Pit Bull Family

A place for ALL pit bull owners to come and socialize.
 
HomePortalCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistLog in

Share | 
 

 Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 10 ... 18  Next
AuthorMessage
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: The Kleinschmidt Grade... OR   Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:49 pm

Thanks Suki... so far so good!!!



The Kleinschmidt Grade… OR

You try typing that one a few times!… Great loop through Oxbow, Cuprum and Council, Cambridge and back here. Empty roads for the most parts, dirt and gravel but made for Buick… besides that height… vertigo problem on the grade, it was another fine day. A big piece of banana cream pie that almost put me to sleep halfway back and some history of the area… all on the website.

Be well… Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: A great loop... OR   Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:58 pm



A great loop… OR

If you have any kind of vehicle that would slightly do some mild off road riding, driving… this loop is a great one, not to be missed. It will take you from some of the least visited part of the Snake River to more deserted roads going up Lookout Mountain and finally back to the start. A little bit of gravel, sand, rocks, ruts… you name it! A few thousands of feet elevation change… all this in one day… who would have known this! In Oregon.
I narrated the pictures today the best I could… enjoy the website…



Be well

Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: Eveything is a compromise... OR   Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:26 pm



Everything is a compromise… OR

Evolution?… Getting older? Straying from true form? From tent and riding every single mile of a Journey to trailering and living in an RV…
I have had issues with those facts truly, I think I have come to terms with it, I have to if we want to continue living on the road for many more years, that is the big difference versus traveling.
I thought I would show you a bit how we now live… I am not complaining… hot water, shower, cooking with more ease… even a freezer! A few pictures here…

Be well…

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: so many more roads... OR   Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:45 pm




So many more roads… OR


There is no lack of roads, doable roads, here in Eastern Oregon, this also includes Western Idaho. With no end to it… The weather had held up beautifully, nice, specially for the coming County Fair and Rodeo coming up this weekend… never been to one and I am looking forward to this new page of experiences. I wonder if Spirit is also?… could he make maybe new friends?
More pictures on the website…

Be well…

Ara and Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: What really matters... OR   Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:12 am



What really matters… OR

I admit, a lot of time for introspect while living on the road… specially when discarding what does not matter. One become’s sensitive to its surroundings and own desires on how to live. It is a raw life more than ever, the tasks do not vanish, but a certain concept of freedom increases.
We also had a visit from a friend I had not seen in 3 years or more, a little ride up a Lookout point which had been closed due to the fires… I am learning how to create web pages to incorporate a magazine within my Blog which I will name “my first hundred years’… it is all here…

Be well…

Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: My first rodeo... Halfway, OR   Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:01 am



My first rodeo… Halfway, OR


From the Deserts and Canyons to this small town of Halfway, experiencing my first Rodeo and Fair was a great experience. Population 350, grown to maybe a thousand for the weekend, it was all about family, kids and friendships. A total “feel good” three days. No Nintendo here, no electronics… but horses and livestock with fathers, mothers and their kids portraying this lifestyle unfound in the big city.
So many picture opportunities here… I had a blast with the camera, people and the animals… great people!

Be well…

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: More Rodeo... OR   Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:49 pm




This is one Blog I really enjoyed posting, at the same time as much as I felt welcomed, I also felt a bit as I was watching from the other side of the window. The “family” presence was so strong and in retrospect I have looked deeply at my own life these past couple of days… I cannot help feeling a sense of envy… feeling a missing link… as Spirit and I are such a small family ourselves… too small! But… such is life you know.
So I could not fit 3 days of Rodeo and Fair in one Blog! More of it today, including some of the Parade, the little guys riding… wild lambs, more Livestock being sold at auction meaning sometimes a substantial income for those kids. On the whole, a total family affair. I’ll spare you a third day!
We have not done any riding these past few days! How strange… just walking back and forth to watch it all.
6 more days and we will start the long way down to Big Bend, Texas. As much as I will miss Halfway, I am looking forward to it. We were there for 3 weeks a while back and barely scratched the surface, hopefully the photography also will be exciting.
Enjoy the pictures…

Be well…



Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
stonepitkennel



Male Number of posts : 30
Age : 28
Registration date : 2007-03-07

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:03 pm

awesome pics and fantastic story i hope y'all are having fun
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/stonepitkennel
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: under the weather... OR   Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:55 am

We are living an interesting life... to say the least! Thanks...





Under the weather… OR


Trying to keep my composure today… yesterday… how quickly one can succumb to a bit of illness! At least take a walk through town I thought… a good thing with good weather. My mail arrived, bumped into some riders exploring the area on some very cool bikes and some good Karma which I wrote about on the website.
Change of plans, and then again more changes and changes… We are leaving for Texas tomorrow am via Sacramento to visit with my friend Brian and his family… and learn some computer stuff! Not my favorite hobby, but, I have to learn to be self sufficient when I start adding an Index on my website so one can navigate and find recipes and routes I have taken… It will be a slow road, don’t expect it overnight, but it will get done…
Poor Spirit is stuck with me not going anywhere… good thing I have not heard a complain… yet.


