Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meet the Parents


by Polly Robins
Becca and Allison's mom, FARM FRESH MURDER

Hi!

Writing from the road - the girls' dad, Jason, and I currently live in a RV. It’s our goal to see as much of the country as possible before we move on to the next realm, which we hope won’t be any time soon.

We haven’t been back to South Carolina in some time, and though we miss our family, we are having some grand adventures; many of which we don’t tell our girls about because they would worry way too much.

We were forced to ‘fess up to some of the details of our latest adventure, though. Unfortunately, we lost the cell phone they insisted we carry. Between you and me, I didn’t much like it anyway and I frequently forgot to turn it on, but I understand why they wanted us to have it.

Anyway,we were leaving Sedona, Arizona where we had our chakras evaluated and aligned when we decided to head out to the desert to see if we could create a natural sauna of sorts, so we could meditate and sweat – both very good for the body and soul. We stopped at the most amazing spot and were distracted by ruins where ancient peoples made their homes right in cliff sides. We decided to climb of the walls so we could study some of the higher-up and fascinating rock art.

Before we knew it, we were on top of the cliff. I asked Jason to hand me the cell phone so I could call Becca or Allison and tell them about our amazing view of the world: the red dirt, the cacti, some desert wildflowers; it was beautiful. Somehow, in the hand-off, we both lost hold of the phone and it flew out of our hands and down the rocky cliff-side, breaking into bits at it dropped and bounced. I never knew a cell phone had so many parts.

It took us some time to get ourselves down; going up had been much easier. Later that day we stopped at an Internet café (that had some amazing Chamomile tea) and emailed Becca and Allison about the phone.

We decided not to tell them the part about Jason spraining his ankle and our brief visit to the emergency room. There are just some things they don’t need to know.

We’re off to the Grand Canyon now and certain we won’t be climbing much of anything, but we will enjoy the views!

Sending everyone our best wishes for peace and happiness.

See you down the road.

Polly Robins

22 comments:

  1. Sounds as if you're having a great time, Polly! Hope Jason's ankle heals quickly -- especially if you're thinking about riding donkeys into the canyon :)

    What exactly is a chakra, anyway? There are so many things I don't know...

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  2. Polly, my granddaughter Tally told me about you and this hunky orderly here at Tarleton Ranch showed me how to find you on the internet. (Tally, if you're reading this, don't get your panties in a bunch: I'm not trying to woo the orderly. He's just pretty to look at, is all.)

    Polly, I'm mighty impressed with your get-up-and-go. Personally, I figure if the good Lord wanted me to see it, he'da put it here in Texas, but folks from other states do have to wander a bit for their fun. And I'm always happy to see the seniors strutting their stuff.

    You and that man of yours take care out there. And don't let your daughters slow you down!

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  3. Hi Polly,

    I love the life you're leading...traveling across the country in an RV. I hope you have a grand ole time at the Grand Canyon and I hope to see more of you the next book.

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  4. Sounds like a fun time! Hope Jason's feeling better.

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  5. Get yourselves another cell phone - better yet, ge two, one for each of you in case you get separated.

    Meanwhile, if you don't have a sewing machine on board, drive up to northern Pennsylvania and stop in Threadville. I'll set you up with everything you need for those evenings after climbing. Or not climbing...

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  6. So nice to meet you, Polly! I understand your daughters' concerns, but it sure sounds like you're having fun! Can't wait to hear more!

    Julie

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  7. Hello, friends -- thank you for your greetings and good wishes.

    Laura -- chakras are the seven "invisible" energy centers in the body that help us function at our best, if you believe that sort of thing, which Jason and I definitely do. Sometimes, they need a little adjustment.

    Peachy -- Tarleton Ranch, huh? I imagine we'll drop by there someday. I love the vibrations you're sending out and hope to meet you in the near future.

    Dru -- if you have the time, join us for some of our journey! We welcome visitors and the RV has plenty of extra space.

    Riley -- he's much better, thank you. He won't be climbing any time soon, but he'll eventually be good as new.

    Haylee -- I need a new sewing machine and we love northern Pennsylvania; beautiful country. I've put Threadville on our list.

    Julie - yes, we appreciate our girls' worries and thoughts, but we are most definitely having fun.

    XO
    Polly

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  8. Hi Polly. Hope Jason is doing better.
    Happy Trails.

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  9. Polly, my husband and I are doing a lot of traveling and having fun, too--maybe we'll see you on one of our adventures!

    A word about the cell phone: Ours certainly came in handy the time we followed an intriguing country road--right into a spot so muddy, we got helplessly stuck. The spot was so remote, even AAA had a hard time finding us--after we called them on hubby's cell phone. We were glad to have it then, I can tell you.

    I did, however, firmly inform him that if his office called one more time, that phone would be taking a bath in the Pacific.

    Happy trails!

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  10. Thanks, Annette! Happy trails to you, too.

    Laine - "bath in the Pacific" - love that! It would be great to share an adventure. Hope we meet soon.

    Polly

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  11. Hi Polly,

    Sounds like you're having a lot of fun.

    I sure wish I could convince my parents to take an RV adventure. But Jed would never leave the farm that long and May would never leave me or my brother that long--at least until she gets both of us married off and producing grandchildren.

    Skye

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  12. Hello, Skye --

    Maybe we'll visit Jed and May and try to convince them to spend a week or so on the road with us. We'd make sure they got home safely.

    And, just so you know, grandchildren are the best!

    Polly

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  13. Do you love or hate when people start singing "On the Road Again..." :) Enjoy the ride.

    ~Avery

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  14. We love it, Avery! In fact, we've got our own copy; it's on a cassette tape, but we're thinking about upgradeing the RV with a CD player.

    Travel well --
    Polly

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  15. What a great song for Polly and Jason of course now I will be singing that tune all day. Hope Jason gets better fast.

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  16. Polly, where is it written that the "Kids" need to know everything. Just get new cell phones and keep on trucking!

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  17. Thanks, Babs and Nancy! And I did notice I spelled "upgrading" incorrectly. I have no idea how to edit it, so it will live in infamy as it is.

    Go natural, I say.

    Polly

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  18. Hi Polly, I'm just curious if you have room in your RV for three more (Mom, Dad, and Dovie). A girl can use a little breathing room...

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  19. Lucy -- we always have room for more!

    Polly

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  20. Traveling all over in a RV sounds fabulous. It's like taking home with where ever you go. Have fun!

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  21. Love your description of chakras. In DEAD AIR, Guru Sanjay offered to "realign" Doctor Maggie's chakras--it sounded vaguely lascivious and I think this was just a way of trying to hit on her. (never trust a guru ) I like your description much better!! And I love the idea of travelling throughout the country in an RV. FUN!!

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  22. Okay, Polly, I'll have to experience this RV trip thru you. I've always wanted to go on a long distance trip in an RV and see how I liked it. Providing someone else was driving. There's no telling how much trouble I could get into driving one of those things---or trying to. Good luck on the road. Oh........and how're your chakras doing? Still aligned?

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