BLOG 84—The Grand Canyon of Wyoming

The Wanderings of Kit

(Do you wander or just wonder?)

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see your life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZALVajgH6Q

** Hit by a truck and went through a 37-day coma.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr8QFnD1yGc

** Wrote four books, spoke around the world, and developed a new business–

summerssalsa.com

** 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.

SEE—kitsummers.com
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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!
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Read of 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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***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to
kitsummers.com/blog/

*** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME

ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

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INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

Good thing I published my blog last Thursday, I was correct, I was in the wilderness and could not have on Friday or the weekend.

Thank you Cal of Geek Squad at Best Buy in Rapid City for fixing things so I could once again include photos with my blog posts. 

What a surprise, as I was driving east through Wyoming I saw a sign for: “Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area”. I thought, hmm, another park, I guess I will have a look.

 

This place turned out to be magnificent! You have to compare it to Grand Canyon in the southwest, and I like it better! In fact, I ended up sleeping in my van in the parking lot all by myself—loved it.

Have I let you know lately?

I love my travels.

You have to remember, wherever you are you can make it a magnificent place.

Where are you now?

The obvious answer is, always – here!

By the way, what time is it?

This answer is, always – now!

You can do absolutely nothing to change the past.

You can design and plan for your a future, but it can always change.

What you have control of is NOW!

Make each “now” a splendid time, and you will have an excellent life.

Your pain, your sorrow, your anger, your guilt, your regret, were all derived in the past. You are past the past, make your future better and leave those behind.

You see, the “NOW” is all we have, really. Don’t forget the past, but do not dwell on it, it can destroy you. And, don’t worry about the future, desire the future with a positive attitude.

Right now I am with my Facebook friends, James and Renee Blare in Newcastle, Wyoming. A small and very nice town, I see why they live here.

To remind you, I am on my way back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the marriage of my daughter, April, and Jake, on October 3! I am so happy, Jake and April are perfect together and will have a marriage that will last the rest of their lives.

And, they both have perfect teeth! 

On my way back to here I, once again, went through Yellowstone National Park. What a very large and splendid place. I will write more later on this.

Boy, those are some funny

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Boy, those are some funny looking cows!

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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 joy and happiness.

So what’s the secret of inspirational quotes?

1) Intending to inspire someone.

2) Have recognized our own need to be inspired.

Inspiration >> The process of being
mentally stimulated to do a certain thing.

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.

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Be inspired by these words >>

From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”

Could you imagine your marriage of 23 years breaks up, then eight months later you get hit by a truck (for the second time.) As if those incidents weren’t bad enough, now imagine only eight months later you have to spend a month in jail on a false charge? Yes, this happened to me.

Changes – we all experience them.

I am sure that you too have gone through many changes in your life. We all have. In my recoveries, I have gained many ideas of how to move through the changes, obstacles, and walls that life presents in order to move toward success.

Everyone is recovering from something. It is how we face our recovery and the direction we take ourselves in that will matter toward our happiness. I hope this book helps you to understand the potential you possess and use that potential to drive your life forward and achieve greatness.

You have the ability and potential to attract success and happiness.

Happiness is always there and waiting for you, you just have to build the right road to your success. More than just helping you through difficulties in your life, this series of books is packed full of ideas to help you attract and achieve a better future.

Your future is up to you. Are you content with remaining in a pleasant but mundane life, or will you upgrade to a better life for you and for others around you? Continuing to better our lives is a choice we make.

The attitude you hold toward your future will determine your life.

Your income is directly related to your attitude and the approach you take toward your future. A positive attitude will take you far. A pessimistic approach to life will hinder you.

If you expect to be successful, then there is a good chance you will do just that. If you expect failure, then you are on your way. Use the ideas in the Beyond Your Potential books to become more interactive with and in charge of your life.

If you expect to fail, that’s where you will end up.

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By the way, if you want to get any of my books message me (or send me a request by email, kitsummers@gmail.com) and I will reply with a book attached.

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MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

9/4—While in Yellowstone, I went to see the Petrified Tree. They say it is 50 million years old! I read that at one time there were three of these ancient trees. Tourists wanted souvenirs, so they tore the other two trees apart.

While driving through the park, I saw some offices with a nice lawn out front. Of course, as I often do, I threw some clubs around. After a while, someone stopped by asking if I was the one who wrote the book, “Juggling with Finesse”. He said I taught him to juggle in Media, PA, the area where I used to live.

 

He also owns a copy of my book, Juggling with Finesse. David Mark told me he and his wife are out here on vacation. So strange to meet up with him here.

Driving through the park, I came upon a swarm of bison (with Buffalo you call it a herd (I heard that, anyway.) And, boy, what a swarm it was! I had to stop and take some photos, which you will see.

I was just kitting around about the group being called a “swarm”. Just wording, you know. But, you do have to watch out when you come upon a swarm of Kits!

In this area, I am seeing much about Buffalo Bill. Now, wouldn’t that be “Bison Bill” these days? Some comedy for you.

There I was driving through the park when I came upon a sign saying “Road Closed”. So, I had to drive all the way back to where I came from. A good thing, too, in one area I saw a gathering of Elk, great to see.

It was time, it’s been a few days. Have you ever taken a shower outside in the wilderness naked to the world? The feeling you experience is one-of-a-kind! You will have to try it sometime.

And, further down the road, I found an excellent place to park to sleep. I had taken a dirt road off of the main line of travel, hoping it would lead somewhere nice—and it did—this was excellent!

Away from people.
Away from noise.
Away from city lights.
I loved it.

Also, someone had built a fire-pit, so I went out and gathered up a bunch of carbon (firewood.) Had a nice fire in the evening/night, then another the following morning. So delightful it was. And, all of this for free.

This place was way off the beaten track. There was plenty of firewood, since people seldom came around here. This from a forest that does not see many people.

I had some meat in the cooler which I thought might be getting older. This included a whole chicken, much hamburger meat, and other. It probably wasn’t bad, I am just careful, though.

Did I simply throw it away? – NO—I put it out for the animals to consume. A small wolf came up later and said, “Thank you.”

Went by a lake called, Buffalo Bill Lake. Now, honestly, with the name change, shouldn’t it be called, “The Bison Bill Lake”? This was a huge body of water.

Yes, I had taken a shower just yesterday, but the lake was calling for me. I had to go in. It looked like a huge bathtub. I use a body-wash/shampoo to clean myself with a washcloth. I took this to clean up.

Because no one was around for miles, I had to go dippy skinning (you know, naked in the water.) You should have seen it! (well, perhaps not.) It was cold, but my body got used to it quickly as I got totally submerged and very clean.

Then I got to Yellowstone Lake, an even larger body of water. There were actually little waves hitting the shore because it was so big. See the photos and you will see how big.

9/5—There is a backup of cars right now, I heard there was an accident ahead. On GPS I clickedChange of route”, and it sent me back a different way. But, I can’t believe there are soooo many people who keep there engine idling when they know it will be a long wait.

Myself, I put the vehicle in park, turn the engine off, and wait. I am one who does not like to waste, gas is a big loss of money for these people. What do you do when you are in the situation?

About 4:30 pm, time to start looking for a place to park for the night. I was driving down one of the main drags, Grand Loop Road. I saw a turnoff, Gull Point Road, then off of this was a turn-off, here I am for the night.

Trees and wilderness all around, very quiet, even with a glimpse of the lake.

Talk about camping in paradise.

Right now I am on my way back to my Facebook friend’s house, James Blare, in the east part of Wyoming. I had to order something and had them delivered to his abode. I hate to admit it, I was at a library and left my phone there. I ordered a new one (cost for me, only twenty-five bucks for the phone and delivery) I am with assurancewireless.com.

I’m glad I’m staying another night in Yellowstone. But, come to think of it, I’ve not seen any yellow stones, anywhere.

9/6—This morning, as usual, I awoke before the sun made an appearance. I was going to make tea as the sun was coming up, but I decided to hit the road because you can often see animals early morn. AND, SEE THEM I DID!

Driving in the dark I came upon a buck with big antlers, along with his mate, a glamorous doe, a she deer (oh dear!) Then, further down I saw a “Kit Fox” crossing the road (did you know I was a fox, by the way?) What a wonderful way to start my day.

As I was driving a main road east I saw a sign pointing to the left and said, “Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area” Of course, I had to go. Some miles down seeing nothing, but things got better and better.

There were many signs saying “Wild Horse Area”, but I didn’t see any. Then I turned onto the road that went to Devil’s Canyon Overlook Road.

THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!

This is why I am driving around seeing America as I am.

Watch this >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykDwa6I_chU&ab_channel=MyTwoWheelTouring

Astonishing views all around the point this area is on. I’ve been to The Grand Canyon a few times, I like this place better, fewer people, too. I have never heard of Devil’s Canyon and have never seen photos. Now you’ve seen and know of this fantastic place—time to come for you to see this beauteous area!

Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area, Click here >> Bighorn

This place is amazing!

Tonight, there will be no one around—at all! So, I think this is where I will be for the night. I have to be to James’ on September 8, so a few days (and nights) to spend. This looks to be a great place to spend a night.

Although a strong wind started up. A big storm is forecast for tomorrow, we shall see what happens.

Yes, as night fell the winds did calm down (hmm, I don’t see how they could die down, they don’t have a life after all.) So, it should be a very quiet and dark.

9/7—Another day, more traveling.

9/8-10Staying once again with my Facebook friends, James and Renee Blare, in Newcastle, Wyoming.

9/11—Of course, this date will always remind us of what occurred when the world changed in 2001. Thanks for everything, James and Renee, I am off to toward the east, looking for interesting things along the way.

I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you either through Facebook or email, kitsummers@gmail.com

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MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

Do you remember reading books?

Some books take me to a different place in my mind, I love that.

Get away from your computer and get back to reading some more.

Pick a book to read this week, like you used to do and read, read, read.

For me, I have always loved,
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, by Dan Millman.

Everyone should read it. Let me know what you think of this book.

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NEXT BLOG>>

Into the cold for me. Having grown up in San Diego, I like the warmer weather. Parks are fewer toward the east, I will find interesting things to write to you about, though.

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