Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
ok, i don't think i've told you about my latest tattoo it's in its beginning stages it covers my entire back i discovered this beautiful work of art, wolves, eagle, trees & symbol, a few months ago i kept debating as to whether i'd do it finally i decided yes well we did the outline wednesday nite to my surprise the back is a bit sensitive but 2 shots of jack daniels & a few breaks in between, we got the outline completed now it will be all the shading except this time i can use some of that numbing creme for shading so we're working on getting it right now it's a beautiful tattoo, even my therapist liked it and she doesn't like tattoos anyways, once it's all complete i'll definitely post a pic for everyone ...now in the meantime, i'm searching for my next road trip it'll be 4 wheelin in Mt Taylor about an hour west of here in a couple weekends for i have motocycle training next weekend...hope everyone is doing well...take care
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
today i had another guitar lesson i always have to play what i practice for the instructor i always get nervous and today he played with me on one of the songs i was draggin' , just a little, while he kept up the beat i was actually enjoying what he was playin so much i couldn't focus on what i was doin' but i'll do better the next time he added some more notes and strands of songs to play, plus he added 'chords' chords are playin more than one note at a time, a whole string of them so to speak all at once i'm so excited about learning the guitar, yet i wonder if i can do it each time i come out with my new lessons to practice i'll be fine and i'm doin' fine for the most part, but God playin in front of Ken (instructor) i just freeze....lol
in the meantime, i'm reminded i'll be in Disney a month from now i'm anxious to see the kids, ages 2-6yrs old i haven't met the youngest yet, but he'll be fun as long as my sister doesn't treat me like one of the kids, dictator self she is, then her & i will be fine i think have her grandkids will take care of that....in the meantime, on monday i start Tai Chi it was recommended i do this first before i do a martial art they'll get me aligned and strength the muscles i need for a martial art i may not take a martial art, but at least i'm headed in the right direction for now plus with my other classes, including motorcycle riding class coming up, i'll be pretty damn busy for awhile once i return from Disney, i'll be enrolling into school...intially when i retired i didn't know if i could fill the time now there isn't enough time because i have so many books and so little time but all is good i just began The Da Vince Code to insure i complete it before the movie is released plus i have a whole bunch of other books to read all in time...
Monday, April 24, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Welcome to Bandelier! grab some coffee and have a seat these may take a few moments Bandelier dates back to about 10,000 years ago with prehistoric people then Pueblo people inhabited this place Pueblo as i understood to indicate they didn't have written language at the time they did paint pictures on the walls, and one is included among these photos the first pics are upon entering the park it's suppose to be volcanic ash melted together hence the holes then the pics follow the trail of the kiva, pueblo ruins and cliff dwellings where the ancient people lived the caves in the walls were also inhabited by the people they were are part of their dwellings eventually you'll come to a round circle 'cave' of sorts with a ladder coming out of it that is the Ceremonial Cave i had to climb 140ft up to this cave the ladders following these photos are the ladders i climbed and they're halfway up the ladders to the cave but the climb was well worth it i wonder how the natives at the time actually got up there ladders i presumed anyways, continuing with the photos you'll see a touch of spring in the trees and the last of winter holding on then you'll come to an antique car in the midst of these pics it was in the parking lot and i couldn't pass it up the photos following the car are my trail adventures to the waterfalls totally i hiked about 5miles on sunday, but it was a great day! i also wondered if i had a past life here at Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier for i always feel "Home" when there anyways, if you ever get a chance to be here in New Mexico, do stop here it is worth the trip!
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Monday, April 17, 2006
ok here are a few photos of my weekend trip to Bandelier these are of the Jemez Mtns the backroad to Bandelier it's very beautiful and i felt like i had seen them for the first time again this weekend these photos have been doctored a little my first attempt in simmering down the brightness they reflect when i put them on my puter they look fine viewing from the camera, but really brighten up once on the puter my main object was to get the rich red clay showing well in these photos so i dimmed the brightness the only photos not doctored on these are of my jeep the next journal entry will be of my Boo (Tabbou) then i'll doctor the Bandelier photos and post them too that may be a couple days for i have classes all day tomorrow....until i cya again...take care
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
yep, my jeep is beautiful! i picked her up yesterday and she's settin' perty God i had no idea how tall she'd sit with 33 tires, but now she looks like a jeep in lieu of a station wagon she was just too plain with regular wheels i'm definitely ready for some 4wheelin' now the front bumper looks great with the wrench and the rack really tops her off the only thing missin', well maybe, is some step rails somehow we manage to forget to put them on the invoice so we ordered them and they'll be in a few days Mom won't be able to get up into the jeep without them when she visits but i do havve a step stool already for her the other thing i may need to purchase is a new rear bumper and swinging tire holder for the back this morn i'll see if i can mustard getting the full size spare tire up on the rack,but it seems pretty damn heavy if i can get it up there, i won't need the tire rack, but we'll see later this morn it's a pretty big tire and i know it's heavy as hell i'll see soon....
