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End of the road…. or just road construction?

October 3, 2018

….the journey begins here

….the boat glided forward even after I cut power to the motor, and unlike driving a car when I saw the rapidly rising rivers bottom I could not just stop dead or make an instant change in direction. Of course it was then that I woke up never knowing how the dream ended only remembering that in real life when it happened I ended up being stranded on a sandbar for hours.

It is said that when you are dying your whole life runs through your mind like a high speed movie, well lately though not dying I have been having a great many trips back reviewing my life in great detail. Yes many of those memories are of my 20 years in the Alaskan back country but I think those memories are coming to the surface because I am finally accepting the reality of my situation.

My personal health is such that at this moment even the drive back to Alaska would be an improbable event. However I still believe the physical manifestations keeping me from accomplishing that can be overcome. I am endeavoring at present to accomplish a physical overhaul so I can make the trip in the spring. Will I be able to do what is necessary I do not know, but I believe that for someone who only with Gods help overcame 50 years of smoking then the odds are good.

Either way and because I am tired of beating a dead horse I will ‘hopefully’ refrain from any more political vents and observations and focus on me and what progress or lack of that was accomplished during the week. If you have been following my blog because you like the political satire then you may want to search out other blogs but if you want to follow along during my struggle and see if I do return to Alaska then hang in there for a boring, uncensored, ugly trip through the hell of my transformation or lack thereof.

It has been almost a year
since I asked
our Lord
for help to quit smoking
and he answered.

Now once again I am praying for his help
to reinvigorate this old body
so I can return home.

Travel this road
with me
and lets see what happens.

….and hopefully ends here on my boat back home in Alaska

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2018 5:03 pm

    Wishing you the best. Including a fascinating and safe drive back to Alaska.

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  2. Terry permalink
    October 3, 2018 5:19 pm

    Really?!? Go for it 😁😄☺️ – what a great thing to look forward to.


  3. October 3, 2018 6:55 pm

    Yes, love it. Mobility is precious and I’m with you. Looking forward.

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  4. October 4, 2018 5:28 pm

    You and I have much in common. I’m WB4FLF (inactive now), never lived in Alaska but have had five great trips throughout the State and Bering Sea region, I’m a conservative with 30 years service in the Army, and I’m battling health issues (Multiple Myeloma). Like you wrote, you want to get in your boat again. I want to spend more time traveling with my cameras. God is in control but I figure if he got us both to where we are now, he’s going to carry us forward as we want. So, thanks for your good words. Stay positive.

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  5. Mike Hohmann permalink
    October 5, 2018 9:29 am

    Hi Pete, Enjoy the warm winter in TX and head north to AK in the spring. Take your time driving and stick to the main highways, you should be fine. Don’t know if you camp anymore, but you can always stop to rest at one of those places that ‘leave the lights on’ for ya.

    Maybe you can get a ‘travel buddy’ to join you on the trip north, then they could fly back to TX from Fairbanks or Ancorage -always nice to have a friend in the cab on those long jaunts! Or maybe you’d be better off flying up and getting a vehicle up there… maybe in Anchorage! Think it through over the winter and talk w/ friends/relatives to see what works best. Another question is where do you plan to live up there… your old place or somewhere in ‘town,’ etc. Best of luck, Pete. It’s a long haul, and no hurry… stay safe! Mike, KEØGZT

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  6. October 6, 2018 5:31 pm

    Blessings on your journey. I will be praying for you. God is able!!

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  7. Jon permalink
    October 7, 2018 3:16 pm

    Pete, you’ve looked at that t-shirt pictured on your blog that you’re finally convinced to go no matter what. Like Mike’s idea about having someone along. They will not only be company but can spell you at the wheel at least but probably chip in in other ways. God bless & good luck!!!

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