The previous text confused, here is a new simple one:
Exactly 1 year ago I left home. It has been intense, especially the last weeks: They have been so eventful, that I haven’t even had time to sight pictures and write stories. Free of the buzz of bragging, liking and stalking, the mind cools down, and it feels like a big relief.
Although I am at the Telluride Filmfestival in Colorado, this picture was taken at the Lost in Translation filmset (~2002). I just like it and think, it fits well: I don’t want to blog anymore during the journey, because I get distracted too often. Whenever I use a computer and especially Facebook and Tumblr, I waste hours of doing stupid internet things. I do enjoy getting likes and compliments about pictures and little adventures of course, but it is flighty and at the end, nobody cares. I want to spend my time rather with the local people, instead in front of my computer. I am not depressed or sad, in fact I have been pretty happy, even found a place to live in the future maybe (Yes, Telluride is an ultraidyllic place). When I return home, I am going to make a better internet page and write a whole report - when there is lots of time in winter. Would be also great to share some stories during Kickerbutze then :-)
I leave the Facebook page and Tumblr blog like it is now, no more pictures and news until I return home around Christmas. Of course, I am still using my e-mail and regularly check it. Next plan: September at the ocean in California, one of my best friends joins me there until the end of the journey (yea!), a loop in Utah in October, along the Gulf of Mexico to Florida and hopefully taking a ship home. Thank you for following & see you!
MHHH I have missed that for a long time!
Happy & happy.
We found this sympathic down-to-earth guy in the mountains with his gorgeous Porsche 904 ‘64. Unfortunately, his clutch cable broke and he needed towing, but I was glad to see someone actually using and enjoying this precious oldtimer.
The supermeal’s master chef Jeff: He and his family haven’t only made up Good Times in Durango, he also filled up my tank! Together we rode to Telluride via the Bolam pass and took a detour which Jeff “hasn’t ridden, but must be easier than the main route for sure!” .. :’-D Tough riding, but exciting and instructive. Thank you so much for your hospitality! In the background, you can see typical “Colorado” (colored in red) mountains.
After floating down a river in tubes and enjoying some drinks, my superb host family in Durango prepared the best meal I have eaten during the trip: Elk meat from a recent hunting trip, perfectly cooked in a sauce of mushrooms and red wine, broccoli from the garden and my favourite wheat beer! Njom njom njom ..
Happy World Cat Day! ^_^