• BLOG 40 — Four Treasures in the US

    The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    By writing ​​this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
    YES—YOU CAN > >
    • Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
    • Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
    • Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
    • Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
    • See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
    • I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
    • Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
    • And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.
    Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life.
    ***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to http://kitsummers.com/blog/
    ***If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog in on my website.
    ***If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.
    ***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
    ***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
    ***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
    ***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!
    I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!
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    The north rim of Grand Canyon National Park
    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
    The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
    Wupatki—Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
    Each unique, amazing and beauteous
    Too much Vegas, too much city. You know how much I like cities—none. So, to the south, I go, first to Costco to fill up on gas, then on the road. As you know, because I go to food banks and eat for cheap, there is not much cost there, my only costs are for fuel (and van repairs.)
    Brand Hunt, I want to thank you again for allowing me at the circus center and spending time.
    The first stop, the town of Mesquite, toward the south. I am liking smaller cities, along with wilderness, of course. Arriving at about 4pm, I will be here for the night.
    I went to a McDonald’s to use their wifi, this place is so nice.
    Over the years McDonald’s has upgraded their fast food shacks much, you may have noticed? This one has wifi, electrical outlets, a maitre d’, waiters, juggling entertainers, a sauna, a bar, a Jacuzzi, a dance floor, a dance band, and free burgers (well, outlets and wifi, anyway.)
    Mesquite is more to the east, you see, my plan is to go to the north rim of the Grand Canyon, somewhere I have not been before. You will learn of it as I do.
    From Mesquite, further south I roam, to even better and more magnificent places.
    Words to inspire you!
    From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential.”
    The power of your brain is phenomenal. You have the power to do things well beyond whatever you could ever imagine.
    Your brain is a vast, largely mysterious source of energy and power; and when used correctly, you do wonders. You can alter your life at any time.
    You can change your reality. We are continually learning new things about the brain and how it works. 
    Because we know so little about how the brain works, many people dismiss the potential of their own mind. When they do limit themselves in this way, they diminish their power and their success in life.
    People often don’t know how to pull up these good thoughts.
    In this book, I will show how you can pull from the deep parts of your mind and take full advantage of your brain to help you go beyond your potential. You can reach the success that you yearn for.
    The more you use your mind for innovative thinking, the better and longer you will be able to use your intellect.
    Some of the most successful people in the world have believed in the power of their mind and tapped into that power to stretch toward their best, bringing inconceivable riches, success and comfortable life. This has been documented in numerous studies.
    Over time, there have been many books and studies on the power of the mind. It still amazes me how little we know about the brain. You have power, learn to release yours.
    What will it take to release the potential of your incredible mind? You must believe, without any reservation, that your mind can fulfill all your desires, dreams and plans.
    This stretching must consume you, taking over all parts of your attention. Emotionally picture yourself having or doing whatever your desire is and you can have anything in life. To help toward this end, you will need to increase your learning and increase your studies.
    In my studies for this book, I learned that our brains are constantly changing and can keep growing with new knowledge all the time. The more you use it, the better your brain will become.
    Allow your mind to take off with your deepest wants and desires in an intense way.
    This intense thinking and confidence must be focused in a way that creates a new world for you.
    History and many books have shown that if you truly reach for the deepest recesses of your thinking you can achieve astounding results. Open your eyes and your mind to examine
    10/26/19—So great to be back on the road. I was actually driving with a smile on my face, as I got through the Vegas traffic and onto fewer cars and fewer lanes. Smiling I am still.
    10/27—I will be here in Mesquite for the day, Sunday. You see, there some food banks that are open tomorrow and I need lettuce, fruit, and vegetables. I will let you know later what is it I am doing.
    I was planning to do some juggling today at a park, as well as go bicycle and unicycle riding, but the winds are strong and cold. So, not today after all.
    Noon and still windy. Today is shower time, so I found a local park where no one would see me and showered up nice and clean. I also cut my hair, use a clipper and cut my head while I bend forward, head upside down, getting all the hairs the same. Never had any complaints about my looks, what do you think?
    Then, since I had a bag-full, off to the laundromat for me, from where I am typing to you right now. Plugged into their electric and using their wifi, I could just move in and live here, yes?
    Now it is 5:27 in the evening and I am feeling, for some reason, very scared and wondering what I am doing. Questioning everything I am, tears feel like they could appear easily. I know I will get through this, but what next? Back and forth I go in my mind.
    10/28—At the library, most of the day, waiting until 3pm when I can get some food. After, I will be on the road toward the north rim of the Grand Canyon, somewhere I had wanted to explore for a long time.
    A full tank of gas, enough food to last me for a few weeks. My portable power station is full when and if I need to charge my battery on my computer, phone, or other electronics. Wish you were here with me, though.
    At times I get a sausage biscuit at McDonald’s in the morning. And/or, get a taco from Taco Bell or a McChicken from McDonald’s for dinner. It is only a buck or two a day, but, I must consume the food that I have on board.
    Off I went, taking I-15 north before I went south. As I was getting away from Las Vegas I hit less and less traffic. Then I came south as I got into St. George, Utah. Getting on 59 south, less and less traffic again. Then, about 5pm I found a dirt road off of 59 where I will be for the night. Very quiet, very dark, I expect a good sleep tonight.
    Looking through my food, it seems that I have too much. Salads and chicken must be eaten, but the canned stuff and some other items can wait. I keep writing about a week-long fast I want to go on, I must stop eating, though. Soon, soon.
    I like where I have turned off for the night. In a canyon off any main roads, just me and the coyotes. I do like it when I don’t have to cover the windows to keep light out, the natural darkness is so nice.
    As I wrote, I am wondering what you think of my writing, I hardly hear from anyone.
    As I already wrote, I am aiming for the north rim of Grand Canyon. Most people go to the south rim, as I have a couple times. I always wanted to go to the north rim, which is higher, on my way, now. There is no direct route to get across the Grand Canyon from rim to rim, I will have to retrace my steps north and then head south.
    Of course, writing to you right now offline on battery power, I do like this. Sitting in my van with the table up, very nice (and, don’t forget my glass of wine.)
    Usually get to sleep between 9 and 10pm. Awakening, often, between 2 and 3am, I get four or five hours of sleep a night. It seems to be enough for me, I function fine. Tonight, though, being away from everything, I should get better sleep (is it really better to sleep more or is it a waste of time?)
    10/29—Last night a cold-spell came in. The winds were to the level of hurricane strength. The van even rocked some with the pushing of the wind. From about midnight to 3am they persisted, no sleep for me. Eventually, I did get some shut-eye, up about six this morning.
    First on the agenda today—I dove into Grand Canyon NP north rim (not literally), so much to see (as you will see from the photos.) I’ve been to the south rim a few times, always wanted to go to the north rim – today was the day! Being here on a Tuesday there is not (or, should that be “are not”?) many people around.
    Take a look >>
    Cold and windy, too. It looks like they are setting up many areas to close down for the winter. Glad I made it on time.
    Surprisingly, there is snow coating parts of the landscape in some areas. But, we are up above 2438 meters (8000 feet).
    Of course, cold it is. Last night I awake quite cold, I got down the other blankets and stayed asleep until about 5:33am, that is a late sleep for me.
    Along with being an amazing canyon, the Grand Canyon National Park is a magical place. Did not see any animals, sad about that.
    After some time at the canyon, I headed south. I had wanted to stay for a few days, but, in that it did become quite cold, I headed south. But, surprises awaited me.
    10/30—Still so pleased with what I saw at the Grand Canyon yesterday, but today was more amazing sites.
    Onward to Glen Canyon—amazing sites, I must say. You might think it is named after, “Glen”, you are wrong. The canyon is named after the lush green growth along the Colorado River and inside canyons. Another fantastic drive.
    See the beauty >>
    Driving south on 89, I slipped into an another amazing canyon. The Vermilion Cliffs I saw (and you will, too.) They just kept going on and on getting better and better. I remember seeing this phenomenon in westerns on TV. Enjoy the photos.
    Take a look at this fantastic video >>
    Then, in route to the city of Flagstaff, I saw a small sign saying, Wupatki National Monument. It was approaching 4 in the afternoon, time to look for somewhere to park for the night.
    I thought the road went in and then I would return on the same road. Yet, it was a 20 mile circle so that I would end up down the road further south.
    Here it is, take a look >>
    I went to the visitor center to learn about this area. Native Americans did much building around here, which is preserved. Pueblos and villages were once plentiful. Until the big volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago.
    There is no campground here, but there is plenty of dispersed camping (which means you park where you can for the night.) I found a lovely place where I can get back on the road easily tomorrow morning. Should be very dark and quiet, I should sleep well tonight, how about you?
    10/31—Very cold last night, that is why I am heading south. As I thought, very quiet and dark my sleep was.
    Drove an amazing drive in Arizona from Flagstaff to Sedona on Highway 89a. As you know, I have driven all over America, this was one of the most scenic and wonderful trips I’ve taken.
    You must watch this >>
    11/1—Right now I am typing to you while sitting in the cold van. You see, my Little Buddy Heater stopped working. I awoke at 2am and I was warm under the covers. Then I turned on the heater and got up after it warmed. Later it stopped working.
    Right now I am soooo cold and have to wait until 8am when Big “O” Tires opens, they will be repairing my van today.
    Another expense, too many, yikes. If I did not have this van I do not know what I would do.
    I just heard, it will be $365.63 to get my breaks back in line. So, I guess that is my rent for the month? You have to remember, I am in a very expensive town, Sedona, Arizona, I believe another car place would be much more expensive.
    This leaves me questioning my life once again. If I lost the van, I would have nowhere to live and I would be homeless. That scares me, much.
    At another library further south in Cottonwood, Arizona. I like this town, too. It is now 1:23 in the afternoon and I believe I will be here for the night.
    Nice how they do not have many lawns in Sedona, more natural landscapes.
    I wrote before, all my life I have been go-go-go. I have to spend more time and explore more. I will be doing that and you will hear results.
    My Challenge for You this Week >>
    Tell three people who are close to you, “I love you”, and mean it.
    Next Blog >> Warmer weather near Tucson here I come!

