Finally Running Again!

I haven’t gone for a run for several months now. I have no reason other than I took a break because Sharon had to take a break due to some tendinitis. She is still not running for a bit longer just to make sure she’s had adequate time to heal.

So, it looks like I’ll be running the Rock and Roll San Antonio half marathon four the 4th year in a row. Only this time, I’ll be doing it without my wife for the 1st time. Though I’m looking forward to it and I am curious what my time will be doing it solo, it just won’t be the same. But, she has encouraged me to run it without her and she’ll do the bicycle tour before the run.

The race is in December this year, so I figured I’d better start getting prepared. I managed an 8:47 minute mile pace for 3 miles this morning. Not too bad for the first run in several months. But I know I’ll be feeling it tomorrow.

In other news, Sharon’s medical issue turned out to be nothing too serious and something we’ll be able to manage easily I think. I hate that we had to come back to the Texas heat early, but something’s can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.

I’m not sure what’s in store for us for the next few weeks, but we’ll still be to Fredericksburg by the 24th of September through at least the end of next April. We’ve enjoyed the summer travels in the mountains, but it’ll be nice to be in the Texas Hill Country for a few months.

I know I haven’t posted any of Sharon’s photos for a few days. I’ll try to get back on that soon!

On the writing front, I’m thinking of a cover redesign for my novel, Indian Paintbrush. Most of my sales come from paperbacks to folks we meet in our travels. Though it’s really nice to meet readers in person and I usually hear back from them positively, I’ll never be able to sell any volume this way. I simply must have more online sales too.

I’m really hoping to get this first novel on a better track soon. It will make it so much easier to spend more time on my current novel. This marketing thing is just not enjoyable to me, though it is necessary. It’d be nice to have someone handle this part for me so I could just write books. Dream on!

There are links to my novel and Sharon’s photography on our “about” page.

Thanks for reading…



Unexpected Travel

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted our adventures and whereabouts. We’re actually back in Gail, TX. We had to head back from the cool mountains of Colorado early for medical reasons since our doc is in Lubbock. It’s nothing serious that we know of, just getting checked out and spending money so far.

Anyway, we don’t have immediate plans but we do still plan on being in Fredericksburg, TX on September 24th for the fall, winter, and early spring.

Hopefully we’ll figure it out and be back to rving soon!

I’ll try to at least post some of Sharon’s daily photos when I get time to sit in front of the computer again.

Stay tuned…


Sharon’s Daily Photo… Summer in Santa Fe


Some of Sharon’s other photos can be viewed and purchased by clicking on today’s daily photo above.

My novel, Indian Paintbrush, a murder mystery/thriller novel, can be purchased in Kindle form here or in paperback here.



A Daunting Drive

We took off from Ouray around 10:30ish this morning after some great coffee and wonderful egg white omelets. We only had 24 miles to go. We headed south toward our destination on the Million Dollar Highway. It really wasn’t too bad, though there were steep inclines, sharp curves and long drops. I’d driven it before but not with our 34′ trailer in tow.

Our goal was to stay at Molas Lake Campground 5 miles south of Silverton. But we didn’t quite make it into Silverton before we found a lovely dispersed camping area just off 550.

There are a few RVs but not crowded at all so far. We found a very nice spot on the rocks and backed up the “home” right to a stream. We’re in full sun, though there are shady spots, so we should have all the power we need for our solar panels. We’re still very close to Silverton and we’ve got great views of the surrounding mountains. We may stay the 14 day limit. And, it’s free.

We’re planning on taking in the town of Silverton one day at least and then hiking to some of the nearby old mines. We’d also like to check out the ghost town of Ironton. So, plenty to stay busy here. I may even try to get some work done!

Here are some pics from the drive here along the Million Dollar Highway and some of our new camp.