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Old 01-24-2007, 08:46 PM   #46
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Another dinner and a ride to Julian, CA.



Even Spirit is getting excited about sunsets, I think!... Or is it because we had company for dinner... This place is starting to feel more and more like home... have to be careful not to get too attached to the land!...

My Blog has been going through some growing pains!... It is called Bandwidth... At first I had to switch, if you remember to texting on SmugMug, then learn a different way to post... and now...
finally my own Website is all ready to go!

For the first time you will be redirected on it... a little cleaner... same everything as they say...
much more Bandwidth!

... and still a Blog! www.theoasisofmysoul.com

Thank you... be well...

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Old 01-25-2007, 11:03 AM   #47
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:44 AM   #48
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In Lance’s Memory, October 13th 1978 - January 26th 2004



Much thought has gone into writing and publishing what follows.
No ride report today... No pictures of Spirit playing or sunrise or sunset.
I did seek advice, not wanting to be out of context, I hope the moderators will understand. This is a Lifelong Journey on the Road that I have embraced and write about, and as some very good friends of mine wrote to me... “you have been an open book, we all have within ourselves many layers of us, he is part of your Journey, part of your everyday life, there is nothing wrong by dedicated this day to Lance...”.
I also know that he will like it, he will be thrilled for all of you to get to know him a bit... because he also was my friend, my buddy... and would have been yours also.

Sincerely, “Thank You” for reading today's Blog...

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Old 01-26-2007, 06:53 AM   #49
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Thank-you for sharing, Ara. Blessed day to you.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:50 AM   #51
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hello ara
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thank you for sharing with us and letting us get to know, if only a tiny bit, your fine and beautiful son.
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i am truly sorry for your loss..
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:40 PM   #52
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I wanted to show you before I left where all this was being written from!... a few “regulars” are also around, about one mile apart... We visit each other once in a while! I did not realize till today that I have been here exactly 2 weeks!... A couple more great rides today and we are packing to take off, headed North to Mojave Preserve...
Mostly BLM lands... there will be much to see, ride on hard packed roads... I hope!
You be well... and many “thanks” for all your support which I received yesterday...
Your company is most appreciated...

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Old 01-29-2007, 06:26 AM   #53
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On to Mojave Preserve, CA.

I have to say, I think, still a bit unclear... as that person could not speak up in a forward manner... that my sunsets were...?... or?

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Hi Ara,
Author Terry Pratchett writes of the Discworld where magic works
and Twoflower (Discworld's first tourist) is pointing his camera at yet
another sunset when the hatch on the camera top opens and a
paintbrush-wielding Imp sticks his head out to yell:-
"Enough with the sunsets! I'm running out of vermilion! "
Fred Hill, S'toon.


Maybe TV reruns would be more suitable?... I am so confused...
Sunsets... sunrises... moonsets (is there such a word?...)... moonrises... yes? are a spiritual time which culminates a day’s time period... a ritual... a “bravo”... none, I repeat none... unlike TV reruns, are alike...
So here is another one!...

Culture shock today... sensory perceptions overloaded... I-10 Southern California, should I say more... find out!

Tomorrow, back in the wilderness...

Be well...

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"Spirit himself is a changed dog!… again, I know I have mentioned this before, he has been these past few days just a much happier dog!… suddenly he is even closer to me than he has ever been, we are like one!… I think if he could glue himself to me he would… he does with his eyes which never leave my sight!…"

When in others' company, my little girl tracks me too... even when she is getting a nice belly rub from someone.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:22 AM   #55
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Re: En route to Mojave Preserve, CA.

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On to Mojave Preserve, CA.

I have to say, I think, still a bit unclear... as that person could not speak up in a forward manner... that my sunsets were...?... or?

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So here is another one!...

Culture shock today... sensory perceptions overloaded... I-10 Southern California, should I say more... find out!

Tomorrow, back in the wilderness...

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

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hello ara and spirit..
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i don't think one can ever get enough sunsets..or sunrises..or staring at the stars. seeing a full moon with a halo around it is beautiful.
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the pictures of spirit are great. he looks especially "cool" with his shades on..
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:58 AM   #56
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Another Wonder!... Mojave Preserve, CA.



I am speechless having arrived at the Mitchell Caverns! It is like the thoughts in my mind are going 100 miles per hour, overloaded... and I am thinking... how am I going to ever describe this!
Earlier I explored some of the BLM lands, the trails... the hard packed trails!... with a big smile...
This is where I could use an Internet Dish!... Some connection, but very weak... I will have to ride 50 to 60 miles and spend a few hours sending out all this... will be well worth the wait!
I already know that this is where I will spend many weeks... at least a few!
Again, the pictures are not going to do justice... this is above anything I have ever seen and experienced!... wish you could all be here... I would have loved to see the expression on your faces!
Enjoy...

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:53 AM   #58
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You have seen the campsite... this is the other side of the coin, I am pretty sure that is where I am!
I have not had a good connection per say for two days now!... some e Mails are coming in, few going out...
Time has totally lost its notion, the skies have been cloudy and the cold is settling in... perfect weather for the Caverns today...
Enjoy the pictures!... and be well.

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:11 AM   #59
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20th Century technology... Hughes Technology... I guess the man that dreamed of the largest plane ever build has left an imprint which has made its way even into my life...

Today is the first time using my own Dish... set up by my own hands... and grey matter... I know all of you must have one hanging somewhere on your roof... I did not! It is fast!... and used at less busy hours... when the world is asleep around me, as I heard the expression... it is smoking!

A different route took me backtracking to Gila Bend, AZ... Wednesday it is back to again more desolate areas... this time... totally self contained.

Enjoy the comments... and be well...

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brilliant read and photos once again, ara..
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those first two of christmas pass...very nice...
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i do hope i find some peace of mind during my upcoming trip as you have on your journey..
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