  • BLOG 39— Warm here in Vegas

    The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    By writing ​​this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
    YESYOU CAN > >

    • Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
    • Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
    • Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
    • Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
    • See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
    • I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
    • Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
    • And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.

    Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life.

    ***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to http://kitsummers.com/blog/
    ***If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog in on my website.
    ***If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.
    ***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
    ***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
    ***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
    ***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!

    I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!

    ********************************************* *********************************************

    In the last blog I was kind of down, sorry for that. I want each of these blogs to uplift you (at least a meter off the ground.) I want you to examine your life and see how you can make things better for yourself.

    Something I have written of before, when you are down and feeling bad, just remember that you will soon be back up and doing great.

    When you are doing excellent, remember that you “might” be back down again—balance is the key. I must remember my own words.

    In my last blog I had written asking if, basically, do you read my blog and does it make a difference in your life. Out of thousands who “can” read my blog, I only heard from a few.

    Yet, it was enough to show me that I do make a difference and my writing does add to people’s lives (yours?); thank you, Jackie, for writing to me. How about you, I would love to hear from you sometime >> kitsummers@gmail.com

    As you know, I have been questioning my living the life that I do. It would be so much easier to just stay in one place and find a way to make it. Then, I watched a YouTube video of a guy making it by himself in the Alaskan wilderness.
    I can find a way.
    Hope you stay with me.

    Words to inspire you!

    From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential” >>>


    Do not just read – TAKE ACTION – starting this moment!

    When you do take action, and it doesn’t matter how old you are; it’s never too late (or too early) to change your life toward the better. Read this series of books to learn how to make changes to feel more fulfilled, happy, and at peace. Read with an open mind to gain ideas to advance your life.

    Take the time to sort through the ideas in this book, pick out what is going to work for you to help you excel – THEN IMPLEMENT! – It must be done for your better life.

    What are your passions, desires, interests, and goals in life? Although these questions may take years to answer, you can start by asking yourself what you want people to think of you and what kind of heritage you want to leave behind. The following question applies to all parts of your life.

    How would you like you to be described and remembered by others?

    Figure out whether or not your lifestyle is associated with your personal principles. Chances are your life and your values disagree at times. Take some time to discover how you can merge the two. This comfort will bring a lasting relationship.

    What could you be doing differently to help you reach your life direction?

    Getting on to the bigger things, maybe you want to consider changing your career, changing your school, changing where you live, and/or changing the way you manage your time and money. This goes along with any and all relationships you have.

    You can improve your relationships. No matter your income or how huge your undertakings are, you will not be able to enjoy your success if you don’t have others to share this success with. Connect and bring on more friendships to add to your life.

    Work on your relationships you already have. Spend quality time with loved ones, and be kind toward them – understanding and caring for them. If you have been ignoring or arguing with a loved one, then dedicate some time to bring back the relationship.

    You must be willing to change and even admit that you were wrong.

    Make fresh, meaningful dealings with others. If you are lonely, get out there and meet people! You will have to stop waiting around for others to approach you. Take matters into your own hands, take control, and get down to business.

    Bring on social situations, join discussions, and always have a smile on your face. This is a fabulous way to attract other people, yet, you just don’t want to be too comfortable.

    Yes, don’t be too comfortable. Often people get stuck in the comfort of familiarity in their routine. Regardless of their fear of change, people need variety to have a happy life. You should practice this on a daily basis as well as on a larger scale later.

    To start, try to do something you’ve never done before – every single day. Bring variety into your life, you will be happier. Go to a movie you’ve never been to, talk that person you haven’t, eat something new and different, and so on.

    Along with the above, start a new hobby, juggle something you haven’t before or travel to a new place, try a new sport. Push yourself above and beyond what you normally do; try new things. Run an extra mile, take a new trail while hiking, learn that new song on your instrument and explore new artistic styles.

    Live your life with passion now and always!

    Learn to live in the current moment. The best way you feel more contented about your life is to stop living in the past and bring to an end your worrying about the future. I could never go back to the juggling I once did. I’ve learned to change with the changes to help get through difficult situations.

    Speaking of hard situations, if you suffer from depression and/or anxiety, it’s probably because you are looking at the past with anguish and seeing the future with troubled eyes and neglecting the present moment. If you find yourself constantly dwelling on the past, try the following exercise:

    First, admit to the memory and how it makes you feel. If it was a recent occurrence and you feel the need to scream or cry, then let it out. Consider writing of the event in a journal or talk about it with a loved one or a friend.

    Once you have suitably grieved the memory, you have to admit to yourself that the past is over, and nothing can undo it. As an alternative of being upset that it happened, be grateful that it is over, and your life will go on. Keep in mind that things always could have been worse and even worse than that. The next time you might goes back to that thought, acknowledge the memory, be appreciative that it is over, and let it go again.

    This is a great way to get through change.

    While it is not possible to forget the past totally, people often focus on negative or disturbing memories rather than on your positive ones (as I have continued to think about mine now and then.) Take time to consider all the good that have happened to you in the past. Even start a list of the good, which can help.

    Have a positive outlook. No matter what you have, what happens, who you’re with, or where you are, your perception of your situations is more important than the circumstances themselves.



    10/18/19—As I was leaving Winnemucca (still love that name), I went south on small roads, to Battle Mountain and then Austin, Nevada. Further I went, and at about 4pm I looked for a place I could park for the night. I almost set up to stay on a dirt road off the main road, but I thought it still too early.

    A little ways further I came upon Bob Scott Campground (who’s Bob anyway) in Humboldt-Taiyabe National Forest. Only one other vehicle here, the way I like it. I expect a cold night, so I prepared my bedding with a few extra blankets.

    My GPS has been malfunctioning. It will turn off for awhile, then on again. One time it went off for quite awhile. I had to resort to doing like in the old days, using a physical map to find my direction.

    I had become so dependent on my GPS it was scary. Currently it is working a-OK, I will see how much it would be for a new one from Costco when I get to Vegas.

    For dinner, all from food banks, a salad with Romaine, tomatoes and broccoli, chili on a roasted garlic flat bread, Quite delicious, all for free. I keep picking up more food, even went to a bank in Winnemucca and got some items.

    I had wanted to do another fast (and I would do it really quick), yet I keep acquiring more food. And, when I get down to Las Vegas I expect I will go and eat with friends. I must discipline myself and stop eating (at least for a week.)

    10-19—What a find! Need I tell you, I came upon a magnificent area, “The Spring Mountains”. I had been seeing much desert, so I did not expect much. As I went up in elevation from about 3,000 to 8,000 feet, things got better and better.

    Stayed in Kyle Canyon Campground, what a great spot. Dinner was Romaine lettuce with fresh cut red onion and tiny tomatoes. For the main course it was a can of chili with more of the onions. Scrumptious.

    I knew there would be no wood for the campfire in the area because it was already scavenged, so I got my van and drove off site. There I picked up plenty of firewood for an evening fire and morning fire the next day.

    In the morning I’ve always used my stove to heat water for tea and cook. This day I used the fire and grill instead. Turned out great. By the way, do you know that pine needles make great fire starter?

