Intermission time… AZ

Monday, August 27th, 2012

“My  Personal Daily Therapy, published Weekly or so…”

“As suddenly as he had appeared, the Old Man, as he was bound to Life’s eccentricities, toppled face down as the ground became his sky which became the lid of his coffin. Eternal as it was, it again became. He did not give up, he did not win or loose. It just was”
~ Author unknown ~

Arivaca Rd xxx

“These are the Days”… sang by Van Morrison from his Album “Avalon Sunset”.

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A close one!

Summer time wanderings has always been of my choice. They sure are this summer. Probably sometimes not the smartest planning being at a certain time within a certain space geographically within the wrong weather present. No one forced me and as I sit here near by Tucson with the urban temps nearing the triple digits or more, as I really don’t want to know, I can fantasize about fall and winter times. The present weather stations I finally decided [because suddenly now I want to know!] to glance at on the Internet are of course not truthful considering the ambient temperatures are skyrocketed by the black top reverberation, the mega numbers of vehicles passing by and so many other factors. Yet here we are changing nights for days and vice versa realizing it will be a bit over 2 weeks before my flight to Munich, Germany.

To Mt Lemon-10 xxx

Fall and more specifically Winter gear is on my mind. Just on my mind browsing the what I call advancements in technology. Better sleeping pad, better this and better that at prices soaring which of course are justified when the out-most protections from the elements are provided. I feel as it is one field where the "chrome hummer"syndrome does not truly exist, replaced by some true and proven [for the most part] better equipment. The odd aspect is that what I thought when purchasing my last sleeping pad 10 years ago which was claimed to withstand -25 degree temperatures but does not anymore, or did it ever? It is a fact that as the years are going by I am seeking for warmer items to shelter us. Softer I am getting. We are getting.

A close one!-3 xxx

To Mt Lemon-7 xxx

I feel as I have come in a full circle into being now a minimalist as for example the cooking items I carry. The "tool box" used has been transformed into a pouch. Mechanical tools have diminished into a smaller kit. Clothing has been cut in half and more, we can do with so much less within this minimalist approach. Lighter, less and more efficient as already items for hot weather have to come along with the additions used for cold weather.

To Mt Lemon-3 xxx

And yet what will we really do these fall and winter times? This will be the third year I promise myself to finish this Book that I started. Just a personal desire, just a Book with already a few pages that have come to a halt so many times. Maybe this year will be it? Have to slow down to do as such. Moving on and filling the pages has not worked well in these recent pasts. It is a proposition I am realizing that has to have a start and cannot stop till it is finished. I feel it’s time has come as I am also shying myself away lately from the Internet, not meaning a computer however being used off line.

To Mt Lemon xxx

To Mt Lemon-4 xxx

Shying away… It is as such after another week of an increasing sequence of more "hate mail". They happen for a reason I guess from cowards I would call as they do not anymore sadden me or even make me angry or painful like a stabbing blade it use to as the writers do not even have the decency of using real mail addresses. My only message is "move on yourself and stop reading my Journal… It is not for you that I write, but for myself". Has Society, one slice of it anyhow, has changed so much these past years? What are Humans turning into? It truly really does not matter anymore. I know who my true Friends are.

Arivaca Rd-6 xxx

Arivaca Rd-7 xxx

Changes are nice, pleasant changes. A house lately to let the body go in a rest mode so unusual for me. Conveniences of Life, errands easily tasked. Even a couple movies with much enthusiasm letting the mind take a break in the not so much thinking zone. Intermission I am thinking only. More soon with my flight to Munich and the company of my Mother I am so much looking forward to. Come back and on to Lander to bring down “Old Faithful” as all once again will be gathered at “The Oasis”, the “Base Camp” I cherish so much. The “expeditions” will then start. That is what I will be calling them…

To Mt Lemon-9 xxx

In the meantime a couple rides as up Mount Lemon, Arivaca Road, Madera Canyon… all dodging the monsoons!

In my effort to stay on the road “we” now have a T Shirt and Merchandise store. I think you will like it: “Spirited Oasis”
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13 Responses to “Intermission time… AZ”

  1. Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol] Says:

    It’s unbelievable that you’re getting hate mail…who the heck do these people think they are? BTW, I love that photo of Spirit in the new rig. Hugs to you both!!!

  2. Ara & Spirit Says:

    I don’t know Donna… I really don’t. Seems as some “Humans” are more complicated and complex than I thought… Who knows.
    Thanks for writing… Come to Texas! Some day you need to…

  3. Brian Says:

    hate mail… the thing about that is… much hate has its root in envy. You are Free on the Earth and many of the enslaved serfs lack the cajones to take on the challenges of such a life. So, they must tear you down to justify their own poor performance and lack of courage.

    Humans aren’t as complicated as we’d like to believe… We try to say they are, because we’re unwilling to accept and can’t understand how simply weak and ugly so many of them are.

    Such as those aren’t worthy of our time fella. Just put your knees in the wind and leave the simple minded fools behind.

  4. Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol] Says:

    Wishing we were coming soon, won’t be doing anything out west till Sept 2013 when we ride Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. Will spend a month meandering along it, then take a month to come back. The route home is dependent on weather. 😉

  5. Ara & Spirit Says:

    Thank You Brian… School of Life never ceases. Does it?
    You stay well. Ara and Spirit

  6. Ara & Spirit Says:

    I thought about that… doing 66 also all the way but taking one year to do it!!!… then a Book. The many spaces no one bothers stopping…
    OK… back to the present reality now.

  7. Greg Says:

    Arivaca road is a fun rides but very hot in august. Route 66 sounds like a great idea.
    Brian said it all about hate mail. I am happy you are sharing your exploits.

  8. Ara & Spirit Says:

    Thanks Greg. I don’t know about being “exploits”… Just another Lifestyle hard to deviate from after all this time. See you on the road.

  9. Bob M. Says:

    Brain said it best…Keep on keepin’ on, and don’t mind the turds who feel the need to be arses or make hurtful comments. Ride on! Oh, and enjoy that time with your mom.

  10. Bob M. Says:

    Oops – “Brian” :/

  11. Randy Says:

    Thanks Ara, great pictures and wonderful music. Enjoy your visit and I’ll wait anxiously for your first return post. And thank you Brian for saying it so well.

  12. Ara & Spirit Says:

    Brain… Brian… It is all good.
    All is put behind thanks to good words send. Sometimes one just does not understand when understanding is not needed.
    Will have a good time with my Mother, will be nice to be with Family. Something missing truly these years.

  13. Ara & Spirit Says:

    Hi you all… Thanks as always. Will pop in through their Internet from over there at times. Talk soon.

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