The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Always the Rebel


Camp two nights ago in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Camp last night at the American Legion Post 37 in Holbrook, Arizona
The lady who was just opening up said I was more than welcome to park there overnight being a veteran.
This is option I need to work more.

I am doing the Wal-Mart parking lot thing again tonight in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Okay, I like the challenge.

My post this morning about Wile E. Coyote and ACME took me nearly an hour to put together and post.  The computer kept stalling on me.  I agonized over this all day long while driving trying to figure out what was haywire - the laptop, Blogger, the connection?  Mid-day I pulled off to see if I could use the iPad to post on the blog and relieve myself of all this pain during the next month or so.  That was the Continental Divide post so it can be done but with limitations.  Here in Albuquerque I quit driving early, filled the tank (this Gas Buddy app on my iPhone is saving me a bundle in $$$ finding the cheapest prices in towns), got online at a McDonalds  (there are 1000's of them around so Free Wi-Fi is never farther away than the next pair of Golden Arches) and planned to devote some time in solving this blogging problem.  Here I sat staring at my screen when all of a sudden the light bulb went on in my little pea brain.  Try using Google Chrome!  This post was put together in minutes with no problem. I had forgotten about GC on this travel laptop.  So all of this was a test and now all is well. 
Now for a cup of tea.
Whew!



5 comments:

  1. oh, sure! NOW he sees the benefit of google chrome! after fighting against all this time... ;)

    rebel gave in...

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  2. Laughing at TexWisGirls comment. I hope you find a friendly Walmart.

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  3. ..well that was a buzz just knowing you can blog again John! Remember the days when the cyber-thing never was an option?

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  4. Whan I read "Walmart" I always have to think at Dustin Hofman in the movie "Rainman" when he wants to go to the Walmart all the time. Well camping there is a challenge I think. Hope you sleep well. I am only using Chrome for quit some time now after my computer crah lately.

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  5. I thought all Walmarts allowed camping guess not, but I see you're up for a challenge. Have fun.

    Felicia

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