Why the title?

"Pioneers take the arrows"

Oh, wait. I should be upbeat and taking arrows doesn't sound like an upbeat thing to say.

So, let me amend that statement.

It was courage and vision that led the pioneers to leave behind a comfortable, settled life and trek West to begin a new life in a new place. Many of those from the East that went West found a strength within themselves that they didn't see while they were in their old life. Instead of being one of those that just kind of went along with the others in the old life, they became leaders and visionaries in their new lives.

The sentiments of that last paragraph come from a favorite author, Louis L'Amour, in many of his books. So, I can't really say that it is an original thought from me. However, what he said is truthful.

Welcome to being a pioneer. Look ahead and ignore the "barking dogs" that give you negative opinions and comments. Louis L'Amour also spoke of the barking dogs.

In some of his stories, it was usually a father or older man telling a young boy how it was that when the Westward bound Conestoga wagons rolled through towns, the dogs came out to bark at them. His character then told the young listener that the barking didn't stop the wagons from going on to their destinations.

Following the advice of the Louis L'Amour characters, may we all forge ahead with our plans, after carefully considering all consequences and leave the "barkers" behind.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Preview of Coming Event

Hey, I remember that phrase being used to announce an upcoming movie. However, it isn’t in this case. Instead, this is an announcement that I am working on a review for an RV park near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

We stayed at Sportsman’s Campground in August of 2009 for two weeks when we still had our 26-foot Rockwood fifth wheel. It is a nice place in that it is way out of town. It is about 18 miles out of town, in fact.

Since I have a number of pictures from that two week vacation, I have to decide on which ones I want to use for the review. I’ve also considered doing reviews of some of the places we went, such as Mesa Verde, the Durango/Silverton Railroad, and a few other places.

I guess I am making this little announcement to see if I will get any comments from anyone asking for certain ones first or whether you want reviews of the attractions or not. So, if you have a preference, or another idea, leave me a comment.

Heh, heh.  I imagine a comment I might receive would be something to the effect that it would be better than religion or politics.  Sorry, Folks.  You get to have it all.

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