No buttercups, just filling in the blanks of our travels. What have the boys and I been up to? Well a lot and a little.
Here are a few things that we did!
We spent 5 weeks at my Mom’s house in Santa Fe. The motorhome fits nicely in a snug spot under some aspen trees. I accomplished a lot while there, read on……
I started working for Sojos Pet Food! I couldn’t be happier about this job; it’s a perfect match for me. Why? Well because Sojos is a small company that is totally dedicated to making the best possible raw, freeze-dried food out there, all for an affordable price. Human-grade, no GMO’s, nothing from China, and all whole food, this company completely aligns with my universe!
The purging continues. I took out more items from the motorhome. It feels good to get rid of more items that “I thought I would need”. I look at my storage unit stuff in disbelief, not really wanting to mess with any of it.
I spent a week in Durango during this time. I was running from one event or friends house to the next. It was a very busy and fun time seeing many of my favorite peeps. I worked 2 days at Pet Haus and really enjoyed seeing old friends there also.
My Mom turned 85! My sisters and my Mom’s brother & wife were all there and we had a nice party at my Mom’s house. A very fun event!
I bought a car! I said that I was not going to tow a car when I stared out, never say never! I traveled this winter without a car and there were many times that I was a little stuck. And in order to work for Sojos, I really need a car. Also the car is carrying all of the Sojos’ samples. I bought a 2011 Mini Cooper, her name is Mini Pearl. I love her; she’s a blast to drive.
Mini Pearl spent 2 days at Tom’s RV in Albuquerque. She got her Blue Ox towing system set up. She will ride “4 down”, meaning all four wheels are on the ground. I had to make an extra trip to ABQ to get the towing system working perfectly. It’s more complicated than you might think, here’s a shot of all the connections. Break away cables, braking cables, safety cables and more. So far the system is working great and the Minnie pulls the Mini very nicely.
I got the Minnie Motorhome and Mini Pearl New Mexico plates and I purchased a New Mexico driver’s license. It’s official, I am a New Mexico resident.
And as always, I’m researching places to go and to stay, and this can be a timely process. Now I research Pet Supply stores that carry Sojos so I can do demos there.
Just recently we spent 10 days in Salida, CO at our good friend’s Jennifer’s summer cottage. There were 2 weekend festivals, FibArk, a fabulous river festival and Art Walk, featuring all the amazing artists in Salida, believe me, there are a lot. Salida is a beautiful little mountain town on the Arkansas River. Jennifer took 5 gals, including me on a paddle raft with the river at 5000 cfs, which is basically flood stage for this river. It was a wild and wooly ride. We had to duck 5 bridges and one was especially hairy. Thankfully we had a clean run with no casualties. We took another trip with Mick on the boat, it was a very large 20ft oar boat, so it felt like a pleasure ride and the river had dropped significantly. All in all, I love Salida; it goes on the list of places to settle down “someday”.
Tonight we reside at 10,152 feet, in Leadville, CO. Tomorrow we head to Frisco to do a demo at A&A Pet Supply. We’ll head to Golden, CO and stay at my very oldest friend in my life, Lisa. We’ll stay in this area for 2-3 weeks and visit some great pet supply stores and host demos. It’s going to be really fun!
We’ll that’s our adventures of late. It’s a good life and I’m thankful.