The Wanderings of Kit
(Do you wander or just wonder?)
With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your soul. By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that.
Many new readers do not know of me, here is a brief summary of Kit >>
** A world-class juggler performing at Ballys in Atlantic City.
** Hit by a truck and went through a 37-day coma.
** Wrote four books, spoke around the world, and developed a new business.
** Hit by another truck, much of my body broken, hospital and rehab again for months.
** Wrote a series of books to help YOU find your potential.
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”.
Create the life YOU want to live, NOW,
then make your life better and better!
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*** 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME
ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
Sorry, photos were not working again this week, it says it was the server. So, to see all my photos go here and look the bottom of the first post >>
Staying in the area for a time, much in wilderness areas, as you know, I like that much.
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change your thinking. This is why I find them so interesting and important on our paths to happiness.
So what’s the secret of great quotes?
You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking – and that’s where motivational quotes come in! Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
I hope the words I pick do help you.
Be inspired by these words >>
When we decide to open our eyes and be fully awake, we realize that much of our suffering is a self-created illusion. If we can trick ourselves into being the victim of our own misery, then surely we can just as easily volunteer for self-determined joy. Always choose joy, as you bring joy to others, too.
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
8/15-16—Back staying with my friends, James and Renee Blare, in Newcastle, Wyoming. Very hot here, but we are seeing stuff and doing stuff.
I’ve seen photos and did not know where it was at. Devils tower loomed nearby. So, of course, I had to go by for a visit.
It’s an iconic formation, a monolith rising above the surrounding countryside. I’ve seen photos, being close-up is even more amazing. Humans first arrived at devil’s tower more than ten thousand years ago, it remains essentially unchanged.
This was the first national monument posted in 1906. In fact, Native Americans have gathered and prayed there for thousands of years before that.
They don’t know exactly how Devil’s Tower formed or came to be. They think it’s from volcanic action, but still can’t formulate an exact cause.
Doves, deer, peregrine falcons, and bull snakes actually live upon this landmass sticking up hundreds of feet above the earth. Of course, there had to be a first to get up there, so, birds are the main occupants of this magnificent monolith, hundreds (thousands?) of years ago.
Do you do any mountain climbing? From all sides of this huge tower, people have ascended all the walls to the top.
You’ll see some photos included, let me know what you think?
8/17—Went to Rapid City to find auto junkyards for a few things I need for the van. Found a few that were open, but they each didn’t have what I needed. Then I searched and went to a couple of food banks, they had none. So, a waste of time in this city, which I did not like being in much at all. So, I rapidly got out of there as quickly as I could.
Off I went to Black Hills National Forest. A good sleep I had. Did you know that you can park and sleep for free in any national forest?
8/18—After awakening in the forest, I spent some time chopping more wood and cleaning the van. I would love to stay out in this wilderness forever if I could.
Deep in the woods, I was. I needed kindling for my wood stove so, first I gathered dead and dry wood and then use an ax to chop them down to size, about two-inch pieces.
As I was breaking down the wood, off in the distance, I heard wild mules carrying on. Then the coyotes started; it was magnificent. Next came the cows, mooing as those beasts do. I really felt like a backwoods dude.
Off I went down the road. I happened to be passing Mount Rushmore. I’ve been to this location a few times before, but you haven’t been there with me, so I took some photos. The forests around Mt. Rushmore are very nice; I don’t really care about the human-made heads of presidents.
On down the road, I saw the turn off for the Crazy Horse monument. They worked on this for years and years, but no progress seems to be made. Crazy Horse is basically a tourist trap. They charge twelve bucks per person to go up and see the half-done head of an Indian, and they have all kinds of shops to make even more money. I can see why they don’t even need to finish the structure.
I told the guy I did not want to pay the fee, so he told me to go in, turn around, and continue out the exit. I did that, but first I stopped for a time to take some photos for you.
Slept in the woods again last night, loved it. This part of the US is unique with so many Wilderness areas and national parks. Of course, that brings many people, too, but that’s what I have to live with, the wilderness is worth it. So, the forests make up for humans being there. And, at times, I walk deep into the forests where no humans are.
8/19—Last night I turned off the main road into the mountains for a ways, while in Black Hills National Forest. I was all alone out here, I loved the serenity; this is what I live for.
I saw a small turnoff going into the woods. Being about 5pm and time to settle in for the evening, I took the turn. I did not expect to see another person all night. This is how I like it (but, I would love to see you, though.)
I went a few miles into the words, then found a grassy area where I could park and spend the night. I looked through the grass and found more wood for my wood-stove. I have plenty at this point. Sitting here enjoying nature, I watched the sunset, very nice. I read as I drifted off to sleep.
The next day, I awoke before the sun made an appearance, as usual. I forced myself to lay there until the sun made an appearance. I made my green tea as I do daily, ate a bowl of cereal, and took a walk.
There are certain things in life that you go through that stick in your mind. This time last night in. the forest, at this location, will be one of those times. A splendid memory that will be with me for life.
8/20—And, last night, sleep well I did. No traffic, no people, waking up in the woods is magnificent.
After awakening, because was cereal with milk. Have you ever seen the milk you don’t have to refrigerate? That’s what I had. Both free from one of the food banks I went to.
It’s been a few days, time for a shower outside the van. I have plastic I can put up so no one can see me, but out here with no one around, no need to put it up. I wonder if the animals were peeking?
Down the road I found “Wind Cave National Park”. I’ve been there before, but wanted to take some photos for you. I was told that the elevators were not working, sorry for no photos.
Then, down the road, Jewel Cave National Monument was also closed. Here is a video to enjoy >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMeImhurer4
Because something else came in I had ordered from Amazon, I returned to see my friends, James and Renee, at their home in Newcastle, WY. Now all the things I ordered have come in, and I have a next destination! On the road again . . .
8/21—James sells hot dogs! A few times a week he goes into Newcastle and I will be helping him today. A warm day and not many customers, but it seems that James likes it much, a good thing.
Find James here >> https://www.facebook.com/hotdiggity.dogco.5
MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
Have you even taught yourself to juggle! IT’S TIME.
Here are a few benefits from learning the skill >>
Juggling is a truly portable workout.
It makes you smarter.
It sharpens focus & concentration.
Juggling is the ultimate in stress relief.
It’s an exercise that doesn’t ‘feel’ like exercise.
You can juggle where you are, no travel required!
Juggling maintains and increases range of motion in the arms and shoulders.
It is one of the best ways to improve coordination.
Juggling is beneficial for all age groups and body types.
Helps ward off cravings.
Juggling makes exercising with family and friends easy.
Learn from my friend, Niels >>
LEARN THE SKILL—YOU WILL LOVE IT!
My friend, Daniel Powell wants me to meet him at Butte, Montana to help him do some things concerning his successful real estate business. I will be writing about my journey to Montana to meet up with Daniel. So, that will be the next stop.
You have to remember that my daughter, April, will be getting married to Jake on October 3, so I have to be there in plenty of time to get to PA for the big day.
Do you live anywhere between Montana and Pennsylvania? I would love to stop by and visit you.
Please let me know and we can set up a get-together.