Monday, August 04, 2008

Wandering Colorado (Aug 4)




one of the ways we define "vacation" is not getting boxed in--that is, not being a slave to a schedule, even scheduled vacation. Thus, whenever we start planning to go somewhere we find we tend to change our plans--as if that freedom to "not show up" is what vacation is all about. This as soon as we started planning to go to to the Durango-Silverton trainride we began thinking of alternatives and rebelled against the schedule we were starting to make.




This is how we wound up in Rocky Mountain National Park the last few days... Grand lake, over the divide, CDT at Berthold pass, Big Thompson canyon and finally here at GROUP publishing's lavish headquarters. (Pictures below).




Stopping at GROUP is fun for me--I remember when Thom Shultz had just moved GROUP out of his bedroom and into the first office... and I recall before Thom was married (eventually to his favorite editor). Sharon recalls our last visit here when the whole affair was sorta in a house. The company has become huge since then. Soon it will become like the gigantic companies (D C Cook, Gospel Light, Scripture press) it took on and found a niche.

Now we're thinking of headed to Nebraska to look at a bike trail there--but now that I mentioned it we will probably change the plans!


On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is makin' music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again,
And I can't wait to get on the road again.

On the road again
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends Insisting that the world be turnin' our way
And our way Is on the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is makin' music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends Insisting that the world be turnin' our way
And our way Is on the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again

The life I love is makin' music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again
And I can't wait to get on the road again

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How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

keith drury




4 comments:

Keith Drury said...

I woke up to find myself in Nebraska today (August 5)... seems like we're flating eastward now...

Amber Janelle said...

Coach,

Your life is so exciting. :) Glad to see you're enjoying all your travels this summer. I'm working a lot this summer--as a cashier at a restaurant and a barista at Starbucks. I moved out of the seminary dorm into an apartment with friends. I'm sure you're excited about the new CM building---hope to come see you again this year!

Keith Drury said...

Amber... Moved out of thge dorm? Growing up! ;-)

I'll have a tall bold.

Unpacking boxes in the new CM building today!

Josh Bonner said...

That sounds like an awesome trip! My uncle, Bob Bonner, (prof at OWU) has a place in Winter Park and I love road biking Berthoud Pass and around Grand Lake...Except the beetle kill is getting bad with the pine trees.
Durango and Silverton are gorgeous to. I got to race in the "Iron Horse Classic" a few years back.

Totally off topic, but I was on a short term missions trip in Africa a few weeks back and had the chance to worship at a little Wesleyan church in Pretoria, SA. I was chatting with a member of the church afterwards, and we were discussing the States, when he brought your name up in conversation, without me mentioning IWU. His name was Stanley Benjamin, I guess he met you way back. I didn't know you were world famous??? :)