    Take a look at this fabulous forest >>

    As before, this food all came from the food bank. Like I wrote before, normally you buy a bunch of food and let in lay around for a week or two before you consume it. This is no different. The Romaine lettuce, I just peeled off the outside leaves and I got to eat the heart of the Romaine, the best part.

    Of course, right now I am typing to you offline on battery power, the way I like it (and you do too, remember?) Have you used LibreOffice, it is much better than word or other programs—and it’s free, to boot.

    So, the GPS stopped working. As I was exiting the campground I did not know which way to go; I depend too much on my GPS.

    It was morning and I knew the sun would be toward the east, so that was direction. Also, I had maps of the area to go off of, so I was alright.

    Did some hiking and exploring, a very nice area and good time.

    10/20—Relief, much better. I drove into Vegas and went to, with hand written directions and asking, found a Pep Boys auto repair. I knew they could check my alignment and fix my GPS problem.

    When I was showing the mechanic about the GPS, I saw that part of the connection had broken off and was in the GPS. I am thinking this is what had shorted the GPS.

    It’s been a few days. I parked behind a building and showered how I do. Feels much better to be clean, of course.

    Currently at Taco Bell on their free wifi, the two tacos tasted good, too. I remember, Vegas is 24 hour traffic. I will go to a residential area to find a quiet place where I can sleep, hoping I can find such a place.

    10/21—Slept well, off and on. Road my unicycle for awhile. It is hard because I do not very good control of my right foot. So, when my foot is not positioned right, it is hard to move it to a better place on the peddle. I did ride alright, though.

    Things are still hard in my mind, seeing a future and where I will fit in.

    10/22—Warm in Vegas, that’s a good thing. I know there is wilderness nearby, yet, I have to get the van fixed, first. More front end work—yikes. The alignment can’t be set right until these things are fixed. I am looking at about seven hundred bucks, which I don’t have.

    10/23—Today I spent the afternoon with Vladik and his two young daughters. We met many years ago when he was still quite young and his parents were excellent performers. He went on to aim toward magnificence with his performing.
    Here is Vladik –

    Skilled in many areas beyond juggling, he is into so many things. A great golfer, having rental properties, he can fix anything. Such a tremendous family he has, too.

    Even while performing at the show in Las Vegas he is able to take breaks to travel the world performing in other countries.

    Of course, over the years I have wondered where I could have gone with my juggling if I did not have the accidents. You have to remember, I was a “real” juggler for only about six years, in that short time I got to a high level in the juggling skill.

    So happy for Vladik, and, of course, there is a jealousy.

    I was feeling good, so I went out to try my hand a juggling. At this point I can barely juggle 3 clubs, I was really trying, too. It almost made me start crying, I’ve lost so much, when I was at such a high level in the past.

    In looking at my life, I said to myself (sorry for the language), “What the fuck am I doing with my life?” How can I motivate or inspire you if I can’t do it for myself? My life seems to be going no where, and quickly at that.

    10/24—This morning I met with my old friend Dick Franco. I first met Dick in 1976 when I was just beginning juggling. He showed me what was possible and I took it to the limit.

    He had come to San Diego to practice his juggling in the nice weather before he started his first tour with a circus. He also did some street performing with Bob Rosenberg, another excellent juggler.

    Need I tell you, I got heavily inspired by watching Dick and Bob and took to my juggling like a monkey takes to a banana.

    Dick went on to have a magnificent career as a performing juggler, touring all over the world. Here is a classic video of Dick >>

    Of course, when first met him I was only 15 or 16, he seemed soooo much older than me, but he is only seven years older. At this point he tells me he is retired and not juggling much anymore.

    Yet, he buys and sells classic cars and also homes, so he still keeps quite busy. He has lead a charmed life traveling the world and performing.

    10/25—Right now I am writing to you from Firestorm auto repair, the van needs some things fixed. The price today will be about $400. Yet, I see this as paying rent, in that I live and travel in the van.

    Four hundred thirty bucks later and I feel much better about my home-on-wheels. The GPS is behaving, too. I’ve been in Las Vegas too long, I must get out to the wilderness. One more night here and then south.
    To where?
    I have no clue.
    Any ideas?


    My Challenge for You this Week >>

    Remember that thing you keep putting off (or more than one), well, this week (TODAY) get this feat down. Once you start it will become easy, just start.


    Next Blog >> There are many wilderness areas all around Las Vegas. This week I will get out to a few, I think you will like.

  • BLOG 38—Heading toward the south, toward the warmth.

    The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    By writing ​​this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
    YESYOU CAN > >

    • Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
    • Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
    • Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
    • Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
    • See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
    • I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
    • Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
    • And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.

    Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life.

    ***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to http://kitsummers.com/blog/
    ***If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog in on my website.
    ***If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.
    ***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
    ***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
    ***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
    ***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!

    I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!

    ********************************************* *********************************************

    Words to inspire you >>

    Learn to count on yourself.

    No one knows you better.

    No one can help you better than you.


    My daily jottings >>

    10/12/19Last night I went to church! Actually, I slept in a church parking lot. I knew it would be quiet and I would not be disturbed, which is how it turned out. 

    10/13Not traveling now, so not a lot to write about. Yet, I just found out that my repaired computer will be in tomorrow! I am so happy to be able to get back on the road again. 

    To the south I go, are you somewhere between Oregon and New Mexico? I would love to stop by for a visit, let me know.

    I was thinking that, with computers and internet, libraries were going down. But, right now, on a Sunday, the library in Sandy, Oregon is quite full of people reading, studying and using computers (as I am), so great to see. 

    10/14—FINALLY GOT MY COMPUTER BACK! Now life can go on and go forward. Stuck in Portland was difficult for me, that would be for any city.

