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West Texas Road Trip, epilogue

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Offline guc126

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West Texas Road Trip, epilogue
« on: December 14, 2013, 11:51:56 PM »
The West Texas Road Trip had not ended, it was on Thanksgiving hiatus. A time to reflect on the latest chair that will sit empty forever and to celebrate the newest addition to the clan. Then we were back.

The start, Friday 12:30PM


If you go down in the streets today, Baby, you better,
You better open your eyes.
Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't
Which, which way the pressure lies,
So I've decided what I'm gonna do now.
So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now,
Over the hills where the spirits fly, ooh.
I really don't know.
-   Led Zeppelin, "Misty Mountain Hop"


“Its not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”
? Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild


“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. - Amir”
? Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner


“Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream. There is magic in it. Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries--stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all that region. Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor. Yes, as every one knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.”
? Herman Melville, MobyDick


 “For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
? Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan


While nightfall, sad and spacious, on the down
Deepens, and dusk embues me where I stand,
With grave diminishings of green and brown,
Speak, roofless Nature, your instinctive words;
And let me learn your secret from the sky,
Following a flock of steadfast-journeying birds
In lone remote migration beating by.
December stillness, crossed by twilight roads,
Teach me to travel far and bear my loads.”
? Siegfried Sassoon


“I don't know what sort of world she will live in and I have no fixed opinions concerning how she should live in it. I only know that if she does not come to value what is true above what is useful, it will make little difference whether she lives at all.”
? Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses


 “The names of the cerros and the sierras and the deserts exist only on maps. We name them that we do not lose our way. Yet it was because the way was lost to us already that we have made those names. The world cannot be lost. We are the ones. And it is because these names and these coordinates are our own naming that they cannot save us. They cannot find for us the way again.”
? Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing


 “Sólo se sentía la tranquilidad sorda de las aguas, las cuales parecía que se despeñaban en el abismo.”
? Popol Vuh


“He was old and wise, which meant tired and disappointed...”
? T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom



The finish, Monday 2:00PM

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Re: West Texas Road Trip, epilogue
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 06:34:51 AM »
Dude!  Thank you for a new twist on a trip report and I hope you were not "disappointed".   :notworthy:



“He was old and wise, which meant tired and disappointed...”
? T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
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Re: West Texas Road Trip, epilogue
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 12:24:56 PM »
On the contrary Orejon, I was awestruck from beginning to end. (a little self deprecation "never hurt nobody")

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Re: West Texas Road Trip, epilogue
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 11:48:06 AM »
Great report!  :eusa_clap:
Wake me when it's time to go.

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Re: West Texas Road Trip, epilogue
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 09:28:50 PM »
Coooooon Madreeeeesssss!!!!...HEHEHE...A way new original to tell a good story and a very good trip report, with daughter.

 Two thumbs up!!!!...mi amigo.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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