I spent my entire life wanting to be a TV personality. Famous. I guess that is every Childs dream, so I thought it was. I took it to the extreme, as always. I remember when I was as kid, my Mom was so upset with me.
I had three desk lamps plugged into extensions cords and clamped them on to our family trampoline I covered them with colored handkerchiefs to make stage lights. They shined on me like a ray of Janet Jacksons concert lights. She (Mom) came from the house and said, basically " Why are you being a spectacle?" As far as I was concerned no one could see me because it was dark and I was in my own world. If I remember correctly the song of MS. Jackson's was "Control" ironically. I was ordered to stop and get in the house by Mom. I am sure she was embarrassed by it all. I mean she had a son in her front yard on the trampoline twisting his ass and flipping all over that "stage".
Looking back on it and where I am from ( Big Gulley, Tennessee) I…
Coming from the south still on US19N. I dry camped in a truck stop last night. Learning to slow down and enjoy the ride I found myself taking a left off the highway to discover something new. I will forever be looking for that "Yankeetown Experince", tho.
This mornings left turn brought me to Horseshoe Beach. It's an Island. It look like the suburbs of Key West. The Dixie County timberlands guide you through and too Horseshow Beach. There isn't much along the way from US19 but when your are here, you arrive and you know it.
I was impressed with all the signage. The couple businesses that are here really sock it to ya coming in. Almost like arriving in Vegas or any other tourist driven spot. Signs for the Marina, LIVE Bait, Rentals, Jake's Pub and I think I saw a Post Office sign. I look for those for my friends Lisa H and Cindy L back home. Anyway.
I drove to the end of the road just to see where it goes. Well it went to the end. I posted a video this morning on …
It was a twelve hour drive from Tulsa Oklahoma to get to Crestone Colorado. I saw a ton of empty fields and miles and miles of nothing but flat stretches of nothing. I saw a couple dust funnels and several large, very large tractors and such. As I drove the never ending highway 412 West through the never ending Oklahoma panhandle I was eagerly waiting for those mountains. The hills with no point.
Finally there they were! It took my breath when I saw them. I was on the phone when I came upon them for the fist time. I couldn't continue the conversation I was having. I was speechless. I didn't hang up the phone tho. I did explain I was having a moment. The lady I was on the phone with kinda pick up on what was happening and gave my moment a more powerful message and it was from and about God. Her faith is very strong and she has been a staple in my journey #WESTBY2021. Oh yeah and BTW no pictures of the mountains either.
I continued my trip. My cell services was spotty. So was …