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Lifelong Journey on the road with Spirit...

Discussion in 'Dog Blogs' started by beemerchef, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

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    It is a first for us to post here, a intro to a new post on our website. The text itself would be too long... with too many pictures. Please let me know if it is not allright...


    What do I know?… (Texas)

    The odd vehicles (mine included, they say it is…) are lined up by the Porch for the daily Sunset and gathering of the locals… Just another day in Terlingua, Big Bend, Texas!
    Through the written support of so many, today the energy is up, some realizations are making sense, lets look around us while we are here, lets admire what has been laid out and accept the resolutions of Life when even the cards dealt are not in our favor.
    It seems like it is the only choice we have…
    I feel as I have a new Family in all of you after reading comments and e mails send to me. “Thank you” will never be enough words to express my gratitude. All this because of our Blog, we are getting to know each other as a community which I would not trade for anything else.
    Mixed in today are some pictures of a short little dirt road behind us called “Indian Head Trail” which has become one of my favorite hang out. Just a bunch of rocks… hope you enjoy them...
    Be well…
    Ara & Spirit
     
  2. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    You are right... and I cannot find the "edit" button... them is the same as my website's address... sorry!!!

    I will try it here... them

    or as mentionned www.theoasisofmysoul.com

    I might be doing something wrong!!!

    Be well... Ara & Spirit
     
  3. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Doesn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Works for me as well; welcome to Ara and Spirit - I enjoy reading your entries and pictures - even if the entries about Lance are painful; I can feel the sense of loss.
     
  4. lockjaw

    lockjaw Little Dog

    i have always enjoyed seeing your pics..and a little envious of the wonderful places and sites you see..keep sending us pics:photo:
     
  5. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    Old Maverick Rd, BB Park, Texas

    Thank you... I am still not very well versed in this dark world of computers! Lets see if I can do better now....

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    Old Maverick Rd, BB Park, Texas
    I hope that you check out the Blog today and take a good look at Luna’s picture and his home. The man lived to 108 and so much wish he was around. A great smile, the man looks like someone I think we would have loved to meet and spend some time with by his humble Jackal… around the fire, maybe cooking some and listening to his stories!!! I wish so much that you would “all†have the desire and the ability to join me and start feeling the experience of being on the road as we are, senses developing as time went on and just being transported on this incredible stage. It is not about riding anymore, photography, cooking or eating… it is just about “beingâ€.
    “Terlingua Abaja†was also a stop for us on that heated day… with more pictures on the site.
    You be well…
    Ara & Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website and Blog…
     
  6. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    Santa Elena Canyon and some, BB Park, Texas

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    Santa Elena Canyon and some, BB Park, Texas
    This is now into the end of the day, a short hike into the Canyon, a closer look at Mule ears, a bit cut short as the heat was getting intolerable. But good news as for the first time last night I had to use the heater… finally the weather is changing and this is going to be the perfect time for some longer hikes and more comfortable day trips. About time I was thinking!
    I interrupted this above “big guy†from crossing the road that day… he did not seems to be very happy about it as his moving speed increased, finally taking refuge within some vegetation… he ran but could not hide!!!
    More on the site…
    Be well…
    Ara and Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website and Blog…
     
  7. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    ooooh!!! Nice Aphonopelma anax!!!! (I'm the resident spider junkie)
    I used to see tons of wandering males on herping trips in TX. The good ol' days =)
     
  8. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    "Many Stones"... Dual Sport Riders... Terlingua, Tx

    Thanks Galadriel... I was hping someone wold come forward with the name!... without having to research it... I will keep you in mind next time I see a different one...

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    “Many Stonesâ€â€¦ Dual sport riders, Terlingua, Texas
    For such a little town far away from it all so much is going on outside the Park. This is the weekend for the TRH National Suzuki dual sport ride with about 150 riders in town having a great time on the local dirt roads… A visit with Ring yesterday, the owner of “Many Stonesâ€â€¦ a unique gift and rock and Cacti shop… and I am finding out that some musicians from the 3 week long Kerville Music festival are camping near by… A great dinner at the Crisis Center aka the Cultural Center with some great local talents… I don’t know what else to say… never a dull moment.
    Be well…
    Ara & Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our website and Blog…
     
  9. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    One year, 200 Blogs later... Texas

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    Good tire!
    One year, 200 Blogs later, Texas
    Have we really been on the road all this time?… I asked myself this morning. There is not much sense wondering why it has gone by so fast, it has been a good year with the help of your company, and I can only enjoy “now†at any given time, but cannot hide the excitement of times to come. Spirit and I have grown attached more than ever, he has matured and gained a care free happiness that was not there before. He is now a “traveling dogâ€! From smell to smell he has established these months many territories… his tail has been wagging more than ever… he is a kind soul to be around.
    Some, most, train their dog… we have built up a mutual understanding… we live together and I have learned… a lot from him! I guess we have trained each other…
    We have been surrounded this weekend by about 150 dual sport riders, mainly from Texas, lots of pictures here… great times!
    Be well…
    Ara & Spirit
     
  10. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    "Art Car"... Murals... Errands, Alpine, Tx

    Thanks Maryellen...