    As I was going east out of Portland I stopped by Multnomah Falls, always nice to see. I went as a youth, and then a couple years ago as Tina and I were passing through.

    Take a look >>

    While driving on I-84 going east, I stopped at the library in The Dalles. Libraries all over America are so well set up for me to work on the Blog in a comfortable way.

    I used to aim for McDonald’s for their free WiFi, but I am finding that libraries offer much more. Like I wrote before, I am seeing that the libraries are very populated, a good thing.

    Along with free wifi, there are electrical outlets where I can plug in for power. Also, most libraries have a “family bathroom”, a room on its own where I can get naked and get totally clean, my way of showering when I need.

    10/15—At a library all morning on computer. Then I hit the road. Along the way, I saw >>

    I knew they would have a shower, so I did, it’s been a few days, I feel nice and clean now. Also, they had drinking water available, so I filled some containers and am very happy.

    Stopped at a McDonald’s to use their wifi. I decided to get a McChicken sandwich. Now too long ago they were a buck, here I paid $2.50, yikes. But, I see it as my renting their wifi and I was able to plug into the electric, too.

    I got tired of just driving on my freeways, I am now traveling back roads going south. There is no rush to get anywhere, I think I will like this better. I will let you know . . .

    On the drive, I drove down loooonnng straight roads, amazing.

    10/16—So, there I was driving at 4am in the dark down to the town of John Day. Suddenly, after going around a turn, I hit a deer that I did not see. It shocked and scared me.

    Poor deer.

    I kept driving, but knew my van was impacted in a bad way. The grill was damaged, I had to put the headlight and signal light back in with duct tape. And, the bumper, yikes. It got bent in some so it hits the tire when I turn a certain way.

    I had passed a body shop on my way and he was just arriving. I let Jeb know that I did not have money, but needed his help. The bumper was hit and needed to be pulled out. He got in his truck, hooked up a chain, and pulled.

    The van is alright to drive once again.

    After spending the day in the town of John Day, mainly a the library, I’ve gone south to the forests.

    In driving along, for a moment I looked over the side and thought how easy it would be to drive off and pass-away. I hardly ever wear my seat-belt, after all.

    Once again, it made me question my life and where I was going, what I was doing.

    After hitting the deer earlier and thinking more about my life, I am not seeing forward momentum.
    What am I living for?
    Just to write words to you?
    Hardly ever even hear back from anyone, after all, am I wasting my time?

    Found a campground and built a fire, drinking a Corona, back to the environment which I like. I am the only one in the whole campground, lucky me.

    I have a lot of food that I got from food banks, but, I feel like I want to stop eating again. Last time my fast lasted for four days, this next time I will go for a least a week. I wonder how it would be to starve to death?

    In tending to the fire I burnt the hair off the back of my hands, again. A fire death would hurt too much. Yet, I also grabbed a log and it was still smoldering, hurt my hand much. Yes, a fire death would be too painful.

    I write about death and dying, yet, that is not a path I am on. I live my life for my daughters, April and Jasmine, and my sister, Sandy. No one else seems to care.

    People seldom talk about their own death, which is coming for us all. Are you accomplishing what you want to before your demise?

    Having no belief in any of the Gods, I will miss nothing when I die. When it comes, it does, nothing anyone can do. The hope of a God and heaven is nice, but simply not there.

    Why does the smoke from the fire always come toward me, wherever I am. The fire is blowing ash all over my computer. But, who am I to complain? I guess I’m Kit.

    For dinner, I had one of the things a got at a food bank, a Lunchables. Actually, I was quite good, Ham and cheddar and crackers and cookies—yum. On my second beer, too.

    Almost six pm, already night shade is coming down. Quiet has also enveloped the area. So, I bid you a good night. I hope I sleep better, I’ve only been maintaining a three or four-hour sleepy time, but that is life. Goodnight.

    10/17—Rain overnight, so no morning fire. To the south I continue, toward warmth.

    I had wanted to go for a bike ride and unicycle ride today—too rainy. Hopefully, soon it will happen.

    Still heading south, just over the border into Nevada, I came into the town of Denio, NV. A small town of about 30 in the main town, then, as I am told by the librarian, there are also many ranched around.

    Right away I saw the sign for the library and popped right in. One young librarian named Hanna, was the only one there. I am the only customer in the small library, and may be the only one here all day. The hours are only 9am to 1pm, so I did not stay long.

    On down the road and into Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Buena Vista Overlook. Not much to see, the plains of America are not that interesting.

    Amazing the GPS even tracks these small dirt roads into the parks and such.

    I was trying to get into Malheur National Forest, GPS showed me a very questionable dirt road to go down, and it would be 7 miles to the park. I didn’t want to take a chance, did not even look like many went down there. So I chickened out and turned around.

    Went down to Minnemucca (I like the name), which is in Nevada, and I am now in their library.

    For some reason I am cold and scared right now, not sure why. Trying to decide which direction to aim. I think toward Salt Lake City, I want to have someone check the van since I hit that deer. Once again, poor dear deer.

    Changed my mind, SLC would not be south, so I am pointed at Las Vegas now.

    It would help if you wrote to me >>

    My Challenge for You this Week >>
    Work toward making three new friends this week.


    Next Blog >>
    Will be posting from down in Las Vegas.

    No, I don’t gamble.

  • BLOG 37—Hangin’ out in Portland

    The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
    YESYOU CAN > >

    • Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
    • Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
    • Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
    • Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
    • See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
    • I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
    • Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
    • And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.

    Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life.

    ***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to http://kitsummers.com/blog/
    ***If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog in on my website.
    ***If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.
    ***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
    ***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
    ***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
    ***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!

    I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!

    ********************************************* *********************************************

    As you might have noticed, in the last blog I was very sad and it showed in my words. I am writing this to inspire and pick your life up. So, often I forget my own words, such as >>

    When you are at the dead-end you have to force yourself to remember that you will soon be back up again and joyfully happy. When you are on top of the world and everything is superb, remember that you “might” be back down again.