Be well…

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lovemypits
Admin
Admin


Female Number of posts : 1708
Age : 39
Location : Wisconsin
Registration date : 2007-03-30

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:45 pm

Wow!! That pic is awsome!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: Placerville.... CA   Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:03 pm

Thanks... pictures taking has been fun! Becoming an addiction...




Placerville… CA

Back into the thick of life… compared with Halfway! So this is where everyone has been hiding this past month. Terlingua, Texas… he we come. But first, some tutorial from my friend Brian, I am going to be Internet literate very soon, I just feel bad that he has to put up with me these coming days…
Used the “tent space” again, from Adv Rider’s Forum… camped here on 40 acres, gracious hosts Kurt and Evie. He even had to get his chainsaw and start clearing some room for us! Many nice people left in this world, trust me on that.
More pictures and our route is on the website.

Enjoy and be well…

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: The Gold town of Coloma... CA   Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:31 am



The Gold Town of Coloma… CA

First day on the road back to Texas, Terlingua! We are both so exhausted that we stopped early, I hope for a good night sleep. I think stumbling from the High Desert of eastern Oregon to the fire smoke and smog filled air of Placerville was too great of a shock for us. Add to the day hours of computer tutorial, a totally obscure path for me, a short circuit was imminent!
We did find time to visit the little town of Coloma, check out the remains of this old Gold Town, and that was it! I am excited about that moment, in a few days, when, as we exit the last curve approaching Terlingua, my sight will focus on
Big Bend!
The links that I am working on are public, they are work in progress! There will not be much added till we stop moving for a bit… and I am wide open for suggestions! Check it out…

Be well…

Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: Through Mojave Desert... CA   Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:08 pm



Not much rest, almost in Kingman today to visit… one more time… Mark and Angie’s family… maybe they will adopt us! It is only the third time we visit them…
It was hard not to stray while going through Mojave Desert… all those trails in sight, this incredible vast area, spectacular!
And I will write this here also… I would like to invite anyone “that does not” have a Blog, to send me an article, with pictures, to be published in the magazine section of the website “My first hundred years”. It could be about your pet (s), a recipes, travels, motorcycle, truck, life itself… thoughts! I only ask for it to be “G” rated… I have many young readers and there is enough garbage out there, to put it bluntly! This will give an opportunity for anyone not having the ability, yet, to see their writing on the web…
You never know, you might decide after that to have your own Blog! I think the interaction will be nice and interesting for all. No strings attached… e mail me for more information if you like.
Will be waiting…

In the meantime, you all be well…

Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: A weekend in Kingman... AZ   Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:00 pm




A weekend in Kingman… AZ

Not a detour, but coming through Phoenix I thought we would take care of a recall that could set the cruise control unit on fire… even when parked! First appointment?… December!!! Or leave the RV there for 3 to 4 days… How about moving in a Ford dealer for a while… I guess will keep this one on the list to do. Seven years later has not caught on fire… hope it wait’s a bit longer…
Great weekend in Kingman with Mark and Angie, a great ride to the West entrance of the Grand Canyon, the family, the animals… you name it as you can read about it on the website…

You all be well… we are in transit! Oh… managed to add a recipe…

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: arriving in Big Bend, Texas...   Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:13 pm



Arriving in Big Bend, Texas…

Familiar roads leading to Terlingua, a couple miles from the entrance of Big Bend Park, at the same time all new feelings discovering a terrain I feel never truly experienced as we will this time.
The beat is off as the Dish is not working… first time now for 24 hrs. Worse things have happened, there is a Restaurant/Coffee Shop that has WI FI walking distance… as the last time we were here. What an irony!
The weather? Just missed a nasty storm… good timing I guess as everything rocked and rolled overnight…
So, some pictures of the Journey down here on the website, and also a new articles submitted by a 9 year old rider from Louisiana, Brandon! What a great kid… and father team.

Be well…

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: The Big Bend articles, 1, Texas...   Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:54 pm




The Big Bend articles, 1, Texas.

The excitement is at a new height! And here I thought after such an incredible and I need to use the word “life” in Halfway, Oregon, we would loose that space we love so much to be within. It was a long haul here to the south, took a little bit of a toll as it always does when navigating the mainstream… but Paradise has again opened its doors for us to level off and discover new sceneries, feels and friends.
I feel a bit above ground today, my steps are lighter and frame by frame I know that the days will present themselves filled with sunshine and full moons.
It was a great first day here in Terlingua, Texas… as you can read and see all about it on the website… with a new recipe and even in their own words an article on the “Miracle Inn”…

Till next time… you all be well…

Ara & Spirit… who was not in a good mood in this picture!!!


