Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ULTIMATE KODGER LOCATED AND PHOTOGRAPHED

AS THE WALTZ ACROSS WYOMING CONTINUES. The Wind River Mountains north of Pinedale---we've decided to go there.
While I'm gasssing up, Nicole wanders into this remote mountain bar for information.

And engages these two guys----one of them turns out to be the ultimate Codger. Which do you think it is?


It's this one----a supermodel for codgerism. And that look on his face--only a beautiful woman can wake up a dusty face with this kind of glow. I arrived just in time to capture it.



They told us how to penetrate the mountains and where a good campsite was. We went there--- And then I got us into this impossible situation---obstacles and holes all around---blocking the road. Nicole with a pleasant smile said: "would you like me to handle this?" I surrendered control---stood back and watched a professional at work. Without hesitation and with a few easy twist of her wrist she BACKED the rig out of trouble, across the road, down a hill and into the campsite. I cheered and photographed the moment.




Modest as she is, she couldn't resist a smile of triumph. Humanity take note---the bullshit barriers of sexism are broken---A womans place is where she wishes to be.





See where she put it? A great spot. We stayed two days.
Here's a better view. And guess what----IT'S FREE. ---- OH SWEET PEOPLE--WON'T YOU BE CONVINCED THAT THE GOOD LIFE IS AVAILABLE AT MINIMAL COST---THERE IS NO NEED TO GRUNT AND SWEAT UNDER A WEARY LIFE---OR TO WAIT TILL OLD AGE CREAKS YOUR BONES.
Our nearest neighbor------you know I wanted the story---didn't get it. But I take the opportunity to remind you of Thoreau's comment on Teepees: Hardly a man in Concord owns his house--spends a lifetime paying for it---and the house owns the man. The Indians, in a month, could build a cozy home--as good as his neighbors---servicable for a lifetime----AND PORTABLE. ( I would not swap my trailer for a mansion.)
Here's a sensible thing to do with one's time----took him 3 hours to paint his picture.
Nearby waterfall enroute to the wonderful Granite Hot Springs. I was having such a good time I failed to get a single picture of it.
Nicole at the wheel! ------After her parking demonstration we both agreed that she should do the driving----and so it was for the remainder of the trip. I loved it--- very comforting to be in the hands of a pro!

I'm anxious to tell you of our conversations and some of the interesting notions inside that pretty head-----I'll wait, however, till I've covered the rest of our trip. Next up: Jackson Hole, Wyoming











7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great camping spot Randy!

"I would not swap my trailer for a mansion."

I've been wanting to ask, how are you liking the new trailer? Is it working out or do you miss the the stealth mode model?

-Rob

Randy said...

Thanks Rob and yes I do on occasion miss the stealth trailer---it was lighter and easier to turn around and I loved opening wide those rear doors. Ah but the new conveniences!!-- and I can properly entertain the likes of Nicole. I'll go with this till I get a better Idea. I'm inventing new stealth techniques to compensate for its obviousness.

Anonymous said...

Oops! I forgot to mention that it was a little tricky getting situated there. Good thing Nicole was with you! :- ) Maureen

Dixxe said...

HEY you dont have to convince me that women are more clever!! Know that fact all my life... LOL

Beautiful area to be in..super photos by the way!!

Brit said...

I sure do love reading your posts, Randy. Keep it up... your efforts are appreciated by those of us stuck in the brick and mortar life who live through you and others like you.

Anonymous said...

I agree fully with your love of this life being "free and fancy free". But I have stopped telling most others they can do it also. If everyone would do your life style it would be too much and it would be ruined. It is a good secret for a few like you.
Ken Pace

Randy said...

I know,Ken, that it's counterintuitive to believe that more vagabonds would result in more boondocking sites available----but that is exactly what I believe--that DEMAND creates SUPPLY. Imagine millions of us thrust on the road by bad economic times--like the great depression. Millions of eyes would be finding niches of habitation and with the internet to facilitate----(note how this formula worked itself out in Santa Barbara, Ca. where lots of rigs on the streets pressured the town to start providing free safe parking spots for the likes of me. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH.