A Journey on the road with my buddy Spirit!

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A Journey on the road with my buddy Spirit!

Post by Beemerchef » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:37 am


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It is a long story!!! Actually has 300 chapters today as Spirit, rescued 3 years ago, turns 4 as I turn 60, both homeless on the road... (I must love that word!... as we are!).
We are in Utah now... in the middle of 2 million acres and kind of put things in perspective, it really does...
We left for the road because of a Family tragedy, this is our therapy... and Spirit loves it as much as I do. We have grown together and learn from each other. Sounds odd that a grown man can learn from his Dog? Oh!... they can teach so much if one only took the time... Unencombered Life for one, Love without a rest, never a demand and most important of it all... "Living for Now"! So unfortunate that I can only have one! Two will not fit in the sidecar!!!
There is much more on our Blog as he also writes at times!... it is our Life on the road... I would love to post some excerpts whenever a new chapter is up!

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Be well... always.
Ara & Spirit[url]http://theoasisofmysoul.com/[/url] - Life on the road'
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Post by Beemerchef » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:40 am

Beemerchef,

I forgot to mention that he is... one of those... mean Pit Bulls!!!
:lol:
We have only met in 2 years 2 "dog haters"!!!... Spirit has to be the sweetest being there ever existed!!! Maybe too sweet...

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Post by tamra » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:04 pm

Beemerchef,

awwwwww ):) adorable & too sweet & loving life as if there's no tomorrow. but damn if that dog doesn't remind me of Shug Avery in The Color Purple: Let's Go!!" :lol: :)
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Post by Beemerchef » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:47 am

tamra,too funny... never thoughts about it...



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*Picture above has been HDR digitally enhanced.

Up to the “T” on the Burr Trail…
We turned around at the “T” on the Burr Trail, we were not ready to go any further that day, but will next time and camp out going south to Lake Powell. There is an incredible isolation here on and off the roads. The “space” has changed, it is not Moab, it is not Monument Valley… it is an entity of its own, the closest being Valley of the Gods. Having lived on a sailboat for many years, it is as being out to sea, all alone and with a bit of constant thoughts, an inner, I might call it, “apprehension” maybe, as not to break down as these are not at all well traveled roads.
They are mostly demanding and definitely require an advance knowledge of the weather, they require much water specially being in in summer time. Tools and food a must… they stay on the rig 24/7 never unloaded, cannot afford to forget anything.
Much changes in the sceneries, rocks formations and even roads… that is what is on the Blog today…
Be well… always… Ara & Spirit[url]http://theoasisofmysoul.com/[/url] - the Blog today'
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Post by Beemerchef » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:50 am


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Widstoe, a ghost of a Ghost Town, Utah

You definitely have it all here. The Red Canyons, the flat Desert and the high altitude unpaved forest roads of the Dixie National Forest. Take your pick as we did trying to find the ghost town of Widstoe passing right by the area that was on fire last week. From what seemed to be Widstoe, southbound to the entrance of Bryce Canyon, a little detour while closing the loop back to Escalante to Grosvernor Arch and even as we were by then loosing the sun just a few minutes at the Kodachrome State Park where the trails are many and so are photo opportunities. Sometimes I feel as we are still scouting the area as some of them we need to go back and spend more time.
The big aspect of it all has been the lack of traffic in this area. Maybe this will all change as the Fourth of July weekend is coming up? This all feels as we are in a separate part of the World, so far from anything one might have a need for… even finding decent food sometimes is a task waiting for the days of delivery! Be well… Ara & Spirit

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Post by tamra » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:22 pm

Beemerchef,

wowww! very nice, & envious!

if your dog decides to cancel the rest of the trip, shoot, I'll fill in. I'll even wear the helmet and I assure you I will be smiling as much as the dog. :) :lol:
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Post by Beemerchef » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:36 pm

tamra,

You are funny!!!... Can you believe that you are not my first offer!!! Ah! Spirit is my Life you know... and actually a reader had asked me to write about his rescue which I just did and will be posted tomorrow morning. It was an incredible moment when our eyes met...
But... we are in Utah right now, tring to get lost in the deserts and cayons... come and join us... will make room and I will even share my cooking!!!

[url]http://www.personalchefara.com/[/url] - ... Personal Chef Ara, my other passion!'

You be well... always.
Ara & Spirit

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Post by tamra » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:36 pm

Beemerchef,

I love that last pic. are you sure that dog isn't sedated? or stuffed? :lol: that dog is just completely chilled out, as if no worries, looking like he won the lotto & all he has to do is just enjoy each day. & posing as if to say to the other shelter dogs, "how you like me now, bitches!" :lol:

I'd love to join yall, but I don't do deserts (snakes, scorpions & lizards), but I do do food. :)
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Post by Beemerchef » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:03 am

Saving Spirit and the end of “that” ride, Utah.



A reader asked me, rightly so, how it came about for Spirit and I to be together… It is amazing how some moments are never forgotten and one can relive them! It was then, 3 years have passed and I can just hope for many more to come by one day at the time.
And then the end of a great day’s ride to Gosverner Arch, a bumpy road with much washboard and deep sand combination testing again the limits of the rig with a knobby that is almost gone. We are going through rear tires a bit too fast, those knobbies disappear “like butter”, but it is our only way to handle the local back roads. Riding the black top to get to them does not help either.
Happy 4th of July to you all… be careful with that BBQ! We need to find one ourselves, it is good weather for it.
Enjoy the Blog, the long weekend… till later, you all be well.
Ara & Spirit

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Post by hellifiknow » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:25 pm

Beemerchef,
you can log on to Tamra's web site and watch her doing food. ]:o) ;p

Great pictures, posts and website...you and Spirit have a safe trip. :)
"boy, go get me something to beat your ass with" RP
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