Monthly Archives: June 2005

June 30, 2005 Deserted RV Park Somewhere Nebraska

June 30, 2005
Deserted RV Park
Somewhere in Nebraska

Finally got back on the road today. Could not find gas fixture and by noon said to hell with it, the rest of the repairs and responsibility- it’s time to travel again. Picked up Jesse in Boulder and we had lunch with his buddy Milton then on to interstate 70 for a fast 70 mile getaway before slowing down as we turned off onto route 34 to start exploring. Found great clouds all across eastern Colorado and they, as well as the landscape just got better as we neared Nebraska. Diner was dairy queen, as we have no gas, so no stove nor icebox. Tonight is a dry camp at a remote out of service rv park. Tomorrow onward to Omaha and then meander toward mom and dad’s after some minor reorganizing in the morning
Hokahey ain’t life grand, as hunter Thompson was fond of saying “when the going gets weird the weird turn pro”…or something weird like that. It’s getting hard to remember such things.

Home sweet Home

Only in Nebraska

East of Yuma Colorado

Still East of Yuma

Downtown Akron Colorado

Jesse east of Yuma

Jesse and Helicoptor east of Yuma

June 29, 2005 Paul’s Home Denver Colorado

June 29, 2005
Paul’s home
Denver Colorado

Good ride up to Denver made two images I like. I pulled into Denver as night fell when suddenly my trailer lights and trailer brakes failed. Great! Denver I- 25 traffic it’s getting dark and I have no trailer light plus no trailer brakes. As panic set in I took stock of all I have learned about the trailer and decided the only cause could be a blown fuse so I relaxed and tried to find a place to stop and then I’d fix it. No rooms at the inn! Called the trailer park in Golden and got their machine talken about night reservations. Okay there is night reservations so I sped over as darkness slowly engulfed the lightless trailer. Arrived to their full sign and it was dark. Paul came and met me and we pulled into a no parking area and went to work. The fuse was the problem. I’m really not so smart but remembered that when we reconnected the trailer battery after installing the benches someone…I wonder who… connected the battery backwards and had quite a spark then re connected it correctly (and in the process blowing the fuse which we didn’t snap to) so for the last few days the lights and brakes worked as they discharged the trailer battery. But by Denver it went dead and so did the lights and brakes. Anyway problem fixed and we headed over to Paul’s. Parked the trailer in front of his house in the hood and drank polish vodka until sleep or some form of unconsciousness took over and all was well. Now to head over to the salvage yard and find that allusive gas part. Pick up Jesse and head off down the road.

June 28, 2005 Tom’s RV Service Albuquerque New Mexico

June 28,2005
Back Lot Tom’s RV Service
Albuquerque, NM

Spent the last eternity sitting in Santa Fe trying to get the remodel done. It just would not work and I finally left Santa Fe with much less than I had hoped for. In many ways it an improvement and we sure tried hard but it no way solves the space issues. Along the way :
The box separated from the trailer
The brake controller broke
I found the stabilizer chains were wearing out
The truck needed new tires
Oh and the gas burner pilot light thingy for the ice box broke. So I how have no gas.
And Heather left on vacation with her Parents.

Randy and Vanessa, of Action RV drop everything to come over and install a new break controller. In my search to find someone to refasten the box back on the frame I discovered Tom’s RV Service in Alb. So after many disappointments in Santa Fe the old airstream and I limped off into the sunset toward Tom’s RV and the hope that some of my dreams would be fulfilled.

Now Tom is quite a man. As I sit in the office waiting for it all to come together I hear him on the phone. Folks call in from the road and if he can’t help them he gets their number and makes call to find the help they need then calls them back. Says it’s easier for him to do it then the out of towners. This while his shop is super busy and he dose not have the time, yet he makes it all with a smile.