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Website and Blog
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: Big Bend articles, part 2, Texas   Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:42 pm




The Big Bend articles, part 2, Texas

Still fairly warm in the afternoons for Spirit mainly. We took advantage of the cool morning to enter the Park for the first time and witness our first sunrise. Quiet, peaceful, it was time for much reflection on the past, the present. Suddenly all was still, only shadows moving along slowly painting and reveling the colors of the peaks surrounding us and the town of Terlingua just a few miles away.
A ride up the Basin, had been a long time it seems like filled with so many miles across this country in between. All I can say is “it feels good!”.
Come and visit, maybe the pictures on the Blog will entice you to do the same as we do…

Till next time… you all be well, have a great week.

Ara & Spirit

www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: The Big Bend articles, part 3, Texas   Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:34 pm




The Big Bend articles, part 3, Texas

More of the Ghost Town, I am drawn to it, the old school, the church, the radio station… deep down I feel that Terlingua is making a comeback as some new businesses are establishing themselves, or is it only because the “season” is coming up…
The afternoons are still hot here, any day now for the cooler weather to arrive. This is here unlike any other town I have ever been in. And to think that some just pass through, maybe stop for a meal and go on never knowing really goes on here.
More pictures and the story on the website… and a new recipe…

Be well… Ara & spirited Spirit!


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: The Big Bend articles, part 4, Texas   Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:27 pm




The Big Bend articles, part 4, Texas

Good sign, the days are starting to blend in and only sunsets and sunrises are marking the beginnings and the end, this means we are on Terlingua time… which could be symbolized by a blank clock with no hands or numbers!!!
Kathy is back in town and my favorite hang out is now open again… how about some coffee and an “all day burrito” by the fire at around 7 in the morning watching the sun do it’s thing… will we see you there?… Holidays are coming up… better plan on it!
A ride on some nice dirt road… all in the website today.

Be well… Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website and Blog…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:55 pm



The road of a thousand pictures, Texas…

No wonder I have to mostly ride alone, I think most would live me behind when it takes me a whole day to cover the 120 miles or so to Presidio and back filling the camera’s memory card!
The heat slammed on us in the afternoon, it was suddenly brutal and luckily we found some shade at a rest area. Much water is a must these days.
As I have been asked what is happening with our Journey, why am I working 3 days a week, are we settling down… the answer is NO on the settling down!… with more details in today’s Blog… it is all good, better if nothing else!

Till next time, you be well…

Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Dunlap
Site Owner
Site Owner


Male Number of posts : 1083
Age : 32
Location : east Texas
Registration date : 2007-03-04

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:44 pm

Do you plan to go through east Texas any time soon?

_________________
A diamond is a diamond and a stone is a stone, but man is part good and part bad...

www.cafepress.com/pitbullfamily
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.pitbull-family.com
beemerchef



Number of posts : 372
Registration date : 2007-05-20

PostSubject: more about river road, Texas...   Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:46 pm

We are planning small trips here and there... How far is East Texas? Very Happy





More about River Road, Texas

I suddenly had two dogs in the sidecar yesterday but was tool slow with the camera!!! What a sight and laughter as also I had come across some riders from San Antonio… They did make a big mistake having lunch at the wrong place instead of Kathy’s Kosmic Kaffee… The food they had instead… I will say no more!!!
Life goes on here, finally some cooler weather mixed in with some clouds, some welcome temperatures.
More about the ride and some pictures on the website… a new recipe also has been posted, a new old recipe that is retrieved from the Blogs… things are starting to be better organized! Finally…

Be well…

Ara & Spirit


www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website and Blog…
Back to top Go down
View user profile
sedaliapridekennels



Male Number of posts : 932
Age : 35
Location : Sedalia Missouri
Registration date : 2007-06-03

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:12 pm

hey you auto stop by missouri and meetup here the missouri dogmen sometime. we can have a cookout.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/sedaliapitbulls
Dunlap
Site Owner
Site Owner


Male Number of posts : 1083
Age : 32
Location : east Texas
Registration date : 2007-03-04

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:49 am

beemerchef wrote:
We are planning small trips here and there... How far is East Texas? Very Happy




I'm about as far east as you can go, w/out being in Louisianna. You'd probally be able to find the closest "town" to me on a map, Center Texas. If you come around this way at all, it'd be nice to meet up with you some where.

_________________
A diamond is a diamond and a stone is a stone, but man is part good and part bad...

www.cafepress.com/pitbullfamily
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.pitbull-family.com
Attila



Male Number of posts : 88
Location : Dogville
Registration date : 2007-05-26

PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:50 am

I have been in Port Arthur and Port Neches Texas. I look forward to meeting Ara and Spirit in their travels some time as well.

Thanks for the updates Ara.

God be with you!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.   Today at 7:47 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Homeless with Spirit on the road... the story.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 3 of 18Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 10 ... 18  Next
 Similar topics
-
» The Story of the Great Trellis-raising
» garvo g spirit
» A weed story with a happy ending
» The story of a girl and her box
» Feeding the homeless

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Pit Bull Family :: Dog Discussion :: Pit Bull Related-
Jump to: