Saturday, March 19, 2011

Planning the Trip Back

Well the plan is to head out on the 27th. The moving van is supposed to get here on the 26th.
My first night I will be in Louisville, KY staying with Meg Wilburn who I know from Port Townsend, WA. I have never been in Kentucky so this will be interesting. My next night will be somewhere in the great borings...Kansas.
Next stop is in Loveland, CO to meet Nancy Zoller in person. She is a potter on The next leg is a stay over in Park City, UT where I stayed on my way here. I'll be staying with Rita and Craig Miller. Their daughter is married to Bob Parrish's nephew. I met them when they were vacationing in Port Townsend.
Next stop is to see my nephew Marlen and his wife Dayna and their two sweet boys in southern Idaho.
I'll have one more night in a motel somewhere in eastern Washington on the last night and should arrive in Port Townsend by April 4th. Phew!
There may be an extra day on the road if I decide to take a break at some point.
I have some wiggle room.
Packing up all my "treasures", photo albums, office, studio, kitchen appears I have very little clothes or furniture and lots of art!
Since I am renting the house I will be moving into I can see I will have to haul all this stuff again if I find a place to buy in the future! Maybe I will find a way to let go of some of my stuff!
I just took a quick trip to Sevierville, TN as my sister Ronnie, her husband Mark and their son and granddaughter were staying there on vacation. I also wanted to meet Billi Rothove in person. She and I have been friends via the internet and phone for several years...another artist.
TN is beautiful where it hasn't been ruined by commercial development.
I got to meet my great neice for the first time. Charlie is bright, outgoing and full of life.
Billi took me to see a gallery that carries my work in Gatlinburg, The J. Alan Gallery and to see Arrowmont School where she ran several of their galleries. It is a beautiful area.
Today I pack some more and this evening I will be going into Asheville to spend a night on the town with Liz Dickinson. She has been helping me part time in the studio.


  1. This is SO exciting, Ruth! Another journey in life for you...another chapter yet to be filled. Meandering, thinking, creating...the pages turn.....

  2. Good luck with your travels. You once helped me a great deal with an ill-conceived trip when I was fifteen in West Hartford going to NYC. I've wanted to thank you and am glad I found your site at this propitious moment. By the way, I love your work. My email is