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

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Can’t Remember the Last Time…

We crossed the desert in July but believe me when I say it is a memory that will stay with us for a long time. We now know what hell feels like and we don’t like it.

We could only do about 200 or less miles per day even with us leaving before dusk because within a few hours we were hot and so was Maggie. We didn’t want her overheating so we were checking into the resorts before 10am, turning the air conditioning on full blast and taking soaks in the cool pools just to keep our body temperatures at a reasonable rate. The nights were terrible since without the air it was stifling but with the air on all night my sinuses were almost unmanageable. It was not a good trip but we muddled through it. After about 5 days we made it to Williams where we hung out for about a week until we needed to head to Flagstaff where we worked a few weeks at the Sam’s Club for Lt Blender selling those wonderfully cool and refreshing cocktails in a bag.

The weather has been wonderful in Williams and Flagstaff, highs in the lower 80’s and night lows in the lower 60’s and even some in the uppers 50’s. Since it is Monsoon season it has been a daily thing for the lightning and thunder to start and then the pouring rain to drench the area but otherwise it has been perfect weather. We are not complaining about the rain, it is refreshing and nothing scary as it is back east but we have had enough, even if the locals say they want more.

There seems to be something in the air lately that is causing us to be in a crappy zone in our lives that is out of our control. We are finding ourselves in issues that we can’t fix and all we can do about them is to just suck it up and let them go. Usually we are able to do it without any problems but lately we are almost at our wits ends and getting tired of having to learn through our experiences. Lately the only thing we seem to be getting out of these nuisances is that life is not fair and that is not fair since we have been struggling ALL of our lives and had hoped that once we reached our age now that things might just come a little easier. No big issues just little ones that are adding up really fast…bikes breaking down…issues with Maggie…terrible customer service given to us…money running low…WE WANT OUT OF THIS CYCLE AND GET US ONTO A BETTER ONE NOW. We need to get back into the flow in our lives…

The customer service issues have been weighing on our minds, especially because we were surprisingly let go from a job years ago due to OUR bad customer service that only happened that one time. Now we seem to be getting terrible customer service that is 100 times worse than we gave during our hard times but they get away with it and we never did…NOT FAIR! Sometimes we both just want to lay on the ground, stomp our feet and scream” IT’S NOT FAIR”.  Oh to be a kid again when life was simpler and there were no bad memories of the past because there was no past yet.

Please send your good juju vibes our way to help get us out of this funk we have landed in, we will open our arms to all of them…keep them coming!

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Mike Mills said...

Sounds like life is serving up lemons at the moment for you, but I'm sure it's only temporary. Perhaps a few positive observations would help: You are making your own way in a lifestyle that many would envy. You are blessed with good communication skills with the imagination to appreciate your surroundings and publish an entertaining and informative blog for the benefit of others. Hopefully, your health is good and your relationship is strong. These are blessings to be envied, and as the old gospel song goes, "it won't rain always." Here's wishing you the best.

Jerry n Kimberly Peterson said...

Yes indeed we both have so much to be grateful for and thank you for your heart felt words.