Running on empty

Happy Friday! I was having a glorious morning driving the Washington west coast. I was singing at the top of my lungs to my iPod playlist 1461 songs in. I did it right years & years ago and only downloaded songs I truly enjoyed. From Jars of Clay, to UB40, Jim Brickman, Lincoln Park, what a great blast from the past and variety.

It’s funny how things can change in an instant. All of a sudden, my odometer showed 19 miles until I’m out of gas. Holy s&@$. There is nothing more nerve-racking than an odometer counting down mile by mile.

With only 8 miles left until empty tank, I had a fork in the road. I took a chance and went right thank goodness there was a small town only 4 miles away. In hindsight if I had gone left, I would be stranded on the road somewhere begging for a local to help this silly little Floridian out of her element in the desolate Olympic Peninsula.

We all have forks in the road ahead. How will you choose? Are you ready for the expected or more importantly…..the unexpected? Do you trust your own instincts?

So all is good in my world. And the adventure continues……

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

One thought on “Running on empty

  1. When u live on the East Coast, it’s difficult to imagine worrying about finding a gas station, but there really are places in this country where it Is a very real concern. (THANK GOODNESS) 🥰

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