The Mountains And The Rivers Are In You

This is Digby Pancake. Welcome to Virginia!

As usual, it took a long time to get here. As usual, we had a lot of problems.

As usual, we were tired. But as usual, when we woke up in the morning and saw where we were, well, it was the best morning. It’s the best morning every single time.

Some persons have one favorite morning of the year, or a few. But to us, every time we park at a new spot, when we wake up, the excitement of the unknown makes us feel alive.

I’ve always known I loved the rivers and mountains. And even when I wasn’t around them, I knew I would see them again. But I felt them the whole time. They were in me the whole time. And now? It’s like seeing an old friend. You always somehow remember an old friend’s voice in your head.

But I have to say. Even if you remember a voice, it sure is nice when you hear it again. Girl Person misses her Granny. And for a long time, she had a voicemail on her phone from her. She got a new phone, and when she did, she lost that voicemail. She thinks that she would really like to hear Granny’s voice again. And that’s how I feel about the mountains. I wanted to hear it’s voice again. And I’m so thankful to be here in Virginia! The voice is singing beautiful music.

But I wonder. What are your mountains and rivers? What awakens your curiosity and makes you feel alive?

Today, we decided before we start our two weeks here, that we would take a drive and see the surrounding area so that we can pick what we want to do. Since this is the Live In The Moment tour, we don’t know where we might end up today. We are going to go where the roads lead us. As long as we don’t break down.

Life is that way! We can plan and plan our whole lives. But it doesn’t matter sometimes when the twists and turns take us elsewhere. What I love about the mountains and rivers is that they change. Not only with the seasons, but with weather and time. Their beauty may be different each time we see them. Just like me and Brickle. We may not look different with age. You may look different with age. But we are all beautiful. How fortunate are you to be that beautiful?!

I’ve never been to this part of Virginia, but I feel like they have been a part of me this whole time. They’ve certainly been on our earth a long time.

So as we park here for the next two weeks, let’s feel the mountains and rivers in all of us. Even if you’re a beach person like Brickle, you can’t deny a mountain breeze thru the trees. Oh, hello Virginia place!

Deputy Digby Pancake

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Live In The Moment

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. It’s true. Living in the moment may be hard. There’s no may be about it. Even in August.

We learned that more than ever this weekend. There we were. Packing up and getting ready to leave that Jacksonville, Florida place. The beach was right there. It had never moved.

The trails and all our animal friends were still there. We were still there. But our hearts had already left. We were wasting the moment. We weren’t breathing in the moment.  We were letting it exhale from ourselves.

Until we looked up at the spiders on our windshield. These spiders had been there awhile! Because we had been here awhile. They made themselves at home. They weaved their webs of home. We were kind of like them. And yet, we couldn’t stay. But they could.

As we gently got them down from the RV and placed them somewhere safe, I realized something. Even though they had thought their home was permanent there, it wasn’t meant to be. It would have been detrimental for them to stay on our windshield. They had to move. And just like them, we had to move.

When the vet told us that it would be good for Digby to travel and use his mind, well, we listened.

Yes, it took us a bit to get to feeling good enough to go. And we don’t have the perfect scenario to travel right now. But just like the spider works towards its goals of building a beautiful web, so can we. We know we can do better. We aim to do better.

One time, we went to a place in Arkansas that you could dig for diamonds. You may remember our visit there. We didn’t find any diamonds those days. But a day after we left, someone did find a diamond. A very expensive one! But before we left, we purchased a bag of extra dirt that we could sift thru later. We saved it all this time. Just in case there was a diamond in there when we needed it most.

Oh. And also Digby was using the bag of dirt like a pillow. But we sifted thru that bag this week. And guess what? All we found were rocks. No diamonds. None at all.

It would have been easy to get disappointed. But when Boy Person told me those rocks took years and years to form, I knew it to be true. They were just a different kind of treasure. Not the ones we were looking for. But they were to be appreciated anyway. Just like the situation we are at now in life. This moment. This day. And in honor of Boy Person’s father, who would have liked to travel one more day, we sing this for him.

You may have disappointments in life. You see, we’ve been there. And everywhere, it seems like. Me and Digby have been so many places that we’ve been a lot of places twice.

But that doesn’t mean we aren’t more than happy to start this part of our life that is today…wherever we are. I want to know though, are you up for the ride? Are you ready to live in the moment with us? Let’s see what treasures we can find when we aren’t even looking. Look to our Facebook page for real time updates all day!

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle