In 2017 I was in the middle of a divorce after being married for 26 years. It was a very dark and difficult part of my life. I was 46 years old and had married a guy I had dated since I was 16 years old.
A good friend invited me to go to the beach with her family. I was overjoyed and accepted. It was so good to be with her and her children. It definitely took my mind off things. A few days into the trip her stepbrother flew in from Utah. I had met him very briefly in 2006 but had not had a conversation with him.
He was interesting, funny and very handsome. We talked and walked on the beach. When the vacation was over he went back to Utah and I came back home to NC. We developed a friendship and talked on the phone almost every night.
By the fall of 2017, he had talked me into flying to SLC and driving to Yellowstone. I had never been on a plane before. I traveled alone from NC to Atlanta and then on to SLC. I landed and we drove to Jackson, Wyoming. The next morning we drove to West Yellowstone.
The trip was incredible. He had been to Yellowstone so often that he was a perfect tour guide. I flew back to NC realizing that I loved to travel and I wanted to see as many places as I possibly could. It was not long until I was back on a Delta plane again.
Stay tuned for more stories on the beautiful places I have been lucky to visit.