in the meantiime, i went to the opening Isotopes baseball game last nite it was nice but i only stayed for about 4innings for some reason when i sat down at the park, i was ready to go to sleep maybe because i had just filled my belly with dinner not sure exactly, but i lasted a few innings and i was good to go there'll be plenty of games and i have plenty of tickets i bought a diamond pack deal which included 10games for the season i bought a pair of seats and if a ticket isn't used i can redeem it for any other game Cindy didn't go with me last nite so i already have one ticket to redeem anyways, it was a Good Friday after all
today, Tabbou and I begin classes for training it's not the training i'm after, but to get her socialized sure i'll train her but not very much apparently she's ok when people come to the house, but once out in public she's a bit timid she's very friendly, she just needs to be exposed to the outside world Tjnya didn't ever go places much and she surely didn't take Tabbou this class lasts for 8weeks, but we may only make it thru 6 of it my vacation to Disney will be on the tail end of it and i'm not sure i'll return just for one more class once i return but i've decided everytime i head out for dog food, Tabbou will be going with me plus i'll take her everywhere i can there's probably some time in the park where dogs & owners meet that i can expose her to as well plus she'll be hiking with me too not sure how much for she has hip dysplacia and is limping quite a bit hopefully that'll heal will find out with her next doctor visit Jimmy wants to have sex with her all the time which isn't helping her leg i don't mind the sex, but not with her bad hip so anyways, all is good in the life of kbear and family the wind blows at the moment howling up a storm ever so sweet...
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
early morn and i dropped my Jeep off to 4Wheel Parts for it's upgrade all new tires and a lift kit along with a wrench and rack will take me to Alaska some day soon plus i picked up a couple books on 4wheelin in Colorado and Arizona so once i have my car back friday evening, i'll be ready to hit the road God i can hardly wait for some 4wheelin' it's been tooo long since i've been ...in the meantime, i've been ready for another road trip, but i think i had a little this morn actually right here in town after droppin off my Jeep, i stopped @ The Range Cafe right down the street it was quaint, western and had that hometown range feelin and the food was delicious had my biscuits and gravy but this little cafe was full of 'regular' people 'regular' people are the little people to me the little people are those just living an ordinary life of just plain folk from rural America i love places and people like this although i don't get to be around them much nowadays maybe my Spirit was showing me a fresh perspective with them today for i felt more at home at this cafe than i have in any place lately o fancy restraunts are all fine and dandy, but i love the little places that not too many people notice they just have that homey feelin for me and i'm so at home when there my waitress even had a southern draw accent which i haven't heard in awhile so i picked up a couple business cards to remind me to go there from time to time enjoy the atmosphere and remember the true nature of myself-free spirit! and i took the bus home and the ride was different this morn in a good way i just think Spirit was with me this morn, but Spirit is always with us, i just noticed today ....now i'm back at my apartment which i still desire to call my house, reading The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield M gave me this book and i'm loving it plus this saturday evening our church is showing the movie so hopefully i'll have the book completed by then, or at least most of it....
now for the latest on Boo (Tabbou)....she's have confetti parties all over the place but she's content and not shredding anything else in the house, so that makes us both happy i can always pick up paper later and it costs nothing but she has settled in here quite well i even left her in the house for 3hrs last nite while at class and she did great no messes, nothing shredded except paper she's a great kid.....
Sunday, April 9, 2006
Saturday, April 8, 2006
these pics are of Lincoln, NM the last great escape of Billy the Kid we stopped here for 'bout an hour on the way down to Carlsbad Caverns very quaint old western town we walked through the courthouse where the story was told about Billy's last capture there's a pic of his life size photo included anyways, the courthouse was unique and still preserved the original flooring and furniture in the courthouse also reconstructed was a Mason's room don't know why i didn't take pics of this room it was beautiful this was a great little rest stop for us the only thing missing was a postcard the woman selling them at her house closed up 5mins too early @ 3:30 in the afternoon guess business wasn't booming also in the town was a museum with some artifacts of Civil War Era what i liked most about this musuem was it included history on Hispanics, African Americans and Indians as well very well rounded ....
now, Tabbou just shredded a phone book and is having the time of her life will pick up the confetti party once she's completed playing she's adjusting well we even cuddled on the couch yesterday for a nap ...Life is Good!
a couple of these photos need doctoring for the light is too bright on them will doctor them and repost them this trip with my new camera was just to learn more about my camera i'm in love with my new digital camera for someone who didn't want to go digital...
Friday, April 7, 2006
Thursday, April 6, 2006
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
this is Carlsbad Caverns my friend Cindy called it 'Mother Nature's Cathedral' it is so fitting not sure that these pics really depict the beauty of it all, but this is my best shots we were in the cave for 3hrs we hiked down 750ft and then some there wasn't enough light to capture it's beautiful depth and complete beauty it was breathtaking Cindy and I took our time and we kept wondering what was the hurry as everyone else kept passing us by it was my first trip to the caves, Cindy's 4th the majestic it is isn't really on these pics must see it one day we'll be going back...
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o yes, VIEW THESE LARGER TOO...
Monday, April 3, 2006
a few photos from White Sands National Park the sunset Cindy took the pic (and of me) the remainder i shot these are a few of the shots taken there i'll look over the rest and post/repost all of them from White Sands Nature's beauty is magnificent as it is here we took our shoes off and smushed our toes into the cool sand the photos are taken about an hour before sunset (ideal time to take photos) words cannot describe the beauty here...hope you enjoy!
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definitely view these larger to see the textures...