New Lodgings…


Today, I moved to the Arapaho National Forest, where I’ll be staying for a while. I’ve taken a temporary position, working at the Henderson Mill, just outside Silverthorne, Colorado. It’s a six week gig, covering for someone who’s on maternity leave. If you’ve never visited the National Forests of Colorado, you really should. These are some pics I took, along the road up to the mill.



The job lets me off at 4:00 every day, so there will be lots more of them, plus paintings!! I’m so excited to be able to paint, again. If you’ve read my bio, you’ll know that I’m an artist, but I haven’t been working for about three years. Besides earning money for my next long trip, one of the major goals for the next few weeks will be to paint every day. That should bring me back to form, in a hurry.

That’s important, because my next trip will take me to visit my artist friends, Dan Beck (North Carolina) and E. Melinda Morrison (Texas). It’s always a drag when I visit other artists, but cant paint because I’m out of practice. It’s happened more than once.

Dan is one of my best friends. We were introduced by another best, Eldon Warren, who is an impressive artist in his own right. Although we’ve had some rambling and deeply explorative conversations, I honestly don’t remember the first time I met either one of them. When it comes to painting, they both have been tremendously influential and inspiring to me.



On a local note, this is where I had dinner, tonight. If you’re in the Silverthorne area, you should check out Fritangas. I had the Relleno Plato, with both soft and crispy rellenos. It was excellent.

That’s it for this post. Enjoy life, and keep your Go on!



Since the last update, I’ve been able to check all other systems, except hot water. Everything in this thing works! I’m so surprised,  I cant even express it. I have a three burner range, with an oven. There’s even forced air heat. At this point, it seems that the only things that keep it from being drivable, are an ignition switch,  batteries, gasoline, and some tires. Everything else is cosmetic.  Next time I go, I’ll get some pics.


Today, I started an interesting assignment. Denver is a test area for a new piece of equipment from Sprint. It’s an LTE signal booster. You know how you lose your phone signal when you go inside a lot of buildings? The little box is designed to ensure that Sprint customers don’t have that problem. I don’t know how well it works, but it sure is hard to give away.






The camper’s 12 volt systems were checked, today. All the interior lights, fans, and other equipment, work fine. That’s the first major milestone. Next, will be to replace the battery that runs those systems. The current one is done for. After that, we’ll check the 110 systems. Then, the ignition switch has to be replaced. Once that’s done, and we know everything functions, I’ll replace all the fluids. Finally, the tires will have to be replaced. Although they have good tread, there’s no way to tell how old they are. Evidently, they were made before date codes were in use.

Once all of this is done, she should be road worthy. The goal is to have her running by the first of May, when I head to Louisville.  It would be a lot more comfortable than the Stew Wagon. While I love the Wagon, more space would be a bonus on an extended trip.

That’s it for now. Enjoy life, if you can. Keep your Go on.


LinkedIn Articles and a New Project

Lest you think that I’m completely slacking, in the writing department, you should know that February saw two new articles, on LinkedIn. They’re about my personal view of success, and how I got there.

As you look at this photo, you might think that my perspective needs some adjustment. Here’s the thing. The camper is a project. It’s a tool that needs to be restored, or in this case, perhaps, re-imagined. Today, I’ll be checking all the lights, to see which ones need to be fixed. It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’ll have help from others, who understand the plan.

There’s also a long trip on the drawing board. It will take me through many states, and keep me on the road for several weeks. I’m excited to get it going, and will keep you posted, as things develop.

In the meantime, here’s a link to the LinkedIn articles. Enjoy, and keep your Go on.

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