Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

So...shortly after I put up my "Jesus Take the Wheel" post, guess who I finally heard from?  None other than my Wyoming Crush.  We've been talking a lot more and I thought I was going to visit him but he had to work (sob), so I headed east instead.  I wanted to see the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge before the oil destroys it.  It's so sad to think of all the birds covered in that filth...

Of course I did some geocaching, too.  I was searching for one not far from this sign (yep, that's me behind the hair and dark glasses) and stumbled into:

    
...turned around, almost gave up, but read previous logs and discovered the cache was a safe distance from sharp teeth.  Good thing, because two of his buddies were swimming up for a closer look at me.

I was not able to talk to Wyoming because I was in and out of cell service and was not available when he called.  He has been working in an area also out of cell range.  I thought I was going to see him this weekend and was planning to drive north today (sniffle), but he has to work again.  I've been to Wyoming.  I know that as soon as you leave town, you have no signal.  He did not get mad at me when I couldn't visit him because of school.  In this economy I cannot begrudge him the chance to earn some money.  My mind knows this, but cannot convince my heart not to be disappointed.

Our relationship consists of text messages, emails, and phone calls.  I am trying to not get too attached to someone I've only spent one day with in the real world.  I'm not sure I'm succeeding.  

15 comments:

Bernie said...

I hope all goes well with Wyoming Jen, just be careful as it is hard to get to know someone really well over the Internet. Keeping you in my prayers.....:-) Hugs

The Blue Zoo said...

What?? That gator was just right there?? I would have peed my pants screaming all the way back to the car!!

Brian Miller said...

ha. the gator was prob trying to beat you to the cache...hope as well for good returns from wyoming....

sage said...

I'm sure you looked tasty to that gator and his buddies! Good luck with Wyoming.

....Petty Witter said...

Sometimes life is a constant battle between our hearts and our heads - I hope all works out for you Jen.

blueviolet said...

I'm glad you didn't get snapped up by gator jaws!

I know what you mean about attachments. Just because it's one IRL day, there's still a relationship forming through other means.

Kelly said...

Whew! I was afraid you were going to say that cache was classified as "difficult" due to sharp obstacles!!

Christiejolu said...

Wow that Gator was close..It is funny how that happens...Recently I met one of my favorite rockstars...Well my girls wanted to (My logic)DId you see the pics??? Anyway...I just gave up looking for him when he popped ot of a building right in front of us...I wish you the best...In the end only you know what is right for you...If it is this guy...You will kow it...In the mean time have some fun...

Lucy said...

I am just glad that you have met your dream guy. Just get to know him and go slow, and make decisions from both the head and the heart.

Vince said...

Are you certain that trying to jump the sign into the mud is such a good thing. :)

jack69 said...

It will work out! But not if you get toooo close to those teeth!
Glad you enjoyed the walk.

ρομπερτ said...

wow - what a sight, never seen on me own, must have felt incredible.
Well, having spend nearly two years with about 3,ooo miles in between, am able to tell you that you'll succed. Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.

daily athens

Rob Strickland said...

I hope you have more to write about than last time you got to see your guy in Wyoming. I have entered the world of "cell and text" since last time your wrote about him and can relate to that part of it.

Jingle said...

your trip is long, full of adventures.
Blessings!

Kathleen Scott said...

Good that he's interested enough to keep in touch.

Maybe now is a good time to be Zen Jen, let life happen at it's own pace.

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