Westward Ho Folks

This blog chronicled (via a diary and photos) a trip that Terry and his wife Stefi took across the U.S. singing in nursing homes. The trip has since concluded and we are now living full-time for the Lord in a mission, serving the needy and homeless.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Silver City, New Mexico

Praise The Lord !! God has saw fit to permit our safe arrival in this beautiful city and state. I told Stefi that I believe this is God's country. For those of you who have not been here...make it here as soon as possible. Especially if you are an artist.
Rose Valley RV Park is a 44 acre park, that was a family dairy farm in the late 1800's. It comes complete with a laundry room, showers, and even a work out room. Not to mention I am sitting here in my camper enjoying the benefits of WIFI...wireless internet.
We made it here with one dollar in our pocket, and three tires need to be replaced. The thing is though, both Stefi and I are resourceful, and we will make it...with the Lord's help. He did not bring us this far to turn his back on us now.
We can already see that living in Honey will be temporary, (for at least 90 days) and then we will be looking for an apartment. The cool thing is, we are within walking distance of main street and downtown.
The cloud formations here are the most awesome I have ever seen in my life. I told Stefi the other day I saw a beaver sitting on his hind legs huggin me...it was so cool. We also have seen many humming birds right by our campsite. The literature says that there is over 300 bird species here...fantastic.
It will take us some time to take all this in because we have no vehicle other than Honey, and she is going nowhere for now. We may have to go the "renta' wreck" route. Who knows?
The main thing is...we are here and excited about our new careers, and whatever direction our personal lives take us.
If ANYONE wants to come visit us, let us know at sweetspinners@yahoo.com. Maybe we can get acquainted and then have ya come visit us.

Clovis, New Mexico

We finally left Kansas on August 1st, headed for New Mexico. Granted, our stay in Kansas was an extended one, but many personal family matters were cleared, and I got to beat some of my ol' buddies at pool.
After twelve hours, we pulled into an RV park outside Clovis late at night. I told Stefi I didn't think I could drive even one more mile.
All of our "gigs" have concluded, and we are anticipating this new chapter of our new life in Silver City. We have heard nothing but positive about it, and we hope to be in the artist main stream in short order.
We pulled out of Clovis, with our next (and last) stop being in Silver City.
Whoaaaaa !!! "What was that?" I asked Stefi after hearing an explosion. A blowout for sure...our second.
Luckily it was an inside dualie and we found a tire store close by, and the guy put our spare on.
Off and running again...WHAMMMMMM !!! Another explosion and another flat. This happened to yet another dualie, and we were just outside Deming. The only problem was, we had no spare.
I pulled into a tire store, and the remaining tire was bald as a baby's bottom. What to do now?
Here we had traveled over 4,000, and only 5o miles from our destination. So I made the decision to inflate the tire to 90 pounds, and take a chance on driving it in.
Plugging along at only 30 mph, we pulled into the Rose Valley RV Ranch in Silver City, two hours later.
YEAHHHHHH !!! We are here and have been blessed with traveling mercies.