Two-Bit Musings.

On The Road: Part 1.

Take a peek at Snap’s latest RV Adventure!

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Cozy Cockpit, 2021.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
All rights reserved, yo.

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Well hey there!

Thanks for stopping by, and taking a moment to live vicariously through the words of a stranger named SnapDragon. (I mean, that’s why we read anything, am I right?)

Anyway, The Sweet Husband, Baby Snap, and I are on a two-week road trip, spanning from our little nest in southeastern Pennsylvania, all the way to the Gulf Coast, and back.

We’re fairly new to the RV scene, and learning the tricks of the trade as we go.

(It’s a journey, after all!)

So let’s hop to it, shall we?

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Foreword

Okay. So, I should probably start by saying this first leg of the trip was a bit of a bummer, because it was soaked in rain. Like, not the kind of lazy sprinkle where you squint your eyes against a frigid, nuisance mist. I’m talking monsoon-style, buckets of rain followed us for almost six days straight. Which, of course, was super cozy when we were tucked in for the night, the constant drumming on our rooftop rocking us to sleep. But as for enjoying the sights? Well, we tried our best, yo.

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Scenic Stop #1: Edisto Beach State Park in Edisto Island, South Carolina

Sadly, I don’t even have a photo from our one-night stay here. As I said, there was wicked rain. We did, however, manage to take our new electric bikes out for a brief spin, during the half-hour or so of dry weather.

(I felt the need to mention this spot, since it’s a State Park. I have a deep respect for all things publicly-owned.)

Scenic Stop #2: Lake Wateree State Park in Winnsboro, South Carolina

Look Out, 2021. Winnsboro, SC. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo.

All right! (claps)

Check out this dreary, yet lovely scene I managed to snag. It was nice to look out at the water, even for a few minutes.

And we did see a crane-like bird moseying about! Everyone knows how excited I get about animals.

Call Me Bertha, 2021. Winnsboro, SC. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo.

And that was the end of our stay in Wateree, yo.

Scenic Stop #3: Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia

In Dreams, 2021. Savannah, GA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo.

Ahh. So here we got a little bit of a break in the weather.

On a search for the park office, I found myself on a very long walk. Trees such as these were all around. The damp air was quiet, and I smiled as I thought of an idea for a short story.

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See? I told you this first part of the trip was perhaps a little less than blog-worthy.

But that doesn’t mean we aren’t having fun!

#family #coziness #preciousmoments #gettingoutofthehouseduringapandemic

And Part 2 promises to bring more to the table.

Stay tuned!

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SnapDragon is a teacher, writer, painter, wife, and mother.

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Two-Bit Musings.

Whatcha Been Up To?

‘Cuz we all whittle away the days somehow.

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I feel like every time someone asks, What’ve you been up to? I’m at a loss for a substantial answer.

I mean, what have I been up to?

The days seem to blur together in a stream of chores and worry, interrupted momentarily by a few specks of fun.

Another minute-hour-day-week-month-year has passed us by.

And so, my Dear Reader, after careful reflection on my day-to-day life, I’ve come up with the following answer to that inevitable, friends-and-family question:

It’s usually a pretty safe bet that I’ve been. . .

-shamelessly pouring myself an iced coffee

-sending an unnecessary Bitmoji to a friend or family member

-changing a soiled diaper

-talking about how much I miss teaching high school

-snapping a pic of Baby Snap doing something cute, or, pretty much anything

-catching a piece of news and saying, “That’s absolutely disgusting.”

-drafting work emails just for the sake of appearing relevant

-eating some form of cheese

-reading a blog post, a Dr. Seuss book, or selection of fiction

-overthinking something I’ve said or sent via text message

-putting away groceries, laundry, or toys

-washing dishes as I listen to my husband read Horton Hears a Who, and proudly reciting every word

-tinkering away on a piece of writing

-sitting and feeling overwhelmingly preoccupied

-applying cream to my extremely chapped hands

-watching Red Oaks with my Sweet Husband

-putting on fuzzy slipper socks and climbing under the covers

-wondering where the time went

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And that–in all of its mundane beauty–is a typical day in the Life of SnapDragon.

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SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and impulsive Dollar Store-spender.

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Two-Bit Musings.

Who Are You?

(Possibly) (Probably) Incoherent Ramblings from Yours Truly

Quiet Lunch, 2016. Magnolia Brewing, San Francisco. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo.

Wuddup, yo.

It’s a new month, so you just know I’ve taken this opportunity for another fresh start.

(Broken record. Such a broken record.)

I’m gonna read a book from start to finish.

(It’s time for a Stephen King, Snap. It’s been way too long. And you call yourself a fan?)*

I’m gonna post everyday darn-tootin’ day.

(Things always seem better this way. Community. Sweet sounds of the keyboard. Stimulation. Growth. Accountability.)

I’m gonna chill the eff out.

(Home. Family. Career. Passions. 24 hours. Clutter. So much clutter. You are human. You cannot do it all. Embrace it.)

I’m gonna release all negativity into the ether.

(People fuck up. Most are too stubborn or repressed (or both) to apologize. Stop waiting for a train that ain’t comin’.)

I’m gonna be me.

(Is that a BSB lyric? Nsync? But for real, I’m not trying to be anybody but me. Frizzy curls. Green eyes. Coffee stains. Cat-hair-covered clothes. Quiet yet opinionated. Early to bed, somewhat early to rise. No meat. Sings the harmony. Probably over-punctuates, if that’s even a thing.)

Snap. is. here.

I love you, Dear Reader. Be well. Be the best you’ve ever been.

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SnapDragon is an artist who just wants to eat an ice cream cone without thinking about calories.

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* (Umm, yeah. You’re not getting through a Stephen King in a month, Snap. But, good of you to try, love.)