    Balance is the key. Find a place between these two and you will never be depressed again.

    Although I am not currently traveling, I am feeling much better this week. But, my blood pressure remains high, so I take the drug, which I do not like to do.

    My computer repair should be finished in the next few days, then to the south I go, to the warmth. It’s great to be able to just pick up and travel when I want or need.

    Again, I must apologize for my last post, I had been very down and sad, I should not have written while in that mood. I want to words to inspire you and bring you joy in your life. I hope I have been able to do that.

    Yet, I wouldn’t know, I hardly hear from anyone. How about you, will you connect with me and let me know about you? I am hoping this will be a back-and-forth dialog, please do?

    So, I just sent off my latest blog to you two hours ago. After, I went searching and found a campground, so nice it is. Everything is so green and lovely in Oregon, with bird sounds, too. Another sound here is the local highway—yuck—but, I know the noise will be less and less as nightfall comes.

    After traveling down the coast, I was thinking about my return to the Portland area. I could go up the coast as I did coming down. I’m sure I would see even more delightful sights. Yet, I have done the coast and I must explore other areas. I am guessing you will find out tomorrow what route I took.


    Words to inspire you >>

    During the last week or two, I have been quite down. Part is because I am stuck on one place until my computer repair is finished, part medical, part seeing a bleak future. I must remember, we are each responsible for our thoughts and actions. Today I am looking for and finding good, I must remember that we direct our thoughts, we can’t let our thoughts direct us.


    My daily jottings >>

    10/4/19—Dinner was delicious. First I put together a salad with lettuce, broccoli and tomatoes. Then, I cooked up some rice and added some of that buffalo style chicken like I had last night. These are items I got from one of the food banks. So, good food at no cost.

    6:44 now, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. But, I lied, the sun never goes down. We on earth rotate away from the sun—that big yellow ball always stays in the same spot. Oh, I lied again, the sun is always moving, as we move with it. And what a fun ride it is!

    As you would know, I am typing this offline on battery power, I do like it this way.

    10/5—To the coast, I go
    Have to wait for my computer to be repaired, why stay in the Portland area? To the west I go . . .

    As you might have been able to tell from my last blog post, I was feeling quite depressed and upset about life. I am writing this blog to inspire “you” and add to “your” life as you make things better and better.

    Simon West
    Overnight after I published the last post I heard from my friend, Simon, in Australia. He basically let me know how much I helped him with his juggling, his performing, and his life when I was down in Australia. This made me feel much better, thank you so much, Westy. Seems that I have helped many, I must remember that. Here is Simon >>


    On the coast
    Found a place to park that is right on the water. Being Sunday, many are showing up to bike or walk. I like to get out and meet people and present myself in a fun way when I can. I will be taking the bike off the van soon and go for a ride.

    (Yes, that’s Kit’s head there.)

    The writing style?
    I’ve written this way in some of my books. I title each paragraph so you know toward what you will be reading. What do you think, do you like?

    The Ocean
    Came down to South Beach State Park. They keep this place very nice. I went down to the ocean, but, too cold to go in. Nice to walk around on the sand.

    Shower times
    It’s been a few days, I shower when I can. After the ocean, when I walked back up there is a water faucet about a meter and a half off the ground, yes, shower time. To prepare I go with a washcloth already soaped up with a shampoo/body wash. It is near the van, so I did not even bring a towel. Feel nice and clean.

    The wonders of Oregon
    Watch this video about this amazing state.

    Had a dream last night that I started a romance with my friend Daniel Powell’s sister (he only has brothers.) The love was clean and wonderful. I do miss being in a relationship – much.

    The Beauty
    The drive along the Oregon coast will always stand out in my mind in brilliance. If you ever have the chance to take this drive – you must.
    Here is more on Oregon >>

    10-7 through 10-11When?
    As you know, I continue to await my computer repair. So, in the Portland/Gresham area for a time. Looking forward to getting back on the road again.

    Where to stay?
    Last night was spent in a residential area. There was a long row of tall hedges that I parked on the side of, this hide the van. The quiet was very silent, nice that way.

    Having a hard time today, very lonely. I am back in the Portland area awaiting my computer, they are waiting for a part for it. Just last week I was so happy to be traveling through the coasts of Oregon, do you like the photos?

    I had a crescent that I picked up at a food bank, along with a stick of butter. Yet, I like my crescent toasted, what was I to do? Then I figured out to put some butter in my fry pan and toast up the crescent that way. It was delicious.

    Time to spend not time to waste.
    Your time should be precious to you. Make sure you do what pleases you, always. For me, traveling, seeing new things and meeting new people is fabulous.

    So Lovely
    Driving down Oregon Coast Highway with a beautiful ocean off to my right and Sisulan National Forest to my left. The scenery is beyond words.

    A nice change
    A clear and sunny day today.
    A nice change, it has been so rainy and cold.

    Where to go?
    So, I had a couple of days until my computer will be back, why stay in the city and wait? Mt Hood, being so close, was waiting for my arrival. I arrived in the general area at about 5:15 pm. Guess what time it is – TACO TIME!

    The place for the night
    I took a side road off of the main drag, then I found a turnoff with nothing, so here I am for the night. The big taco was delicious. I pulled down yet another blanket for the cold tonight, my covers should keep me toasty warm.

    The joy of camping
    Funny, some people plan and make time for their vacation—to go camping. I camp every night—and I love it!

    10/11—Up to Mount Hood with me.
    After seeing Mt. Hood from down in the area my sister Sandy lives in, I had to make the journey up here.
    I left in the evening for the 50 drive, found a turn-off the main road where I could sleep.

