I can say that my European friend, and the experience of traveling with him, made me appreciate the land of the country I was fortunate to be born to - and the State, National, and Navajo Park Services,...
...and I can say that loving life like I have with him makes me re-appreciate my health, and my health-care. I'm sorry about complaints (about either) that I have made on this blog. Although feeling the freedom to express those complaints here has helped relieve them somewhat.
And I can say from this trip that feeling cared about and seen by someone I like as much as I like this romantic traveler makes me yearn for private company in my life - and appreciate privacy. (He says that blogging is a "false intimacy." I think it is a different kind of intimacy, but can be very real. I hope that I have not offended anyone by being as personal as I have been on here in the past.)
And this trip has made me thankful even more for my cat and for the person who cares for her while I'm away.