2017 was a year of incredible vicissitudes - launching Fantuzzi's biography at the beginning of the year, I drove over 6,500 miles south from Bragg Creek to meet him in San Francisco, then down through California for a series of concerts and book-signings. We drove east through Arizona, spending a few days with some delightful friends who also hosted a garden party for us. In New Mexico we connected with the usual suspects and made new friends as ever. From there, north through Colorado - up to Denver and Boulder for some truly ecstatic dancing and more book distribution opportunities, in addition to celebrating Earth Day with at least 2 different gatherings.
I dropped Fantuzzi on a plane for New York and headed north for home. Following Mum's advice, I determined to go via Thermopolis in Wyoming and take an extra day for myself there. What a great decision. It's a magical place - natural hot springs with free access thereto - guaranteed by the Indigenous people who agreed to hand over the land to the 'government' on the condition that access remain free. However... the powers that be determined that our free access be a mere 20 minutes. Not rigorously enforced I have to say, which is a blessing as once in, you really want to stay in those waters a long, long time. It was an extraordinary couple of days. I immersed myself not only in healing waters, but in the healing atmosphere of self-imposed isolation, delicious. After that, another couple of days of driving and back home in Alberta again.
This spring we are planning an outrageously exciting journey through Peru, Brasil and Argentina - at least. Who knows what shape that will finally take...stay posted!