My Weekend.

I had a wonderful weekend!  On Saturday June 7th I went with two other women who invited me on a road trip to Deception Pass which I think is in Oak Harbor in Washington State where I live.    Really wonderful.   I love nature & it was great to get out of this lousy city.   The city sucks!  traffic, panhandlers on every corner, irate folks, and Washington is really gotten over crowded with all the stoners coming here because of the marijuana laws that passed.      I love the nature here.

On Sunday the two women who stay in the same shelter went to Orcas Island.   To get to Orcas Island you first need to drive up North to a town called Anacortes, then take the Washington State ferry just to get there.     For those of you not from Washington State Orcas Island is amazing.    One of five islands here.    We had a chance to drive out to Moran State Park.    Moran State has alot of sentimentality for me, because many years ago I went there to Camp Moran when I was in Middle School and it was one of the best times in my life.   The few fleeting times where I was really happy.    I went to Camp Moran two years in a row.    Now I got to return there as an adult and that was such a blessing, especially when you consider the very hellish adult life that was to come for me.     The price to go on the ferry with the car & for 3 adult women was 77 bucks!

The young lady inside the toll booth simply said: ” That will be 77″.   I replied:  “Dollars”?    And it was.   It just goes to show you just how expensive things are.    We waited in line to board the ferry once on the ride was just spectacular!  Islands, lots of water.    I want to live there!   I had forgotten all about Orcas Island!   I guess that Washington doesn’t suck after all.    I had the most fabulous time!   The three of us hiked up some trails once we arrived at Moran State park we saw water falls, creeks, then some deer grazing in the distance.   The deer spook easily.   One whiff of a human scent & they’re off & running.  Those creatures spook real easily.   The drive was long, and I’m a bit tired.   I can’t tell you just how much this particular trip has meant to me.   I’ve always loved the outdoors.   Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for over half my life I’ve met women who love to camp, however either due to their ignorance or whatever these women had never once asked me if I liked the outdoors or nature.    For the most part I was always left out or just plain treated like I was invisible.   With me there is more than meets the eye.   It took me going into a women’s homeless shelter then meeting two really nice women one had a Prius in order to get me included in an outing of this kind.

How about that?   I’ve been around a long time met women with whom I wanted to befriend only to have these very same women ignore or reject me.   Oh well its their loss.   The two women I traveled with are both older & really nice.   Also very funny with a sense of humor to boot.    I deserved this trip!   It sure was a long time coming for me.   I can’t tell you the last time I even went ANYWHERE with someone that wasn’t my Mom.   And only then when I hang out with my Mom we just go out to eat then sometimes stop off at the grocery store and thats it!

My only regret?  I didn’t have a camera, only my cell phone.   Really wished I had one of those iphones or the Samsung Galaxy phones.   Those take really good pictures.   I just don’t own one of those.   I can tell you that hopefully when I meet someone special I will defenitely take that person to Orcas Island.  

Great place

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Published by: The Lonely Shepard

Me: I grew up in an extremely abusive & disadvantaged family environment were both parents were really immature & their relationship messy! I was abducted by my Father at age 8 abused physically, mentally, degraded by his 2nd Wife, and I didn't see my Mother again until 4 years later, I had to risk my neck + my life to run off to seek help with the local police & this was way before there was any such laws on the books for child abuse. Think on that awhile. Had learning disabilities all throughout school by the time I graduated I learned nothing, was prepared for nothing out in the World. Think on that. Joined the United States Army right out of High School only reason I did join was that at the time there was an Army recruiter right on the High School campus & he took an interest in me. So I joined. I was really in over my head. But what else could I do? I lived with a single Mom who was emotionally unstable & I had ZERO support from anyone including the school staff + administrators. The military was hard & degrading to me as a woman but I got out with an honorable discharge. More about me: A series of dead end jobs, my mind was totally a mess after I got out of the Army, still had no support not even from the Veterans admin. My journey has been a total nightmare of: trying to find out about myself, learning about myself, how to live as an adult, all with no help. Now after long , and intensive filled journey I'm trying to get back on track with my life I want to go to school with the hope of one day attending University. I don't wish my journey on anyone. No one gave me guidance: as a child as a teen as a young adult I was all on my own! and it was real lonely , isolating, extremely frightening. Family? don't really have any. Now remember everyone I'm African American & I receive little to no respect I don't even warrant a speeding car that will slow down. "The person who sang the National Anthem sang the last note so high that no could reach it! That was intentional!" Belize from Tony Kushners play Angels In America. If you've read this far I will leave my email in case you want to leave me a msg. Those that are rude will get deleted immediately. Contact: Yogibeara425@hushmail.com

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