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Old 11-28-2008, 08:37 AM   #856
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Our Thanksgiving… Texas

150 miles or so from here, the “blue light” specials must be screaming in the aisles of the urban smorgasbords of consumerism. At “the Oasis”, here, the good weather and full sunlight, mild temperatures, silence, peace and serenity are on “special”, combined with yesterday’s great memories of a Thanksgiving spend with Friends we now call Family.
You cannot buy it, cannot lease it or borrow it! It happens as I can only wish it happens to you all.
It was great food, great laughter, great company that filled our cup running these past days on almost empty.
Even Spirit had a great time and moments. A true gentleman well behaved around our food and his own encounters with Desert dwellers, goats and other dogs, the later while taking a stroll to the Cowhead Ranch near by, a great place to stay while in the area and experience the real Texas Life as it use to be.
A full report on the Blog…
Be well… Ara & Spirit
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:01 AM   #857
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Our Thanksgiving… Texas

150 miles or so from here, the “blue light” specials must be screaming in the aisles of the urban smorgasbords of consumerism. At “the Oasis”, here, the good weather and full sunlight, mild temperatures, silence, peace and serenity are on “special”, combined with yesterday’s great memories of a Thanksgiving spend with Friends we now call Family.
You cannot buy it, cannot lease it or borrow it! It happens as I can only wish it happens to you all.
It was great food, great laughter, great company that filled our cup running these past days on almost empty.
Even Spirit had a great time and moments. A true gentleman well behaved around our food and his own encounters with Desert dwellers, goats and other dogs, the later while taking a stroll to the Cowhead Ranch near by, a great place to stay while in the area and experience the real Texas Life as it use to be.
A full report on the Blog…
Be well… Ara & Spirit
Thanks Ara - same back atcha' and Spirit. *nic pic - you always capture the essence of life!
No shopping frenzy for me, nunh-uh... I'ma going campin'!

Best wishes to you on this, the beginning of the holidays.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:44 PM   #858
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:16 PM   #859
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Thanks Tony... yes... the Holidays are here but cannot feel them too much in this desert!

Thank you also Artk... that is what they are saying!!!



Be well... Ara & Spirit

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #860
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Our Postal Route.Tx

Not just any route but one of the most beautiful road this country has to offer. Roughly a 160 mile round trip which I always wondered how I would feel if it was my job. I guess my conclusion is, all is a matter of the individual if it would turn into a daily grind or a daily Journey discovering every day a new facet of the route. Definitely a job unlike other.
We have some Friends visiting from Booth, south of Houston. Carl and Colette and their own Friend Judy. We stayed with them for about a week a year or so ago, it is so nice to see familiar faces, catch up on the old times, talk about the future times. They have brought us a load of Pecan wood broken off the trees of their property since the last storm, wood is so valuable here and this will allow us to have much entertainment and outside warmth throughout the winter months coming up.
The “route” is on the Blog!

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Old 12-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #861
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Thanks Tony... yes... the Holidays are here but cannot feel them too much in this desert!

Thank you also Artk... that is what they are saying!!!



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Old 12-01-2008, 01:28 PM   #862
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Hi Mr Juice... That is at the Gallery Kiowas in Alpine, Tx. 60 miles from here... best Gallery within this area... It was on the Blog... Amazing events...

How are you? Brendon?...

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Old 12-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #863
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Not so sure how i missed that one. Very nice Ara. We are well. The race season has come to a close and its time to rebuild the bikes. The off season is spent in the shop. I think we enjoy the wrenching as much as the riding. Hope to see you soon my friend.....
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Hi Mr Juice... That is at the Gallery Kiowas in Alpine, Tx. 60 miles from here... best Gallery within this area... It was on the Blog... Amazing events...

How are you? Brendon?...

Be well my Friend. Ara & Spirit
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:29 AM   #864
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A “milestone”, to “Good Health”, Friends and more Adventures.

Every day is a new beginning, but today feels a bit above them all. A clean bill of health, at least highly passable considering past history, has brought some calm and peacefulness throughout my moments. Every day this “Journey” has had a new page, but today it is a new chapter as I feel I can rest and at the same time look forward to some new adventures, new roads, new photos as Mother Nature has always never failed welcoming us in the midst of her landscape. Always in touch with my inner senses, they have also matured surrounded by Friends and you all that have carried me to this point sound and safely. There is a value of Life itself unknown or maybe a bit foggy in the past that has now taken such a clearer and definite shape within, the Human aspect amongst us all.
We have spend these past few days with some wonderful Friends, Carl, Colette and Judy. It is not the distances we never covered but the quality of the moments together. Carl never had even a chance to ride his bike! That says it all… doesn’t it?
Their story I should have really titled “wood good” is on the Blog.
Be well, always, and stay well. Ara and my buddy Spirit.

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Old 12-05-2008, 04:42 PM   #865
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Glad to hear you got the clean bill of health, Ara
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:57 PM   #866
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Glad to hear you got the clean bill of health, Ara

Whew. Yeah I "whewed" here in NY. Never met you but it was weighing heavy on my mind. It wouldn't have been fair.
I know, life isn't fair, but sometimes, just sometimes, it has to be.
Ride safe Ara! And give Spirit a hug for me. Dog's Rule.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:39 PM   #867
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Whew. Yeah I "whewed" here in NY. Never met you but it was weighing heavy on my mind. It wouldn't have been fair.
I know, life isn't fair, but sometimes, just sometimes, it has to be.
Ride safe Ara! And give Spirit a hug for me. Dog's Rule.
Thanks NomadRip...

100mpg... how strange that you wrote "Dog's rule"... you will understand when you read the Blog!!! Thank you for your thoughts and all your good wishes, they mean a lot to us.



Sometimes he also writes! Tx

That is the case today when Spirit last night took over the keyboard to express his own feelings. After all, I am only the “chauffeur” of this specie that has taken not quite yet, but will soon, over the World. They are the quiet “majority”, we just don’t know it yet.
Winter has definitely showed his face around here, comparing to temperatures up North however I will only get teased if I complained that it was 41 degrees when we left for some errands in Alpine. Today, this afternoon it was… close to 80! Good time to come and visit if anyone is planning a route to Big Bend and its vicinity.
We met up with a couple riders from Louisiana, today a couple from Austin and I think I need to be rescued by a notebook and pencil, I need to start writing down names!
Spirit was not too harsh on me, he just likes to make a point once in a while on the Blog.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:24 PM   #868
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A “soulful neighbor”, Tx

It has become so strange about loosing days here. I sometimes look at a calendar, compare it to some recent writing or photography and realize that more days have passed than I thought. My neighbor a few miles down the road, John, he just celebrated his one year anniversary on his own land, totally self contained, on a different path than us, but with the same attraction toward these vast and empty spaces.
There is such an individuality here that it makes it interesting to visit others and see and be explained in depth how they are surviving.
If you are wondering what happened to Spirit’s color… that is about the norm by the end of the day as we live, eat, sleep and breathe dust. A dust here called “adobe”, fine powder, as fine as “talcum” powder and the main reason why we welcome rain so much!
Hope you enjoy his dwelling on the Blog… we sure did.
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A new Christmas Tradition, Tx

So there is a story that goes about a “rock soup”. There was nothing to cook with, so rocks went into the pot and slowly everyone threw in something eatable and the soup appeared!
Kind of like that… We will be christening the new fire pit this Saturday and I will be offering some soup and bread, even dessert cooked in the fire. It is actually a Christmas memory as I did the same thing about 30 years ago or more… It has been a full circle.
“Old Faithful” also is getting ready for the road. The extra fuel and water situation is taken care off, now waiting for a couple parts, cracked luggage rack and leaky oil filler ring. Small items but needing attention.
Spirit? Happy as ever running full blast on this new path that I have been clearing, he has switched to a stick now… often not the same! “treats good” he keeps telling me…
More on the Blog… in a few more words.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:11 AM   #870
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Some days are better than others… Tx.
I can only wish for everyone to have such a day during your Holidays whichever environment you might be in, urban or amongst Mother Nature as those warm and fuzzy feelings of Friendships are all within. From preparing our “rock soup” on the fire, to baking our bread for all to share, every step only brought us all closer together with ourselves and amongst us.
Like a magnet for our souls, the “fire ring” has been the center of our get together to celebrate this first “Christmas Tradition”. Complemented by a short drive to an empty creek bed for “rock hunting”, a bit then further to discover the most beautiful “swimming hole” I have ever experienced, to some cooked on coals stuffed bananas, conversations with no end bringing us from all walks of Life together… what more can I say? Even Spirit and Heidi blending in throughout these hours of joy and togetherness, it has been the perfect day. The greatest Christmas present we could have ever received. You cannot buy it, lease it or rent it… you cannot even borrow it… you have to make it! There are a couple new entries on the Blog hoping they reflect your own good times. Be well… always. Ara & Spirit
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