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Old 04-12-2007, 06:59 AM   #106
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A little ride in the neighborhood... Utah.



A little ride in the neighborhood, Utah.

I have the feeling that everyone wished to have a neighborhood like this one!... Right or left or north or south... great roads and scenery, hardly any traffic and there is a part of Utah that is not all red!
A great dinner (at least they thought so...) for my friends Michael and Sandra, some playing time for Spirit and his buddies... it is all good... all in the Blog.
In our conversations last night, we were wondering why get togethers are always where the crowd is!!! How about one right here...

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Old 04-12-2007, 01:19 PM   #107
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it's something that brings out my instincts
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it's very serene
the ground and the sky are so white
there is no boundary between them
i can't tell you how peaceful it is
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Old 04-14-2007, 04:14 AM   #108
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And all ends up well...



And all end up well...

School is never out just when we “might” think we are done... everyday new lessons are being provided, sometimes the teaching is kind, sometimes not.
What started as, finally thinking of having one, a bad day, end up being a great one... solving obstacles... followed by a great ride... and a great night sleep as Spirit seems to be getting back on track....
It is just part of everyday life on the road... we are not exempt from anything that you yourselves go through. The logistics are sometimes harder, but I would not trade this lifestyle with any other one... I know that some will agree after reading the Blog...

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Old 04-15-2007, 06:30 PM   #109
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Heya Ara! Great to see you over here too!
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:43 PM   #110
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A ride to Cedar Breaks and Kolob Canyons, Utah.



A ride to Cedar Breaks and Kolob Canyons, Utah.

So yes, I am a bit concerned about Spirit’s condition, it tears me up that he is still sick. Wish it was me instead... so hard to see and feel my helpless buddy! Time for a Doctor...
We did do a ride yesterday, he was doing better then. As usual Utah provides some exciting sceneries and roads. Only wish the winds and the rains would stop soon... maybe tomorrow!
More details on today’s Blog...

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Old 04-18-2007, 06:22 AM   #111
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A healthier Spirit and a safer rig... +...



A healthier Spirit and a safer rig, Utah... +...

Unfortunately my Website had been down at times these past two days due to power outages in Vermont... I apologize for that. Was a bit surprised they do not have a generator...
But it all just a matter of time... such as Spirit’s health. He received some good care yesterday and as usual acted like a gentleman only stunned by a crying baby lamb!!!
The rig is much safer as you can see the work done on it... of the outmost quality!
A great visit to the Dinosaur Discovery Center... hard to go back in time a couple millions of years!
We are packing to head for California for a few days... with the hope that Spirit gets better by the day... if not, will track back.
The outpour of concerns for Spirit has moved me more than anything else on this Journey, and realizing that so many great people are out there makes me want to get out and... mingle!!!
Hope you enjoy today’s Blog...

Be well...

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Old 04-18-2007, 06:43 PM   #112
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ara..i am so glad to hear that you and spirit are doing much much better....
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also i apologise for not ringing when we got closer to zion, but we ended up being pressed for time toward the end...
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i do hope you guys will look us up when you get to california...
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:03 PM   #113
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That is cool... would have been nice, at least we got to speak over the phone some. I know how that goes... I am learning the hard way still am, not to make plans anymore... no due to the person, just the logistics of being on the road makes it really really hard. So please do not worry about it... hope you two had a great time... ride report and pictures???
We will be in Kernville this weekend!... the back here and the back again most likely in the SF Bay area... and again...no firm plans... Soirit is doing great now! It is a relief...
You be well...

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Old 04-18-2007, 11:29 PM   #114
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... ride report and pictures???
Ara, glad to hear Spirit is doing better.

Her trip report and pics are posted here:

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...hreadid=200209
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:43 AM   #115
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A road to Kernville, CA.



One road to Kernville, CA.

We are in Kernville, California, amongst many riders... friends from the past and making new ones.
Cold... very cold, not handling it very well when it drops to the low 20's...
Spirit is doing better everyday and probably wondering why “all those people” want to pet him!!! He did find a few pairs of legs to rub his back against and I am always thankful to anyone that is nice to him...Geode, Glenn... well, cannot blame him for bailing out, weather, distance... schedule... needless to say... “WHIMP”!!!
There will be more in a day or two... have to get back to camp now, my friend Jkam just showed up!... surprise...
You be well... enjoy...

*** The picture above does not reflect my sentiments toward Spirit... just a sick sense of humor...

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Old 04-21-2007, 10:49 AM   #116
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:05 AM   #117
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The road back to Utah...




The road back to Utah...

It was truly awesome to meet in person all the faces only labeled by a name for these past years...
And at the same time, to be honest about it, my tolerance for sleeping in the freezing temps seems... well has!... diminished...
As a couple of my new friends said... “it is age Ara!’. I will not deny it...
The riders, sceneries, the roads, even the locals in Kernville made us feel so welcomed... we are on the way back to Utah to gather up the rest of my “stuff”, just to turn around and head back to another circle... the California Circle which comprises Death Valley Natl Park, Giant Sequoia Natl Monument, Sequoia Natl Park and Kings Canyon Natl Park... Give us a couple days and we will get there!... eventually...
Till next time... you stay well.

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Old 04-24-2007, 07:09 PM   #118
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The Extraterrestrial Highway... NV.



The Extraterrestrial Highway, NV.


We are back from Kernville and we are leaving for Kernville... Long story!!!
It was a great, cold, and sometimes miserable ride back... but those bad moments are water under the bridge and all that remains are some great memories of the Extraterrestrial Highway...
Did it flip my thoughts because of its name?... or the serenity of its vast quietness?
Still thinking about it...
And some pictures of it on the Blog...

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:33 AM   #119
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After six months on the road... CA.



After six months on the road... CA.

Just realized yesterday... the 27th... six months since we left Georgia! Such changes, and feeling as more to come as the Journey takes its own character and personality.
Nothing to celebrate about!... Just thoughts after thoughts crossing my mind...
I am not one that could just ride and eat and sleep... seems like, as I have all my life, to be dedicated somehow to a purpose accomplishing something positive...
Erasing the past path to create a new one and sharing it through my Blog has been a rewarding one... and with some hope will remain that way.
Thank you all for your support... hope I get to write someday...
“After 10 years on the road...” State and Country unknown for now!

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Old 04-28-2007, 01:26 PM   #120
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