Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Santa Cruz



Only 3-Hours To Santa Cruz

5:15am - During the flow of one's life, sometimes unintended things happen. During my lifetime, I affected those around me in ways that I would come to regret. Not because I wished to. But because, at the time, I did not comprehend another way.

Fortunately for me, eventually, and at long-last, I became the person that I was destined to be. Oh God! Why did it take me sooooo long?

It was that way in my relationship with my daughter. Sweet Johana. I am now only 3-hours from Santa Cruz. Where my Johana lives.

Took me 79 years to arrive. A lifetime. But I made it!


12 noon - Propane
Scampy's propane tank needed a refill. A problem came up with the propane bottle. The valve was pointed at Scampy's outer wall. There was not enough distance from the valve to the wall to attach a propane filler nozzle.

I had to remove the bottle's clamps, in order to rotate the bottle to the proper position. This proved too hard for me to do. When I was on my back under the bottle, trying to loosen and then replace the hold-down bolts, I got a case of vertigo! I was so dizzy.

Fortunately, a man came by and asked if I needed help, which I did. He helped with those bolts.

But afterwards, I realized that the effort that I had expended had exhausted me. I could not continue traveling. I had to rest.

I am Camping for the nite in a small town named San Ardo.


2:30pm - Got some rest
After resting for a few hours, it seemed a good idea to keep going to Santa Cruz. I asked Johana about seeing her later. That seemed to be OK. So, Boid and I packed up and got on the road again.

5:30pm - Arrived after dark
I'm uncomfortable driving when it is dark. It may be an age thing. Walking when it is dark is especially bad for me. It's like I don't have stability.

Scampy is Nite Camped in Johana's driveway. Johana and I have not been together for several years. And I am delighted to re-establish my relationship with her. It is too long, that we have been apart!



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26 comments:

  1. Great insight,enjoy the area. I spent most of my life in Southern California before I retired and moved to Montana, well domicile while I full time in my RV. I'm planning to travel to Cambria this year. Something I did a number of times as a younger self. Safe Travels

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    1. Hi Gary,

      Thank you for your comment and wish for "Safe Travels."

      Tioga George


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  2. Some times we are slow learners, took me a long time too. ce that you are close to Johana

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Yes, sometimes I've learned slowly.

      Tioga George

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    1. Hi Wayne,

      Yes, I do feel blessed.

      Tioga George

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  4. Slow and easy George, we are no longer in a road race, more of an endurance race! LOL. Really good news that you have connected with your daughter!

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Thank you. No road race here!

      I am hoping for the best with Johana.

      Tioga George

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  5. Daughter???????????????????

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    1. Hi Elaine,

      Your comment is not understood by me.

      Tioga George

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    2. I am kind of with Elaine, George. I probably missed it but I do not recall you ever mentioning a daughter. Not that we are entitled to know ALL your personal business. :)

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    3. Hi Croft,

      Yes, you are correct. There are definitely things in my life that you may not be privy to.

      This goes for Elaine also.

      With that said, I feel that Elaine's comment is totally unacceptable.

      Tioga George

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    4. George, for what it's worth, Johana is a beautiful name! You must have put a lot of thought into naming her when she was born. You probably don't realize that few people name their children with the thought that the children must carry that name throughout their lifetime. Heck, my great grandfather (born 1839) had 17 children who lived to adulthood, and he started naming them after states. Can you believe I had an Uncle Wyoming and an Aunt Minnesota?! Just no thought put into those names. At least he named my Grandfather after a president, Cleveland.

      Dee

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    5. Or maybe he was named after a City. a family in my town also named their kids after states - they were of my mother's generation. I remember Arizona, Minnesota and Utah, the first two were female, the last male. Seems like there was a Dallas among them, also.

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    6. Sandy, could be! I made the assumption of my Grandfather's name based on the facts that Grover Cleveland won his first presidential election in 1884 and my Grandfather was born in 1885. Grandfather would also mention that he was named after a president, but he would laugh and I thought he was joshing me. Back then so many people were very proud when US territories became US states.

      Dee

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    7. I have been reading George's blog for a very long time. Yes, he has a daughter. Have a nice visit George.

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  6. Hang in there, George. I'm sorry that people don't think before they speak(write) and/or learn not to pry. It's great that you are going to visit your daughter -- I hope you and she have a lovely visit. The mountains near Santa Cruz are also beautiful (if they're not hidden in the fog) -- hope you enjoy some good scenery too while you are there.

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  7. You´re a lucky man to have discovered this in your lifetime, most never do.

    It´s not the amount of time, it´s creating understanding while we are here to leave our legacy.

    You´re a great man to even be able to talk about it.

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  8. George, hope you have a good time visiting with your daughter.

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  9. Hi Everybody,

    The comment thread above is very long. I do not feel comfortable replying to all of those comments.

    That is why I am making this comment. So that I may touch base with all of my Readers.

    My daughter Johana is a lovely person. She is also a private person. I respect that. This the reason that, although I am writing about her in my Blog, I am going to keep her privacy private.

    Tioga George

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  10. Family is the most important thing in the world. We don't have to agree but we can still love, respect, support and accept each other

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  11. Good for you George. As you know, I have been a follower since 2003 and am quite familiar with with your travels and support your position wholeheartedly!

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  12. SUZ, YOU SAID IT ALL ............

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  13. I am happy to hear that you are going to visit with Johana. I hope you both enjoy your time together.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  14. Sometimes the learning is difficult and slow. Steady wins the game. Congrats.

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