The "Big Red Truck"

The "Big Red Truck"

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Drive by

I wanted to post a drive by because I will probably be out of contact for the next couple of days. We are on our way to Seattle, and that necessitates going through South Dakota and Montana. I usually don't have service for the internet in these two states, unless something has drastically changed since we were up here last time.

I promised some pictures of the wip's that I am working on, but bad blogger that I am, I haven't even gotten the camera out to take pictures. I need to do that too, cuz I will be finished with the Victorian Lace Socks that I am working on for Six Sox Knitalong probably tomorrow, and I haven't taken my in progress photo yet. This will be the first sock that I have finished on time since I joined six months ago. Yay for me.
When we went up to Platoro last week, the whole trip was along this river. My Dad is a flyfisher and I had to call him and tell him just how green he was that we were there and he wasn't. The only fly in the ointment that I could see was this:

Now, the fishing with artificial flies and lures only isn't such a big deal, but the daily bag limit of only 2 trout, 16 inches or longer might pose a bit of a problem. What if you fish all day and catch 23 fish? How do you choose which two over the 16 inch limit that you want to keep? Oh there was one other fly in the ointment...a good portion of the stream that ran through this really cool valley with excellent fishing possibilities was owned by a fishing club that meant that not just anyone could fish there. Private sections on a very public stream.
Here is some more random mountaino goodness. These are some of the mountains that you see as you are going east bound on I-70 over Vail Pass. They still had a bit of snow on them at the end of June, but I doubt that they do anymore. An interesting side note about these mountains along the road over Vail pass; during WWII the mountain divisions of the Army trained in these mountains getting ready for going to Europe to fight in the Alps and other mountains on the European continent. There is a rest area at the summit that has the story of the mountain divisions as well as some of the athletes that have trained in these mountains for Olympics and what not.

I am so jealous...I have been reading some of the blogs that I enjoy, and I heard about a trip that Jo, from Celtic Memory Yarns, got to take to Houston to visit Angeluna and take a dyeing class. I am jealous on so many levels. I want to have some friends like that, where I can just say, oh, by the way, I heard that you are doing "this" on the weekend, can I come and it would be okay. I'm jealous cuz I want to take a dyeing workshop. I'm jealous cuz they got to meet and I so would like to be friends with Jo and with Angeluna. But jealousy isn't going to do me any good and I will just have to develop friendships like that. I used to be a part of the community that ebay used to have on the antiques chat board. We did things like that. I was apart of a couple of group get togethers, and 5 or 6 of the people that were regulars on those "boards" even came to my wedding when I married DH. But, since we have been on "The Big Red Truck", I have let those friendships lapse for lack of time and attention and don't belong to any of those communities any more.

I know that things will change when we get our house built, but I get impatient. I know that all good things come in time, but I want it now. I want to be a part of a community where I have actual friends. I have made some contacts for that in the community where we will live, by attending the knitting group that meets at the LYS that just came into being this year. I think I blogged about it, but a resident that has a graphic design business decided that in addition to that, she wanted to run a craft store locally. She was able to get a stash of yarn from someone that was really great yarn and got some other things and set up shop. (kind of simplified, I know, but kinda sorta how it happened) Now we have a LYS and a place to meet that caters to the local knitting community. Anyway, I attended one of their Wednesday afternoon knitting groups and enjoyed it, although I am so way more conservative than most of the residents.

As an out take, I would like to post some more flowery pictures taken on the road...

I don't have any idea what any of these flowers are ( I really need to get a Rocky Mountain Flower book) but I took them when I was wandering around the other week taking pictures while DH moved stuff around on our trailer.

Have a great weekend, and I will be back as soon as I can get online, and I WILL have some pictures of knitting, hopefully a finished object or two.


Barb said...

Oh, my gosh! What beautiful pictures and what beautiful countryside! I can only imagine what your socks are going to look like!

Oh, and I find it hard to make friends and keep them in today's fast-paced world, too. I don't know if it's because I'm shy in real life or if it's because we're all so isolated --despite all of our modern communication toys. I find myself longing for a slower time! Thanks again for the eye candy! --Barb

Mia said...

What pretty pictures. And that sucks about the private club on a public stream. I wonder what they would do if I happened to kayak down the stream? Legally they can't touch me.

Debra in NC said...

I definitely understand how you feel about having friends that relate. I used to have one friend, she and I met over 20 years ago, but suddenly things have changed and she no longer talks with me. I don't know what happened, I've tried but she simply says that she's just too busy now.

I'm a listmom to a local SnB group, and they meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at a local(ish) BAM. Funny thing is, I've never gone. I want to, but I just can't bring myself to actually "go".

I hope that when you get your house built that you're able to surround yourself with good, loving, caring friends. :-)

Debra in NC