Monday, November 23, 2009

Today is the Day

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, To A Mouse by Robert Burns

As I sit here this morning looking at the last few thing to load up, one thought comes to my mind. Am I crazy? It sure has felt like it the past few weeks as we put everything into motion. It seemed every plan we put into place had to be changed a moment later. Every timetable we put it place couldn't be kept. But.....

Today is the Day

No, not a swipple day, but a day when there are no more plans or time schedules. Just a direction. Living on a peninsula it really narrows down your direction of travel. North. We will be leaving out a little later this morning and heading in that general direction prospecting for America.

Along the way we hope to meet some of the great people we know on the the Internet face to face. Meet some new friends and see things we have never seen before. I will be writing all along the way in my journal and I will share our experiences with you.

Till next time my friends....

Monday, October 26, 2009

ROFLOL.....and I start to cry cause it's true

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"

Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany .

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep....

Now give me back my dog.

A buddy on the gold forum had posted this......thought it would be good to share.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

RV's, Auto DJ, and When Did I Get That?

Another day of looking at buses online and talking to sellers. I've got the list narrowed down to 20 and many are with private parties. This weekend should be fun.......gonna go look at them all. Now the top 3 considerations for the RV are:

1. How many does it sleep.....can only stack the kids so high.
2. Storage.....more on that later.
3. Exterior Wall Space......Huck and her paintbrush.

Blockhead Radio is my baby. Well not literally, but as far as an inanimate object goes. The station will go to an online Auto DJ. That way the music will play 24/7. I've been looking at different companies cause of my trust issue. I won't be around everyday to make sure all is OK. I have it narrowed down to 2 companies and just gonna flip a coin. I will be adding music and more to the station every week. Right now we are planning a live show every Saturday. We hope to meet the listeners as we travel and get together with them.

As Huck and I were going through totes today, OK mostly Huck, she would ask me if I wanted to keep something or not. To be honest.......I don't remember getting it, it has been packed away, so I guess I don't really need it. Sell it. As we continue this process I hope to find a stash of money I tucked away and forgot about.

Well, gotta get back to Google maps and get this road trip kind of planned out. The big question today is NC or GA for Christmas.

Talk to ya soon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let the Adventure Begin

A butterfly had a dream. LOL....that is a joke between a friend and I. What do you do when life gives you lemons? Well, I like to make orange juice.

Due to a change in management and structure we (and some other families) have been asked to vacate where we live. So, Huck and I have decided instead of just jumping into another place to rent, we are going to go on an adventure. We are selling off a lot of our personal belongings, and moving into a RV. For the next 18 to 24 months, we are going to travel the United States Prospecting for America.

Why Prospecting for America? The title has a dual purpose. I have always been a hobby prospector. Yep, a fat ol' man in a stream panning for gold. It's a lot of fun and yes I do have some gold. We are joining the Lost Dutchman's Mining Association. They have many campgrounds across the U.S. where we can stay at, create, gold pan, and more. The other side of the title is just that. We are going to travel the United States and see things that we haven't seen. The kids have Yellowstone as their first pick. Huck, the waterfalls in Oregon. Me, I want to walk the fields of Little Big Horn.

So now the adventure begins. We have 30 days.

Follow this blog and join us in our adventure. Today is day 1. RV hunting and starting to 'scale' down the personal belongings.

Oh yea. Blockhead Radio will still be on the air. We are going to do one big show a week (more on that later) and Huck will still be selling online at ArtFire, Spookytime Jingles, and her site.

p.s. You can join us on our adventure across America too. Get you name on the 'bus'. We will be selling off spots on our rolling billboard. On the bus we are going to have links to this blog, Hucks, and Blockhead Radio. Lettering will be about 1 1/2 inches high by 24 inches long.and will stay on the bus for a year. The cost is $20 and Huck will be painting the links on. As always gotta be kid friendly. If you want more information or to get your spot email me at