Day Sixty Nine… A Whole New Journey Has Come About… 08/04/15

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Well folks… It looks like my bad luck got even worse… The starter was not the problem on #TheMillenniumFalcon and this is not going to be an easy fix… One of the mechanics came into their break room where I was finishing up the last few days of my blog and informed me the engine is all ceased up…

Honestly, at this point I was not shocked… I was really angry and that defeatist attitude soon crept in… So, I told the mechanic I had to go take a walk and figure out what I am going to do next…

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You don’t see one of these everyday! WTF! I couldn’t even guess at the purpose of this vehicle… I’m sure it has something to do with farming… lol…

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Folks, this walking thing is amazing… You ever have any problems and don’t know how to handle them, go for a walk… Trust me, you will get your answers… Maybe not on the first walk but the answers will come…

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this amazing hawk swooping through the sky… He was flying around me a good majority of the walk… I walked down the road and screamed out into the open for anyone who wanted to listen… I exploded into anger, asking why this is happening to me!

The mechanics informed me that the #TheFalcon would take at least 3 weeks to fix. They needed to take the engine out and send her to be rebuilt and then reinstall it. The mechanic told me it would take at least 3 weeks and that’s if everything works out correctly… You all know my luck so I don’t expect it to work out perfectly… Actually at this point, I expect no less than a complete disaster…

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Now, the big question is… What do I do for these 3 or more weeks? I thought about going camping for the three weeks… They had a campground that is local… John told me I could pop a tent there and live for three weeks… The Falcon was out of the question… they told me they couldn’t have someone living out of the camper for three weeks, which I totally understood…

But then it came to me after about a half hour of walking…. Seeing that hawk swoop through the air freely made me realize something… Why am I allowing an unforeseen tragedy steer my life? It’s my life right? I am the one in the driver’s seat right? Or at least that’s what I have been made to believe…

So, why am I not going to the destination I had already planned out…. I called Chris at the cafe and told him I couldn’t come because my RV was broken down once again… Chris sounded so disappointed and I felt so guilty for letting him down… So, I figured, why not call him back and ask him if he could provide some housing for me and I will still come and work…

Well… I’m glad I called back because Chris told me he now had plenty of housing and would shack me up for no charge what so ever….

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So, I rented a car and decided to make good on my commitment… I know I don’t look too happy here and for good reason but here I am in my #EnterpriseRental car about 10 hours away from #TaylorPark in #Colorado… It was a huge hassle because no one was renting any cars due to lack of availability but I soon found an Enterprise in #JunctionCity,KS… John’s wife was nice enough to give me a ride and I made it just before closing… It was a dramatic process but I am used to such struggles by now…

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So I hit 70W with a new journey and a new vehicle…. It was 6:30pm by the time I got on the road and I planned to drive the whole 10 hours to TheColoradoDreamRanch… I figured I would just sleep in my rental car and meet my new friends in the morning…

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As I drove I witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets in my life as the sun flirted with the clouds… hiding and exposing itself in a playful fashion… My journey had changed once again but my objective didn’t… I was throwing all caution and reason up into the air not knowing what tomorrow would bring…

I admit I am very nervous and am completely confused about this whole situation but soon I will be up in those mountains and I’m sure some answers will reveal themselves as I travel my new journey…

I arrived at #TheColoradoDreamRanch at 4:00 am… I didn’t even drive up their long road and quickly found a place to park my car and catch some zzzz’s…. I was so exhausted and extremely nervous about my new life for 5 weeks… I have decided to work here for the season and then pick up #Millie on Sept 13th when it’s all over…

Then we will see what is the next stop on this crazy trip… I’m sure I will be a little bit wiser by then….

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