Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
We are extensively traveling around...working and having a blast...Life is Grand!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Feeling All Connected

There is that certain moment in time when all feels right and this for us is precisely that time. It has been a very long journey but we can finally say we have connected to our spiritual paths and it feels great. We were guided to this place by being open to new experiences and we are both so grateful for all that we are learning.

It’s a beautiful small town that has signs of changing, not all good but for the most part it is truly good according to some of the long time settlers. Many businesses are closing down and at the same time many new businesses are opening. From the moment we stepped foot out of our rig, we felt this positive reception that we were somewhere special. The people here are so wonderful, kind, generous, open and truly very connected to their own spiritual awareness. We are having the time of our lives and are soaking in as much as possible until we leave next week.

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Godlaski's

Yesterday, during meditation, I was guided to go to SSDI website and that is where the records indicated that on May 31, 2006 another one of my brothers passed away. Don’t ask me how because I don’t know. We had not spoke since way before my youngest brother passed away a few years ago. He and I never had much to say to one another and he was estranged from the entire family except mom periodically while she was alive. He and my sister also had some major blows with one another that never made a reunion very pleasant for the Godlaski’s.

My last memory of him was of course, a Godlaski scene. He came to visit with my brother and things got nasty as it usually did when our family got together. Anyway, there was yelling, screaming, name-calling and just plain rudeness but thankfully no blows. I attempted several times after that to contact him to apologize for my part in it all and he would not accept any of my communications, another Godlaski trait, never forgive, revenge and hold a grudge for as long as possible.

The following year when my mom was in Hospice we contacted him so he could speak to her, which was something, she needed and very much wanted. After my mom passed away things just got worse, which is unimaginable but they did, so this time I stepped away from all the chaos.

Unfortunately, the Godlaski trait continued to follow the same pattern between my daughter and myself and even though I have tried to overcome it, it lives strong within my daughter. She still refuses to forgive me and has blown it all so far out of proportion that all I can do is pray that time will heal her pain before it is too late, and we can reunite. Until that day comes, I will just have to continue on my own journey and not fall into the old patterns ever again.

My thoughts yesterday were scattered because of all the unfinished business between my brother and myself, I didn‘t think I would but I cried. I hoped that he was not alone, that he didn’t have too much pain and he was able to make peace with himself and others before the end. I thought about what family really stands for, all the while knowing ours was not even close to the true meaning of family and never will be. I was sad for the thoughts that when my father and mother began this journey, most likely they were optimistic for all of us. Shock was what I felt when I viewed a census that was done on our surname; using records of all sorts, they determined the life expectancy for all Godlaski’s was 41. I also felt with a little irony that there is now only one person alive that is my total blood relation, that has the same mother and father, that has been in my life since birth and that is my sister. Unfortunately, she is holding on with all she has with the Godlaski vengeance and directing this vendetta towards me with every ounce of energy she has and I am not sure she will ever be able to just let it go as I have.

Another thought, which came to mind, was for as long as I can remember, I can hear my mother wishing that all of her children would be in the same room at the same time without fighting. I cried when I realized, she never got her wish and never will.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

This is why we do what we do!

Every once in awhile, everything in our lives just fall into place and works out. This is one of those times.

After leaving Las Vegas Motor Speedway feeling a bit well on the not so lucky side of life knowing we were going to have to rethink this entire tour idea. We were feeling well let’s just say a bit on the self defeated side of life but instead of wallowing in our self pity we decided to change our way of doing things and this time we looked at the bright side. Once we found the bright side, it became a blinding light that continues to glow the brightest I have ever seen. Once we got aligned with the universe, miracles began happening for us and continue to surprise us with every event.

We have jobs lined up all over the United States for the rest of the year and even into next year. Some for a few weeks, some for longer and some for not as long but all are where and when we want them to be.

