Saturday, September 25, 2010

Finally... THE .... LEAVING!

Finally... only 4 1/2 years in the making. After being whupped on with real estate catastrophe, financial termites and personal bungles... wrecked trucks, broken parts and tee total trying times...

 ... we have done it! The Eagle is on the Road. She has taken flight and is runnin' for her life... we have, finally, executed what we have long awaited... 

THE LEAVING! 


Broke, lame and needful of quiet times and far country... we loaded up long about noon yesterday and hauled Cowboy Butt for the mountains... Lookin' kinda like 21st Century Okies... what with stuff and motorcycles hangin' all over the rig! :o)

Apparently, the thumpin' I was handing out got the message across to the blockers and obstructors... They got out of my way... well, for the most part. :o)

Only... We didn't go far... just down to my Daughters place in Northglenn on the top side of Denver. Today we'll start working south/southwest... toward Mesa Verde I'm thinking... 

Am I feeling good? ... to tell the truth... No... It's too early. The last few years have been such a difficulty, and we've run against the wind so hard, for so long, and had so many expectations turned into manure... that... I can't say I'm very trustful of this 'situation' just yet! :o) I'll have to give it some time... and let the dust settle. :o)

Had one interesting incident on I-25 rollin' to Denver. A big, white, Ford F-450 pulled up alongside in the heavy, bumper to bumper traffic... For a minute I figured they were just checkin' out the bozo with all the motorcycles adorning his rig :o) ... and then he started tootin' his horn!

First thought in my head was; "Aw hell... what have I broke now that I can't see?" When I looked over the driver started hollerin' out his passenger window, but over the road noise of those diesels... my artillery ears couldn't make sense of what he was shoutin'... 

... so he tried a couple more times... and between reading his lips... and straining my ears... it finally got through... "I Read Your Blog!" :o) 

He sent me a message later via the facebook do hickey... that they were on a trip from South Carolina to Yellowstone... and were on their way home... He'd spotted the old flatbed dodge pullin' a "White" trailer... with TWO bikes... and "Had to speed up to see the Driver"... :o)

Now, think about this... they go all that way... thousands of miles... and our paths manage to cross in that little piece of highway we share for just a very little while... and he recognizes my old rig and manages to shout a "How Do" across the highway... What are the odds?

THAT, was pretty cool! :o) and a really nice way to soften a genuinely stressful day...

We are...

Wandering and Hunting Shining Times... 
Somewhere in the West
Brian


13 comments:

gumo said...

Congratulations on your final departure!

Best wishes for happy travels and even happier trails!

Carpe diem!

Wandrin said...

This has been one very long saga to get to this point. Welcome to nomadic travel. May all your days be sunny.

Cindy said...

Yeehaw..on the road!!Congratulations!!

Cindy and Walker

judysquiltsandthings said...

Bravo! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are on your way! Best wishes for a long and enjoyable wandering. We'll be right behind you in a couple of weeks:) If you get down to the Aransas Pass, TX area, look us up. Safe travels to you both:)

Snackmaster and Jan

Diana said...

Congrats on finally getting on the road! It will take a while to calm down and enjoy the lifestyle. So funny about the guy on the road - I had a similar experience yesterday, and it always amazes me. Happy travels!

Anonymous said...

Glad you have finally been able to leave. Don't worry about the taxes -- we always have ours prepared by a CPA by mail. we mail him "stuff" and we get back our returns wherever we are. He can electronically "sign" your return.
And one small suggestion... reverse the ladder .. the wind will then push it down rather tha up. Wind can really play havoc with a ladder. I would also use one cable tie rather than all stretchies. Ernie

Myrddin said...

YYEEAAAAAAA!!!!! Now all you have to do is spend a couple of weeks in the boonies getting your mind clear!!!!

Congrats,

Jim

NOLA's Lost Son said...

Congrats & I probably would have chased you down to say hi as well :)

David said...

There will come a time when you realize that there is no debtor's prison and canibalism is against the law. You also will wake up one morning and realize you are truly free. That is an awesome experience.
Congrats on "The Leaving".
For grins, if you come down I-25, about 50 miles so. of Albuquerque is the KIVA RV park and Horse motel. Very neat and clean, reasonable in price. It is also an animal rescue. I think you and the owner, Bob, would hit it off.

Anonymous said...

Once your on the road a few days the old way of life will seem so far away! A polished grin will appear and there you will know you made it! Don't forget you have a bathroom behind you..I still forget and find myself holding it!? ;) Now you have your life in your hands enjoy it! Safe travels. BiLL

bobbie said...

Giddyup Cowboy

Anonymous said...

hoo-rah!!!

A nice long sit in a boondock spot away from it all will clear all the miseries away.

YOU DID IT!!! And now for a gentle reminder - You are a VERY lucky man to have such a good woman beside you.