Tom’s address is:
136 Moon St
Albquerque, NM 87123
Cell: 505-401-3407

Tom was able to get a welder to stop all he was doing and re connect the box. As well as fixing the links on the stabilizer bars, as he was doing this I got the new tires. The welder had to cut up the belly pan to accomplish this and Irish was right there at Toms to patch all the holes the welder had to make as well as a few we’d acquired along the road. Tom could not fix the gas problems but found a salvage yard in Denver that thought they had the part I needed. Next stop is Boulder to pick up Jesse for the trek back to Connecticut so it was perfect and off I went. Looks like the solution is near at hand and I want the trailer to be together for Jesse and my trip east. The benches still have blue tape as I have not finished the staining and nothing is put away but all that is okay cause we’ll have gas!
Tomorrow morning I head off.

Tom and Irish

Santa Fe Skies

Santa Fe Skies 2

Santa Fe Skies 3

June 13, 2005 somewere over Iceland

June 13, 2005
Over Iceland

Flying over Iceland I find myself thinking about all the folks we met in Poland. The great experiences we had! I’d just like to thank everyone for the wonderful Polish journey. Poland was a joy and I look forward to returning someday and exploring the country and it’s people in depth.

Iceland down below

Last Warsaw Thought

GOT YA! Thanks again Everyone who made this show happen!

June 12, 2005 Hotel Le Regina Warsaw Poland

June 12,2005
Hotel Le Regina
Warsaw Poland

Sad to be leaving Poland but looking forward to some sleep. There has been not time to rest up since arriving. Without Marta to direct us we really would have been lost getting everywhere on time and finding all the great restaurants and places to go.

The opening was fantastic. Like nothing I have experienced before. Apparently 900 people where there along with all the newspapers, magazines and even radio stations!

The opening started at 8:00 with a speech by the Master of Ceremonies. Perhaps Mistress of Ceremonies is correct? She was Ms. Jolanta Fajkowska from VID TV, a very famous Polish TV Personality. There was a stage at one end of the upstairs large gallery room (yep the gallery had a huge room upstairs and 2 smaller rooms downstairs as well as a large bar downstairs.) Anyway she spoke about the work and has Tomasz and me come up on the stage, asked us questions and had us say something about the work. It was weird being up there looking out on about 900 people (it was a huge room) the 20 to 30 paparazzi standing at the foot of the stage and the tv cameras and staring at us. As we spoke the paparazzi did not shoot but when she officially opened the show they wet wild. Pushing in toward us cameras whirling and flashes flashing – move over Mick Jagger. It was truly weird and I had no idea what to do- now I like to have my picture taken but this was just too weird. Had my digital point and shoot in my back pocket so out it came and I started shooting the paparazzi shooting us. Was a good mood the crowd went wild and the show was on it’s way.

The show slowed down around 10:30 but the bar stayed open and we finally left around 2 pm.

The list of people there was impressive and going through the photo pages you’ll see them all.


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owner of Fabryka Trzciny, where the show was, Wojciech Trzciñski

Wojciech Trzcinski, Jolanta Fajkowska, David Michael Kennedy, Tomasz Niewiadomski, Leonard Karpilowski

DMK and Tomasz

What it looked like to us

a back stage look

Wiktor Kibalcyc, Piotr Pręgowski Agnieszka Strzelecka, Ewa Kuryło

Pawel Wilczak, Joanna Brodzik, Lidia Popiel

Ewa Kurylo, Piotr Prêgowski

Irena Jarocka

Gallery 4×5 work


Tomek, DMK and Matgosia

Heather in the gallery bar

Heather and DMK at the gallery bar

Piotr and Tomasz and Marta

Piotr and Tomasz at the Gallery

a quite moment for Kenjasan

Matgosia and Marta at the press conference

The Hardest Worker

The Last Supper

Going over the press clipping late last night in Poland

and we got to be tourists for about 30 seconds


DMK at Tomasz’s studio/gallery

Tomasz in his darkroom

Marta,Tomasz and Piotr


another hard day for Marta

Tomasz never stopped again on the phone

Tomasz and DMK supervise the hanging of the show

Snake Pants


just a few more

our hotel

over the river

goodbye to warsaw thank you all!