At this time we are in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico doing some independent contracting tile work for a short time before moving onward to our next exciting adventure. One of the things we have learned through this last ordeal of ours is to live for the moment, not for tomorrow or for yesterday. To enjoy where we are and not worry so much about where we are going.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS)
Our Experience Working in Campground Security

This is how I had imagined things to be, a group working together. Our rig, parked right behind our Leads, has turned out to be the gathering place, just as it was in our stationary home. We thought it was finally our time to enjoy this lifestyle and all was going according to our plan. The gates opened and we were first on the shift, we all worked 8 hours on and 8 hours off and things went so smoothly, we were all upbeat and the rules were being enforced, as they should be, but then…

After returning from our first time off, things changed drastically and mostly for the worse. We still worked very well as a group but the rules changed, actually, there were no longer any rules and anything was acceptable. We understand that there is always exceptions to the rules but throwing up your arms and saying, “That is the way it is.” and allowing rules to go right out the window is not acceptable. Management has rules to abide by but when they try to enforce them, the higher ups should back them up so a peaceful harmony is maintained among the fans and workers. I have a hard time when rules are given to us, then within one day, anything, and just about everything is allowed with no recourse to stand by. At this point we were wondering why they were paying us when we were not doing what we were suppose to be doing. Mostly we did traffic control in and out of the gates since checking passes were no longer a priority.

Then when things began to get out of control, workers began associating NASCAR fans with the chaos instead of where it really should be and that is with the inefficient ways of the chain of command and backing one another when a rule is enforced. The fans were confused since one Workamper who followed the rules would not let them in and then the next moment another Workamper would let in the fan’s friend under the same circumstance.

Also, when a Workamper complains over the “Luck of the Draw”, then refuses to work in that location and is not told to hit the road but instead escorted to several other spots until they find the one that suits them should not be acceptable. That is exactly what happened to one couple intended for our area, this made us one couple short which added to the chaos.

Being the lucky ones to some meant that we did not have the best campground to work in but found our luck in many other ways as we made the best of our situation. It wasn’t always easy since we heard that if we complained enough we would have been able to get into the infield where we dreamed we would be and not in the dustiest and furthest area of the track.

We will not become whiners just to get the better areas to work because if we did we would have missed out on meeting some really incredible people. Our Leads, as well as the other Workampers were the best to be associated with and we would not have traded that for the other areas. By the end of the week we became friends, exchanged contact information and will definitely keep in touch with one another, something that would not have happened if we had made the choice to change our fate.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

We made it to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we are meeting some wonderful people! We did not get the luck of the draw for the infield but instead are at a lot outside the track.

These areas of the infield will be almost $100 per person to be able to view the cars in the garage area but we got to see the area for free.

A few more photos of us in front of yet another of the race tracks, our collection is getting pretty amazing!

Stay tuned for more stories and check out all of our photos at http://hittheroadjack.shutterfly.com/action/

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Phoenix Destiny RV Resorts
Goodyear, AZ
February 2007
6 Rating
Club Memberships - Good Sam
Price We Paid - $35

Goodyear is located west of the Phoenix and is a fast growing area near the Phoenix International Raceway, there are also a few other locations. It has a few hundred sites with several of them being pull throughs with full hookups, many of them are for the seasonals but they do have several for daily use and most were very spacious.
We enjoyed our time there swimming in the sparkling pool and Jacuzzi and they also had many other daily activities going on. The shower stalls were private with your own door with a lock that we both agreed was a nice feature. A very well stocked store with the laundry facilities attached that were in very good condition and very clean.

Their motto is, “Tranquility With a Southwestern Flair”. We are not sure we agree with this or not since one of our irritants that we have been encountering at many of the parks happened every morning here and that is the sound of diesels. Every morning a diesel truck decided to warm up for over 45 minutes before daybreak. We truly understand that they are suppose to be warmed before driving but really, does it have to be so long and so early in the morning? They are also in the path of Luke Air Force Base and several of the mornings we were awoken just after daybreak to the sound of a fighter jet flying by and then at other times the fellow RVers dogs barking. All of this is just part of RVing and by no means could be the fault of the park but all these noises in our three day stay was overwhelming.