows and understands my need to stop and photograph anything and everything along the way!
This shot epitomizes the fun we shared.
It's been 6 months since my mom passed away. I was expressing to my aunt, Micki, how I felt an almost desperate need to feel my mom's spirit. Her last days on earth were not pleasant. I'm guessing it's the last little vacation my mom took that she felt happy and was most likely already sick but neither she and certainly none of us knew.Well the stars and planets must have all been aligned because my aunt bestowed the most beautiful gift to me and told me of a place she took my mom the last time she had come visit her. Best of all, it was on our to Sedona.
The place was Josephine's, in Flagstaff, AZ.
Tired & hungry from the day at the Canyon, I was with my mom in spirit-it was just what I needed.
I was doing an April, 30 day photo challange on IG with the "Waterlogue" app and decided my entry for the day would be this unassuming Craftsman Bungalow built in 1911 from native volcanic rock.
Did it make me miss my mom any less? No, not at all, but from the moment I walked in to Josephine's, ate their amazing food, drank delicious wine, I was able to remember my mom in a happier time and place, with her sister, whom she adored.
Happy (heart connection) snapping!
P.S. If you go to Josephine's site, the chef posts recipes...just sayin!