    Taco time
    I had just finished making a delicious taco when a truck pulled up. A guy got out and came up to the van and said, “Can I help you?” People sometimes say this when they can’t think of anything better to say, such as, “What are you doing on my land?”

    The answer
    Of course, my answer was, “Help me with what?” We spoke more words and he
    said the land belongs to his friend and he watches over it. I asked if I could stay and he said he would ask his friend. I heard nothing more and slept well.

    Still waiting for my computer repair, but why stay in the Portland area, Mt. Hood is only about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away, so away I went. At about 7:30 am I arrived at Timberline Lodge of Mt. Hood. Much snow around, I like it here.

    A few chipmunks around
    They don’t have much to eat, I gave them some food. 

    The drive up
    While driving up, I unfocused my eyes momentarily and the lights outside raced past me in a brilliant phantasmagoria. At times, because I go to so many places, I lose track of where I am, takes some thinking and realization.

    My video
    Received this as a comment on my video from Lisa Tsuda yesterday, made me feel better >> “World famous..🌷” Not sure what she meant, but nice.

    Libraries are good
    At a library now preparing this blog to be published for you now. Libriries have all I need to get the blog out, very nice.

    Contact me
    Remember, let me know what you think of this writing style. I’ll be writing to you from further south next week.


    My Challenge for You this Week >>
    Get back to that exercise routine you have been putting off.


    Next Blog >> Written from warmer climates, you will see.

  • Blog 36 – We have a constant choice, choose joy

    The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
    YESYOU CAN > >

    • Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
    • Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
    • Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
    • Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
    • See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
    • I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
    • Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
    • And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.

    Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life.

    ***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to http://kitsummers.com/blog/
    ***If you are reading this through Facebook, my better blog in on my website.
    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.
    ***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
    ***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
    ***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
    ***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!

    I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!

    ********************************************* *********************************************

    Words to inspire you >>

    1. Accomplish

    “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

    Muhammad Ali

    • “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”

    Abraham Lincoln

    • “Here I am . . . wanting to accomplish something and completely forgetting it must all end—that there is such a thing as death.”

    Leo Tolstoy

    2. Action

    “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

    Thomas Jefferson

    • “The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.”

    Tony Robbins

    3. Ambition

    “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

    Bill Bradley

    • “Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.”

    Frank Tyger

    • “A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.”

    Marcus Aurelius

    4. Believe

    “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”

    David Joseph Schwartz

    • “Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”

    Roy T. Bennett

    “Believing in yourself is not for you; it’s for every person who has touched your life in a significant way and for every person your life will touch the same way five minutes from now, or five centuries from now.”

    Jaye Miller

    5. Clarity

    “Clarity precedes success.”

    Robin Sharma

    • “A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.”

    Steve Maraboli

    • “Clarity affords focus.”

    Thomas Leonard


    My daily jottings >>

    9/19/19—Every time I start on a brand new week of blog writing, I never know how the week will set up and what I will be doing. I sort of like it that way. I can go forward and “make” things happen so that I can add to the words I send to you.

    Medical issues—My sister, Sandy, has been checking my blood pressure and it’s been high. In fact, the first time she checked it was at 178/100, which, I heard, was quite high. She took me immediately to a clinic and they put me on a medication that has been helping, but it is still high.

    The thing is, I am not caring much about high blood pressure – if I die, I die.

    Then, through my insurance, I’ve been able to go once a year to get my teeth checked and cleaned. I did that this week, with x-rays, too. I found out https://mainstreetdentalgresham.com/ was on my plan.

    The dentist, Dr. Seth Monson, saw that I had an infected tooth that needed to be removed – yikes! I stayed that day and, through the most pain I have ever experienced, the tooth was out of my mouth.

    Some years ago I needed a few dental procedures done, I went to two dentists and found out the cost would be about ten thousand dollars. Then, living so close to Tijuana, I thought I might be able to find someone good down there.

    I found Dr. Bartell, who did the work for one-tenth the price, around $1,000. So, I will be needing two tooth implants to make my mouth whole again. Here he is, take a look >>

    They speak English as good or better than I do and were a delight to work with. I have to wait six months for the pulled tooth area to heal, so, being completely mobile, I will be down there. You see, I am in the Portland area now and it is getting cold.

    If you have expensive dental work you need to be done, contact Dr. Bartell. For the prices he charges it might be worth it to fly down to San Diego and cross over the border to get the work done — YOU WILL SAVE MONEY!

    JUGGLING—Today I went to https://www.portlandjugglers.org/ There were two rooms where they were juggling, a large number of jugglers were there. I walked around and only knew a few jugglers.

    I talked with the person who was setting up workshops and offered to present two workshops. I’ve worked with hundreds of jugglers in the past to help them move up to a higher level. Today I was told that all the workshop spots were already full and they could not fit me in.

    I saw an old friend doing a workshop and offered my ideas and help to make his workshop even better, he denied me.

    So, there I was, a non-juggler (used to be a world-record holder in juggling) seeing a bunch of jugglers who might need my help. I went up and helped a few to learn tricks they were working on. I just felt like I do not fit in with jugglers anymore, so, after an hour, I left.

    Life can be frustrating–As I was driving away I cried, thinking of the loss of my juggling, recent loss of Tina, and the loss of so many things in my life.

    I had been upset already in the last few days and wondering what the future might hold for me. Depression had set in. I questioned if life was worth living at this point. I’ve had great times, mixed in with terrible times. I have helped many people, too.

    When I don’t want to live anymore I think of my daughters, April and Jasmine, and that brings me back from the brink.

    9-30—Getting cold in Portland, time to head south. I have a warm sleepy bag and can wear warm clothes to sleep, so I can go down to the freezing point and still be alright. Last night I slept in a residential area, very quiet. I found out later that it did get down to the freezing point—burr.

