Road Trip 2016 Day 1..8/8/16 – Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction, CO….Done driving for today! Talk about some beautiful scenery between Mesquite, NV and here…..Day One, sharing a couple of photos I took with my phone as the best ones are on my camera that I will have to upload later using my computer in another post.

 We are driving on roads we’ve never been on before and seeing more of Gods beautiful countryside. As we have been driving around a few parts of Utah (Salt Lake & St. George), Arizona (Beaver Dam mostly) and Nevada (Mesquite, Las Vegas & Lake Mead) lately we didn’t expect to see the beautiful rocks, sand, dirt formations that we saw on this drive. 
Some of what we witnessed we would have expected in a National Park. Makes us excited and wonder just how majestic the Grand Canyon will be (another upcoming road trip)!!

We used an online website and got a hotel for $55 a night that was 3 1/2 stars…..great value for the price!! If you like to travel, if you want to see new things and discover new places then go for it!! No matter what your situation is ALL things are possible….where there is a will, there is a way!!! Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

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Monday….never STOP dreaming, never STOP believing….

Monday Monday🎵bah da bah da da da🎵🎵🎵…. Monday Monday🎵
Monday is here once again…..is there such a thing as being able to forget what day or week it is? Is there such a thing as losing oneself enough to lose track of time? 

Hmmm…..have I got you thinking and dreaming of how you could possibly lose yourself in a tropical paradise while lying in a hammock or walking along the beach listening to the oceans waves, sipping on a refreshing fruity drink or are you high up on a mountain top with your remote cabin enjoying peace and quiet, wildlife for neighbors, watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets with unobstructed views?!?!  The possibilities are endless…..don’t EVER stop dreaming & setting goals!!! Work towards what you want, set goals to reach your dreams but at the same time be happy and grateful for who you are and what you have!!!    Do NOT lose yourself in the negatives of everyday life, NEVER give up on your hopes & dreams, STOP doubting yourself and your abilities!!!!   START believing in your abilities, ALWAYS work towards your hopes & dreams, DO immerse yourself in the positives of everyday life!!

Be HAPPY and GRATEFUL…..never stop believing and never let anyone steal your dreams!!  Thanks for reading my thoughts…..Robin Robinson 

Monday….never STOP dreaming, never STOP believing….

Monday Monday🎵bah da bah da da da🎵🎵🎵…. Monday Monday🎵
Monday is here once again…..is there such a thing as being able to forget what day or week it is? Is there such a thing as losing oneself enough to lose track of time? 

Hmmm…..have I got you thinking and dreaming of how you could possibly lose yourself in a tropical paradise while lying in a hammock or walking along the beach listening to the oceans waves, sipping on a refreshing fruity drink or are you high up on a mountain top with your remote cabin enjoying peace and quiet, wildlife for neighbors, watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets with unobstructed views?!?!  The possibilities are endless…..don’t EVER stop dreaming & setting goals!!! Work towards what you want, set goals to reach your dreams but at the same time be happy and grateful for who you are and what you have!!!    Do NOT lose yourself in the negatives of everyday life, NEVER give up on your hopes & dreams, STOP doubting yourself and your abilities!!!!   START believing in your abilities, ALWAYS work towards your hopes & dreams, DO immerse yourself in the positives of everyday life!!

Be HAPPY and GRATEFUL…..never stop believing and never let anyone steal your dreams!!  Thanks for reading my thoughts…..Robin Robinson 

We are ALL Blessed Everyday!!!

What beautiful scenery this morning to start the day!! I am so  blessed to live in a beautiful piece of heaven here in Montana!!  

Take the time to look at your beautiful surroundings and to realize how truly blessed we all are….the simple things, our surroundings, our loved ones, waking up to yet another day……  

 The simple things should be what’s important, not what materialistic things we have, not how much money we have, not what we don’t have. 
Smile and be Happy more, we are ALL so very Blessed but yet we sometimes get wrapped up in everyday life, everyday worries, everyday negatives that we forget to Appreciate and be Happy with what we have already been Blessed with!!!

 Be Happy, Be Appreciative but never stop dreaming, never stop working towards your goals, never stop believing in the good and positives that are still awaiting you around the corner, never stop believing in Yourself!!  

You, Me, We, are ALL Blessed!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!Thank you for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

A Beautiful Montana Morning

What a Beautiful Montana Morning!!!  
Sun was starting to peak out along the East and was hitting the tops on the West.  
Don’t let the negativity in and take residence within you!!  
Look for the positives and positive people who help lift you up…..enjoy the simple things, smile and radiate the beauty that you hold within!!!  
Have a wonderful day today!!!Thanks for reading my thoughts……Robin Robinson

Smoke covered mountains brings sadness….

Yuck yuck yuck is what I have to say!!! Been lucky enough while staying in Polson, MT and on Flathead Lake but yesterday afternoon the smoke started to really get thick, started to really hide the beautiful mountains and islands and the smell has become stronger too!!! 😞  

 This morning appears to be a little worse!!! It is so saddening the mount of fires we have going on right now on our end of the U.S.  These pictures should have beautiful majestic mountains in the background!!!  I took these at 6:30am.

   A great BIG THANK YOU to ALL the men and woman whom are fighting the fires, whom are cooking for the firefighters, whom are dropping retardant, whom are working hard to help in many ways……..too ALL involved!!! Please stay safe!!!                           
I know that many people understand the difficulties we have with our forests and NOT being able to log, maintain, create jobs and to protect our resources but yet many people do NOT understand.  If you are torn or not sure or even if you think you know about our forests and people wanting to preserve them do some research…..pros and cons from ALL sides and make an informed decision for yourself and NOT based on what others say and think it even what the news is telling you!!  Until you live in these fire burning areas, until you know and talk with loggers, forest service men & woman you may NOT really know the whole truth!!  

In my opinion…..I want to save our forests and NOT have these mass explosive fires as we do and some of it can be prevented or at least easier to maintain if loggers were allowed to cut down the “dead standing timber (trees)”.  The wood can be used for so many things.  I’m sorry if I’m offending anyone but to ALL those against and especially the Political people on the other side of the country whom have NEVER lived, breathed or been witness to the heartbreaks, loss and devistation……I encourage you to come and be witness in person, live in the smoke ridden areas for awhile, talk to the locals and try to get a better understanding of what logging our forests is really about!!  We can save and preserve better by logging than doing nothing and letting it all burn!!!  Sorry, my small rant is over.  Please be safe and thank a firefighter, fire-worker, a police officer anyone and everyone involved and let them know they are appreciated because some day you may need them!! 

Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Simple Pleasures…..Lake Chelan, Washington

Birds are Chirping all around…..the sound of an airplane from above…..the distant roar of a boat engine gliding through the water…….the beautiful silence and trees all around……….this is one of life’s simple pleasures!!!! 😊 How can you be negative and unhappy waking up to scenery and sounds like this every morning?!?!?!?! One day……One day it shall be a more occasional occurrence……

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Coffee with a beautiful view………..20150420-084111.jpg

20150420-084119.jpgLake Chelan is a beautiful Lake that I haven’t been to in at least 13 years………I forgot how pretty and soothing it can be………

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Thank you for reading my thoughts……..

Robin Robinson