First, amazing pictures!Originally Posted by kcowyo
First, amazing pictures!Originally Posted by kcowyo
Last edited by Dave; 08-22-2006 at 02:36 AM.
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Man, you are in the midst of a gift my friend, a real gift. I'm glad to see you are taking full advantage.This was some deep **** that forced me to reexamine several things in my life. You've heard of that pop psychology craptacular book Chicken Soup for the Soul? This would be more like River for the Soul.
Also, you need to get a kayak or canoe to hit these beautiful lakes you keep seeing.
KC, you lucky SOB. haha
A week from this wednesday and my camper arrives. I'll only be able to take weekend trips (work and school hinder anything longer) but I'm definitely knowing where I'm going!
If ya swing through bozeman, give me a heads up!
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TJM T-15 with 55 watt HID Lightforce 240's
Sonoran Steel front lift
Alcan rear springs
Fourwheel "Eagle Shell" camper, deep cycle battery 1000 watt inverter, stove, shower, recovery gear, etc.
"Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been" -Jimmy Buffett
Thanks again. I feel humbled and in awe of your journey. Add to the fact that you are sharing this amazing experience with us.
My sincere and heartfelt thanks.
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KC, Man, I am there with you in Glacier, seeing as we just went through there!! I loved that part of Montana, the lakes are sooo stunning. And the Huckleberry Bearclaws at Polebridge are the BEST! I am still working those off at the gym
Long term road trips really have a way of bringing truth into your life and soul. Can't wait to turn around and the hit the road again!
Look forward to more of your great adventures and pictures
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[QUOTE=kcowyo] This would be more like River for the Soul. Actually this past week was more like "Twilight Zone meets Big Fish" with Tim Burton in the directors chair.....
That sounds like quite a trip, love the description and the photos continue to illustrate the adventure.
Sounds like the road really did rise to meet you!
I agree and hope that neither stops coming.Originally Posted by BajaTaco
"I'm ahead of the game and can afford to take chances." --Theodore Roosevelt
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Wow! So many kind comments and things to consider. A few comments I did want to try to to reply to -
Hey....wait a minute... Darren, should I be offended by your comment?Originally Posted by Darren
Well it's been meat-n-potatoes on the menu all week then. The fires and smoke have forced me to change plans several times over the past week. Everywhere it has been one burning, smokey haze after another. I haven't seen this much smoke since the Dead played Dark Star at Hampton in '89.Originally Posted by articulate
It's lines like the meat-n-taters line (and particularly the three hole punch) that has earned you the nickname. Definitely one of my favorite scribes and I'm almost glad you're not here with me or I could just see us in hysterical fits of laughter, driving right off a cliff.
Thanks for all of the kind words Allen. I'm so glad you speak my language. Can't wait to tell you about Polebridge in person. Hope you had a safe trip to Reno!Originally Posted by flywgn
Actually I'm thinking of starting a therapy group. I've got your seat saved already, right up front. Better bring Jonathan too.....Originally Posted by pskhaat
I'm happy to share it with everyone here, plus everyone at home is too busy telling me why I (read: they) can't or shouldn't be doing a trip like this. One gal friend, with a $150K mortgage, 2 ATV's, 2 snowmobiles, a new Tundra and a baby told me, somewhat snidely before I left, "You know, you're not as free as you think you are." I just nodded and thought, "Yeah, but I'm free-er than yooouuu...."Originally Posted by blupaddler
Mmmmm... bearclaws......arrrgghhhOriginally Posted by desertgirl66
Those damn things tasted so good they made my tongue erect!
As usual, dg is right on with her comments. There is a very good reason desertdude wrote such a nice tribute about her in his Alaskan blog. Wish I could have caught up with the dude and his good-vibe girl in MT. Soon enough I suppose....
I've got to download and resize some pics, but I should have an update from the road ready by later this evening. Thanks again to everyone for the comments and compliments!
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recommended reading - Into the Story by David Maraniss
I don't know how I missed this thread...but I'm glad I found it. Echoing everyone else - beautiful pics and great narrative...you should write the next "Blue Highways"!!! I'm serious...I think you could do it and it would be a bestseller (think $$$$$$) thanks, dude. Hey, if you're still on the road next week(after Labor Day) and thinking of heading south, would love to have you crash at my southern CA mountain cabin...I think you'd love it...it's an entirely different experience than you would think of re southern Cal (which is probably way down your list)
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