    In the morning I went to a McDonald’s to get on their free WiFi; I was there when they opened at 5am. Soon some homeless men came in to get out of the cold. One guy was sitting at a table across from me and seemed to have a lot of trouble with his movements and his nerves.

    He had bought a breakfast sandwich and had a coffee. He had all his possessions with him, just a small bag of stuff. I went over and gave him a five-dollar bill, I hope he uses it right to help him. I wanted to help more but did not see how.

    I’ve written before if anyone is homeless, why would they be up north where it is so cold. They should save up and buy a bus ticket to get south where it is warmer. I am so glad I have my home with me all the time.

    For the warmth, through the morning more and more of the homeless came in with their life possessions in tow, such a small bag on wheels. They came to get out of the cold and buy breakfast.


    The reason I am hanging out in the Portland area is that I had brought my computer to Best Buy to fix a repair that they had done recently. So, in the cold for, perhaps, another week, then to the south I go.

    Seeing that homeless it reminded me about food banks. These places have free food for who needs it. I was in need, so I went to a few. These are food items that might be slightly beyond their expiration date, but still good to eat. And, their cans of food from stores that might have too much.

    Normally, you might go to the store and by eatable items, then you bring them home, where they could sit for one or two weeks before being eaten. So, there really is no difference. All the food is very clean and safe.

    10-1—Parked last night in an apartment complex to sleep, I have also parked in motel parking lots. These places are usually very quiet, people go to sleep and that is it.

    This morning I awoke at 1:30am. My mouth was hurting from the tooth that got extracted last week, I was cold, and had to pee. Yet, I just laid there, I knew it would be very cold when I got out from under the covers. Eventually, I took care of matters and then laid back down.

    Yet, I knew that I would not get back to sleep. Then dark thoughts started entering my mind. And, the area was very quiet, but my mind was quite noisy.

    Some years ago I was riding my bike slowly, and suddenly I fell to the side and hit my head—YES, another one of my accidents. I’ve always had full control of riding a bike or a unicycle, so I was surprised at what happened.

    Then it started—the ringing in the ears—tinnitus. As I researched and learned that this noise would be in my head for the rest of my life, I got sad. This morning it is strong, more pain in my life which I do not need right now.

    I lay-ed in bed until about 3am, them I came to the conclusion that I was up for the day. So, with a McDonald’s within two miles, off I went. I can park outside of the place when they are closed and still get on their WiFi, so I did.

    I’ve been pondering, am I wasting my life in how I am living it? Tears recently about all my loses >>
    Loss of my juggling because of my first accident.
    (I have many new readers, have you seen my past juggling abilities?)
    The breakup with Mary Ellen
    after a 23-year marriage.
    The loss of my ability to run from the second time I was hit by a truck.
    The pain of Tina leaving me. And other things.
    Feeling sorry for myself, in a way, yes.

    I was going to hang out in the Gresham area until my computer repair was complete, then I remembered I was totally mobile. So, off to the northeast point in Oregon, welcome to Astoria. I will get notices on the progress of the computer repair until it is done. I had to get out of the Portland area.

    You know how I do not like cities, even Portland, the city I was born in. But, for at least 50 miles out, I still hit city traffic. I just had to get out.

    Being near Gresham, I was too, “in a city”, had to get out, so today I drove out to the Oregon coast. Coming out to Astoria, Oregon I went by many forest areas, it was wonderful. Oregon is so green and wonderful.

    You see, I was going to stay in the Portland/Gresham area until my repaired computer came in, and then I remembered the Oregon coast and the Town of Astoria, so off I went. As soon as I got out of the Portland area I relaxed and felt much better.

    Such a wonderful small town Astoria is, take a look >>

    10/2—Continuing down the Oregon coast, I saw magnificence. Take a look >>

    Last night I slept in a big empty parking lot. So quiet, mine was the only vehicle there. Surprisingly, I slept until about 3:30am, that is a late sleep for me. I knew there was a McDonalds within a mile, and here I am typing to you now.

    Stopped at a different big parking lot and took everything out of the van and cleaned it well. I do this about once a week.

    While driving I saw a state park off to the right that had a campground. So nice, with few vehicles here, this was my place for the night. After building a fire and relaxing, I was quite content.

    Because I travel alone and there is no one to really see me or smell me, I can go days without a shower. I had written before that when I get itchy—it’s time. It’s been four days, I am starting to get itchy, so, shower time. Many parks have showers, as this one did, so felt wonderful.

    As I was eating dinner with the side doors open a seagull came up and asked if I had any extra, which I did. So, I gave him some food and his ten friends came up and asked for some, too. I obliged and some of them left happy and full.

    10/3—Last night was a bad sleep. I woke at 1am and I was wide awake (I wonder how it would feel to be narrow awake?) My tooth area was hurting, took a couple of Ibuprofen. And, to help me get back to sleep I took one Advil-pm. Took awhile, but I got back to sleepyheadness and slept until about 6am.

    Down the coast I went exploring wonderful Oregon. I will get back to you later and let you know how the day is panning out. There are many small delightful towns along with way, it is fantastic.

    10/4—At another McDonald’s typing online. I still have a few days until my computer is finished. My blood pressure, even with taking the medicine, is still too high. So, I don’t know what to do.

    Today and the next few days is forecast to be rainy, so I will be inside where I can.

    Seems that this week went by so quickly, I hope you had a fantastic last seven days.

    Was in Tillamook last night, the usual limited sleep, tired right now as I type these words.

    Currently at Driftwood Library in Lincoln city on their wifi. I do like working on this in libraries much better than any McDonalds, very quiet and clean.


    My challenge for you this coming week >>

    Work on keeping a smile on your face ALL WEEK – I am here to help.


    Next Blog >>Hopefully my computer with be fixed and returned to the middle of next week, then I head south.