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    “Art Carâ€â€¦ Murals… Errands, Alpine, Tx
    Combining a great ride with errands is always the ultimate. Spirit with his yearly shots, myself with a prescription renewal and many carbs at a local Bakery proved Alpine is a great little town. The closest town to Terlingua, about 160 miles rounds trip.
    And then we saw an Art Car! The Camera Van… it is something that left me speechless wondering if I should think about a new project called… “Sidecar Art� Maybe the attention Spirit gets is enough!
    Enjoy the pictures and description of it on the site…
    Be well… Ara & Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…
     
  11. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    "Viva La Historia" Terlingua, Texas

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    “Viva La Historia†Terlingua, Texas
    It was one of those events not to be missed, and we did not! Sorry it is not about riding… parks… the roads… or even Spirit. It is about much more, Life itself over many generations finally back together in this one little town around a cemetery to celebrate it all together. It was tears, laughter, food, music and kind people opening their arms to even myself passing by here from so far away. The emotions surpassed any gathering I have ever witnessed, you had to be here… I hope the Blog and the pictures can relate as close as possible the experience.
    You be well…
    Ara & Spirit
     
  12. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    Am I just an old "hippie"? Tx

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    Am I just an old “hippie� Tx
    We took off for the day to the Park yesterday. Much needed for the both of us, it was time to spend some time trying to answer some questions running through my mind fueled by such empty spaces. Since Spirit is not allowed on the trails we pretty much stayed on Croton Springs Rd and Paint Gap Rd, riding some, hiking some. It happens always… the magical effects of Big Bend. In a couple days actually the Mountains themselves will be our view! A good friend of mine has offered some great first row space on his property for us to stay on. So today we are packing for tomorrow’s move, Karma again has been good to us.
    More on the Blog…
    Be well…
    Ara & Spirit
     
  13. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    Our new home, BB, Texas...

    And even more relaxing now... Thanks Alan...

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    Our new Home, BB, Texas

    Due to the generosity of Roger, a friend we met last year, we moved onto his property yesterday morning… beautiful! What a view, what an incredible peaceful and serene space with the landscape of Big Bend, The Ghost Town, Terlingua… 24/7!
    These are busy days! Another friend from Louisiana is arriving today, some riders from the Texas Two Wheel Forum also tonight… the Chili Cook Off has started… we have a free pass for the complete event as I volunteered at the gate last night…It was a good time with good people.
    A new recipe… a new Magazine page… all on the Blog…

    Be well…

    Ara & Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…
     
  14. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Your pictures are absolutely fantastic!!

    Wasn't a fan of the sleeping tour bus....:lol:
     
  15. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    A Celebration "The Day of the Dead", BB, Tx

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    A Celebration, “The Day of the Deadâ€, BB, Tx
    A Mexican Holiday celebrated here in Terlingua, a friend from Louisiana, the Chili Cook Off, the Texas Two Wheel riders in the area… and you thought probably that there is never anything going on around here!
    On our way right now to the finals of the cookoff… much more on the Blog…
    We have to run!!!
    Be well…
    Ara & Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…

    Thanks Purple...
     
  16. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Doesn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Enjoy the cook-off, and I am glad both you and Spirit have found a place for the winter.
     
  17. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    The Chili Cookoff, Terlingua, Tx

    Thanks Marion...

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    The Chili Cookoff, Terlingua, Texas
    Terlingua has regained its composure yesterday afternoon, the many events that took place these past weeks are over. Millions of stars where shining down on us last night as the town near by was dark and quiet. We spend some time at the Chili Cookoff, the craziness was just starting as the chili’s were turned in for judging. The Showmanship competition was on its way, amazing imagination, laughter, colors and music… as always!
    Spirit will pose for pictures as long as needed… it was a great sunset and no exception, he sat patiently and waited for the camera to stop its shutter noise! What a dog…
    Enjoy the pictures on the Blog… there are quite a few!
    Be well…
    Ara & Spirit
    www.theoasisofmysoul.com our Blog and website…
     
  18. beemerchef

    beemerchef Puppy

    A bit of my Dog’s Life riding and living on the road…

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    A bit of my Dog’s Life riding and living on the road…
    We did live on 16 beautiful acres at one time in Northern Georgia when my buddy rescued me from the shelter with just a couple more days to live. I heard many people telling him not to take me because I am a Pit, so I proved him wrong for over a year now!
    Life is good, the smells are good, the food is too and so is his affection and Love for me. I have my own sidecar, I get to ride and watch my other buddies walk the streets instead. Of course I have to give in often for all those pictures he takes of me, same goes for all those strangers that have never seen me riding with my goggles on… but oh! Well… small price to pay… check it out…
    Thanks for the scratches you always send me…
    Spirit
     
  19. Alan

    Alan Banned

    I dont think I could keep a hat or glasses on any of my dogs for more than 20 seconds lol. I always say,"There are people who take pictures and there are people who take photographs.". My definition is that anyone can take a picture. A picture is simply pointing and clicking. Photographs are much harder. A photograph captures a story. A photograph is a captured moment in time. It takes skill to know when and how to click a photograph. You take photographs.

    I especially like the one on the blog page of him running through the water.
     
  20. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    I love the blog from Spirit's point of view! The picture of Spirit in the sunset absolutely gorgeous!
     

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