BLOG 65—Exploring Colorado

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–

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’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!
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INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
Driving on small roads off the beaten path in New Mexico, I saw a dirt road going off to—who knows where—of course, that was the direction I took. Drove a couple of miles, where no humans are, I saw some cows out in the land and saw some terrific areas.

As you would know, I love to go to places where not many go. Of course, I am writing to you right now using a pen and paper, to go onto the computer later.

What is surprising to me is that GPS is tracking me on these dirt roads, most are covered. Then I pulled off and parked for a time on a turn-off, where I drank a beer, then continued my trek with a smile on my face.

Then on to Castle Rock Overlook, with no one around, this is where I will spend the night.

Here is Castle Rock, have a view >>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oe3mgriVvY
I just have to reiterate, get out to the wilderness how you can, it will add so much to your life.
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WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.” – Pearl Buck

F@*# self-doubt. I despise it. I hold it in contempt, along with the hell-spawned ooze-pit of Resistance from which it crawled. I will NEVER back off. I will NEVER give the work anything less than 100%. If I go down in flames, so be it. I’ll be back.” -Steven Pressfield

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” -Rita Mae Brown

Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution”—Clay Shirky

I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine De Saint Exupery

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

Do not be critics, you people, I beg you. I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back because it came from a smelly and ignorant place in me, and spoke with a voice that was all rage and envy. Do not dismiss a book until you have written one, and do not dismiss a movie until you have made one, and do not dismiss a person until you have met them. It is a f@*$%load of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and forgiving and accepting, but Christ, that is what matters. What matters is saying yes.” – Dave Eggers

Adversity is just change that we haven’t adapted ourselves to yet.” -Aimee Mullins

The secret of life…is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho, from The Alchemist

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.” – Katharine Hepburn

Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly.” -Bhagavad Gita

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent” – Thomas Edison
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MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
4/17—I went to Costco and could not believe what I saw. Each cashier has a plexiglass shield to hide behind so they could not breathe air of the customer.

These were put on as permanent. I hate this life in this new world! It makes me not want to live anymore, but I will so I can write words to you.

I went to Costco to fill up on gas, and to buy some salad mix. I miss their old days with the free samples where I could make a meal of it. Now I never will experience that again, sad to say.

This is a new and different life we’re living in now. I don’t think I like it, the world could always be made better, but this is Draconian. Who could like this new life on Earth with his worldwide change? I certainly don’t.

I’m seeing so many people wearing a face mask. Most do not even know this doesn’t really help much. I will never wear a mask; I don’t live my life in fear. I refuse to wear a MASK. In fact, I will die instead of wearing a mask.

I have no fear of death, in fact, at times I welcome the idea of the long sleep. But, for now, I have to be here to write these words for you, hoping that these words do inspire you and help you live a better life (is it helping?)

Along with the mask, people are much more unfriendly, although, so many people are naturally unfriendly anyway – a sad thing – they will not look me in the eye it will not smile they will not communicate.  These people hide behind their mask and are in their own little world. I hope you are not of this sort. It’s like non-humans are roaming the Earth – – HELP ME!

So right now I’m in the City of Albuquerque. Going to see someone about my bike tomorrow, a guy who helps to repair bicycles.

Earlier, I was at Walmart. Too noisy to stay around there, so, as I often do, on GPS I looked for a local park. I found one, very quiet here, I should sleep well tonight; as I hope you do, too.

4/18Went to a Walmart this morning, which now opens at 6 a.m. instead of being open 24 hours. I saw a line of trained humans who were ten feet apart waiting to enter the store. It made me laugh.

On the floor in Walmart, they had arrows pointing the direction people need to take when they walk.
I hate this new “training” of people.

4-19Found a wonderful place to camp for the night. It’s incredible right on the wonderful canyon with rock outcroppings and as you see from the pictures how nice it is. I’m back to what I love in life.

I’m concerned about my burnt foot that I spilled boiling water on. This happened about two weeks ago and doesn’t seem to be getting better. Last week, my ankle bone started hurting, and then just a few days ago, my lower leg and knee starting to hurt, which is strange because the injury is down at my foot. Yes, I’m running scared. Yikes.

Driving today, I went through snowfall as I moved into Colorado, what a pleasant surprise. I was going through Angel Peak Scenic Area. Watch this about this wonderful area >>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Rqy9X1zCc

As I went through Wolf Creek Pass, I was way up there, 3308.9088 meters (10,856 feet.) Driving this road, US Hwy 160, was spectacular.

4/20—I saw that I would be driving through Salida in Colorado, I remembered my juggling friend, Joe Lobeck, who lives in Salida. Here is Joe, enjoy >>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7TukvCQgE4

Staying a few days with Joe, his girlfriend, his sister, and his mom at his mom’s house, what a truly wonderful visit.

4/21—Staying with Joe and his family for a few days, we are having a fantastic time together. Today, while Joe was juggling at Riverside Park in Salida. I taught him some new moves and helped him to improve what he currently does. As you might know, I cannot juggle as I used to, and can’t do many of the tricks, but my knowledge of juggling is sharp, as well as how I can help others advance.

4/22—Time to head off from Salida today. Still heading north. Joe, Joan, Lexee, and Jenny, thank you so much for the great stay.

Here is Joe and I sharing a 3 club juggling pattern.

Today my drive will take me more toward Boulder, yes, here I am again.

4/20—Parked outside a McDonald’s on their wifi this morning. Near to Denver now, I really don’t like big cities.
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MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
With the worldwide change, it is the perfect time to make positive changes to your life! Look at all aspects of your life and make changes, big and very small, to make your life a phenomenal event!
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NEXT BLOG>>
I just heard that the national parks are reopening soon!
So, of course, that is where I will be.
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3 Comments

  1. Sandra R. Bateman April 24, 2020 Reply

    Hi Kit, so happy to read your Blog and see all your wonderful pictures! I am so sorry about the burn on your foot, it looks really rough! I am wondering if you need to see a doctor again, it doesn’t seem to be improving and now you are.having new symptoms that you didn’t have before. Will you let me know how it goes with with your foot? I have to say it was a shock when I saw how bad your.foot was!!!Take good care of yourself and i send you love and hugs❤

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      Kit April 25, 2020 Reply

      Thanks, Sandy, my foot is getting better now.

  2. Larry Z April 25, 2020 Reply

    Spectacular photos – and love hearing about your creative adventures throughout the country! My best to you!

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