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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In Green River, Wyoming

I arrived and set up at the KOA Campground, and checked my email. There is an email from someone at Nu Wa asking me to call him asap, and definitely before I head to Chanute. I must still be on Mountain Time and Chanute is on Midwestern, so I missed their office hours. Since they open at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, I will phone them first thing. The fix is still holding up but it is starting to bow out a little, which makes it look worse from inside. I don't think I will make it to Chanute anyway, but should let them find me the closest place for repair. There are so many folks who swear by the service at the factory and I hate to have the work done anywhere else, but I might not have a choice.

Today's drive was a beautiful one, but I started to feel really tired about 1/2 hour before I stopped. I left Declo, Idaho about 10:30 a.m. but I am not sure when I stopped - every clock I have tells me a different time. I think I set the wall clock ahead by one hour last night to trick myself when I got up this morning. When I was in my parking space I was trying to level out by placing boards under the right rear tires, but was having difficulty hitting it just right. A man walked over and waved to me when I should move and when I should stop, and it worked out perfectly. He stood around for a few minutes, obviously wanting to talk, but I didn't want to make any mistakes so I just did the things I had to do to hook up to water and electricity, etc. By the time I was finished and ready to go indoors he was gone.

Southeastern Idaho and Northeastern Utah are absolutely beautiful. There are hills, or maybe they are mountains, but what are stunning are the sky and clouds. The sky was deep blue in patches but was mostly beautiful billowy clouds that touched the earth. When I got closer to Wyoming there were the gorgeous red rock formations of eastern Utah. I always wish I had taken a course or two of geology in college, and I'm thinking of looking at online classes that you can start any time - maybe for when I'm in Georgia.

Driving long distances alone gives a person plenty of time to think, and I've been thinking a lot about what my latest troubles mean and what they are trying to tell/teach me. I think I want to get my 5ver back in good condition, cleaned up and maybe laminate flooring to replace the carpet, and learn to love it again. I'm getting a little more confident about backing up (although not to the extent I want to back into a campsite), and when I stop I certainly appreciate the wide open space I have inside. Not that I require so much, but I shouldn't be ungrateful that it's there. I wish I could zero in on what to think, how to feel, and what to do!


  1. Gypsy, you are an inspiration!! There is no way I would want to back up that monster...I would not even want to drive it forward!! I sure admire you. Hope you get it all together again and that this was the last big problem for you.

  2. "I wish I could zero in on what to think, how to feel, and what to do!"

    Let me share one thing I have learned: Don't ever make any decisions when you are tired! EVERYTHING looks better when you have the energy to handle it!

    You are remarkable, Gypsy.

  3. "I wish I could zero in on what to think, how to feel, and what to do!"

    Atta girl Gypsy.....your thinking like a man now:))