Hi friends and family!† This is Cindy, and welcome to my web page.† Iím glad you could join me on my big adventure.

As you know, there have been a lot of changes in my life over the last two years.† Iíve gone from being a happily married, 40-year old worker peon whoíd never lived alone, to being a 42-year old, almost divorced, unemployed woman who pays her own bills, makes her own decisions, lives alone and loves it.

A few weeks ago, when I decided to quit the job that was making me physically ill and slowly killing me, I also decided that this would be a good time to do some travelling.† At first I just thought of going here, or there, over a weekend or maybe a little longer.

But I soon realized that for the first time in my life, I have no responsibilities other than to myself (and, of course, my cats) and that I was financially able to not have to look for work right away.† So I started dreaming, and I soon remembered all the places across the country that Iíve always wanted to see, and thought to myself Ė why not?

Many of you were outright supportive, and some of you came to be supportive with some convincing, and some of you have pretty serious concerns about my safety (and possibly my sanity?).

Several of you offered to come along.† I appreciate the offers, friends, but hereís the thing.† I see this trip as the culmination of the path that I have been walking for the last two years.

While the changes were going on in my life, I was learning to be strong, to trust my self and my instincts, and to take care of myself.† This is my test Ė self-devised Ė to prove to myself once and for all what I have been saying for many years now: Iím a grown woman and I can take care of myself.

Having said all that, letís stop being so damned serious!

I think Iím going to have the time of my life!† I invite you to check back in these pages any time from August 2nd to September 7th (or thereabouts) to see where I am, what I have been doing, where I am going next, and what I think about it all.

I hope to have some great pictures for you, and with any luck, some interesting stories to tell you.† Please feel free to share your thoughts or advice by leaving me e-mail in care of CINDYCAM, or for those of you who know it, I will also be checking my personal e-mail.

I canít wait!† Letís go!