1/14/11, La Garita, CO - With the job over in New Hampshire, I packed up the truck and headed back to the mountains. It was a nice trip back, with an opportunity to visit several friends and only one snow storm to contend with.
On my way across upstate New York, I stopped and had a beer with Kathy Lawler. Back in 2008, when I was traveling across New York State, I met, and had dinner with Kathy and her brother. She belongs to a very special group of people that I admire very much. Kathy is a single mother of two, who works full time, goes to school and cares for a disabled brother. On top of that, sheís always out to save the world. Whether itís getting the old Erie Canal cleaned up, fighting for causes, or writing politicians to keep them straight, sheís right in there swinging away. Itís people like this that I feel truly define the words strength, courage and persistence.
The following night I spent in Indiana, at the Barngalo. I had a nice visit with Marti Caldwell. The next morning, on the east side of Indy, I had breakfast with my good friend Barry Rayburn. The rest of the trip was uneventful, and I pulled into La Garita, Co yesterday afternoon.