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!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2925 W Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301
8/2015, 8/2016, 5/2019

We had passed through this area several times but never could find a decent park but now that we have we will be checking this place out in the future and we highly recommend it to others.

We paid $32.58 using our Good Sam 10% discount for a flat pull through site on gravel with 50/30 electric, water, sewer and free WiFi with a patio and picnic table.

The area was well manicured and very uniquely designed.

The restrooms and laundry area were kept clean and well maintained.

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

I-40 & Exit 233
Winslow, AZ 
May 2019

We paid $35.60, using our 10% Good Sam discount for a water & electric site on level gravel.

The RV Park is very well maintained and groomed. All sites are pull through and either full or partial hookups.

The restrooms are clean and a nice setup, we have always liked the private rooms, but as usual we did not use them.

They also offer a 5% discount on gas at the station connected to the park which we did take advantage of in the morning as we were leaving.

After all these years of passing by this location, we decided to check out the Meteor Crater located 6 miles from the park…it was awesome!

We received a $2 discount for staying at the RV Park on the Senior ticket, so it cost us $14 each to check out the humongous hole in the desert and the museum, gift shop and tours.

It is considered to be the “Best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth” and was formed over 50,000 years ago.

If you are ever in the area, make this a “must see”, we are so glad we finally did.

Monday, May 06, 2019

It’s Time To Get Real

Our lives have never been easy…we struggle financially almost daily which in turn makes other things in our life a big struggle. We live with the “if only” all the time…IF ONLY we had enough money, we could…but we don’t…then we find ourselves spiraling in our vortex of despair.

We persevere and find ways to make it through one day at a time…one moment at a time. We pray…we stay positive…we do everything we can to keep our heads up so we don’t stay stuck in that black hole of despair. There are times we just want to give it up and relinquish the fact that our life sucks, but then what?

What is giving up? What does it mean to be done?

If we give up or are just done with it all, then we might as well just be dead. Death will come soon enough for us since age is no longer on our side, so wanting it sooner is not how we choose to play this game called Life.

We now realize we have to live our truth…we may not like it…we may see it at times as a bad hand that we were dealt, but it’s our truth. The more we look and want what others have, the more we get sadder, angrier and more envious.

So far 2019 has been tough but we do have a silver lining...we just have to be patient and be able to get there mid June. We will be picking up our truck and trailer and going on the road doing Band Events throughout the United States. This will be in addition to what we do in September with a week off in between. So as of June through November, we will be gainfully employed and making some great money and loving what we do.

Then our plan will be to downsize, looking for a Class B with great gas mileage so we can continue with this work and others that will allow us to continue traveling and make good money doing what we love. This is what keeps us sane…knowing that at any moment our lives can take that turn and have things go the way we plan…that is what we hold onto…otherwise…well, we don’t want to even go there.

We know that the only way to get what we truly want, we have to let go of the things that are not working for us right now.

We have decided to completely give up on Lt Blender work now and all future work. We have worked the winter months for the past few years and they have gone in an entirely different direction then we had hoped. When we first started with them we negotiated a decent deal, but since changing of management, things have gone from just okay to extremely bad. So it’s time to let go and move forward onto bigger and better choices.

We are also selling items we no longer need, letting it go is the easy part, selling it and making any money seems to be the hard part. We are getting hits, but as we learned from our estate sale, nobody is willing to pay what it’s worth. The good news is we sold enough to give us a little cushion to get to our next location where we have a 10 day job waiting for us next week that pays extremely well.

We feel the shift in our lives...Life is grand once again...We can breathe and enjoy the ride.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Change in Attitude

It has been a challenging year so far and things have not been going too well and again as hard as we tried not to, we dove deep into that black hole of despair. It’s always a frigging struggle, but as usual we are not giving up, we continue to test new things and we will persevere and find that right fit for us. This crap is getting old, as we aren’t getting any younger either, but again the alternative of staying grounded somewhere is just not an option for us. We will survive this and we will find the right path once again and start enjoying the ride again.

We have a new refreshing attitude that is showing us the right steps forward, we just have to stop holding on and just let go. A very hard thing for us to do because we need to control it all, but nevertheless we are feeling the slight shift in our lives currently. We have stopped whining about all we don’t have and once again begun being grateful for all the wonderful things we do have.

We are still out west working Lt Blender events, we have worked the Sam’s in Bullhead City, Palm Desert, Yuma, and now are returning to work another event at these locations. At this time we are in Earp having some R&R at our favorite resort on the Colorado River, Emerald Cove before heading to Palm Desert.

We have other work that we LOVE lined up in June that will get us through until we start our Fall work, and if this all works the way it’s supposed to, we will be having some major changes in our lives. But, none of this happened until we changed our attitudes, and now great things are happening around every corner.

It’s so easy to see it when it begins to shift, but so hard to just let go of what we feel should happen and allow life to show us. Looking back, the good stuff happens exactly when we are living in the moment and not controlling it all. Just allowing life to flow as it should is the only way we should ever live because that is when all the greatness happens.

So why must we fight it every step of the way?

Our goal is to live our lives in the moment, enjoy every second and be grateful for all the great things that are in our lives already. To  STOP whining about the things we don’t have, instead allow life to show us things we couldn’t even imagine that are ours to embrace.

Life is grand…take a moment to breathe in the goodness life has planned for you today.

Learning something new everyday, today I learned…