Out and About with Daisy 2019 travel blog

Malia Lane with Her Ragdoll Cat, Gypsy

Malia at Chuy's Restaurant in Austin

Today I’m saddened to learn that my friend, Malia Lane, has lost her battle with lung cancer. She had been a full-time RVer since 2001 and had written about her adventures (and misadventures) in her blog. I will miss reading her blog and drooling over her beautiful photographs.

She was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in June 2018 but decided against chemotherapy and radiation. She chose to use drugs only for the pain. She had been working on her book “Fear Less vs. Fearless”, which was published last month. She was determined to finish it and get it published before the end. It’s available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback editions. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MBV1L2J/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

Since I don’t have an e-reader, I bought the paperback edition and have already finished reading it. I agree with her philosophy concerning following one’s dreams. I have often encouraged other single women to do so. I’ve also “preached” to married women to learn to drive their RVs so they could handle them in case their husbands became unable to drive.

When Malia and I both lived in Austin, we sometimes met at Chuy’s for our chili rellenos “fix” and always had a nice visit. For a short time after she had sold her duplex and bought her motorhome, we lived in the same RV park in Austin. We had many interests in common, including travel and photography. Our birthdays are only four days apart at the end of April.

I’m sorry that Malia is gone but am glad that she is no longer suffering.

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