|*Somewhere in Arches National Park*|
|*Along the Rim of Canyonlands National Park*|
I thought we could juuuuuuust squeak by... until the truck broke... which tightened the budget up like a banjo string! :o) ... so... I'm sanding the fat off the budget... trying to fit 9000 miles into a 5000 mile gas tank!
I'll know what I decided... when I look back in September... and see where we went...
Last fall when we stepped off and just left... I was asked by a few curious people; "I thought you were broke? How are you gonna leave? How are you gonna live?"
|*In Arches National Park*|
My answer? "We've got enough to almost make it to the end of the month... with a lil' luck... the store, my websites and the books I'm hawkin' will make enough more as we roll, to keep us going UNTIL the end of the month!"
Now... THAT was a picture I wish I'd been able to take. Their wide eyes pretty much said it all; "Brian! Ya'll are nuts!" :) ... but... you know what? Here it is, something like 7 months later... we're in 'bout the same place dollar wise as when we left... so I guess, holding my head above water, these days, can be considered success!
There's things along the way we'd wished we'd been flush enough to go do/see... and a restaurant or two we passed up that we'd kind of liked to go eat at... rather then eating in camp...
but... when it's all said and done, travelin' slow like we have has been good. Fuel being the biggest expense these days... it is a cost you have some control over... if you don't roll... you don't burn any!
But then... it'd be a real difficult deal... to get through the Yukon... and Alaska... without firing up the cummins... Hmmm... you think one of these Freightliners running by would notice if I swung a rope... and dragged along behind? :o)
I've had a few steers and cows haul me a ways... on the end of a rope! :)
|*Arches Nat Park Sunset*|
Looking back... while Rolling Forward
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