Life...

As summer come on and everyone is thinking of gearing up and heading to a trail head remember life is short and you need to enjoy life to the fullest!!! Get out there and make it happen, cover some miles, make some memories. The lawn doesn’t always need mowed and the car doesn’t need washed, spend that time with friends and family. Here at Trailhead Supply sometimes it’s more of a confessional than a pack store. A customer and I will be having coffee and the store empties out except for the two of us, then issues are discussed that are normally saved for around the campfire after a few passes of the bottle. Family issues, health, finance and age. Age is the one none of us can escape from. Yesterday I was told by four different people I was a good friend and thanks for being there…Humbling to say the least, but I think more than anything, I just took the time to stop and listen, but if that’s all they needed to get back on track I can do that…

I had an older friend stop by the other day and said I just don’t know if I’ll be able to get back in the saddle this summer due to a couple of health issues…I said I’m putting you in that saddle, that’s not a choice …You do have the choice of sitting in it or laying over it!!! But you are packing in with me this summer, like every summer before. Recently my daughter was in a hallway at the hospital outside a hospice room. She called me, I said how are you holding up? She said this really sucks waiting around for someone to die… I told her she won’t have to do that for me, she will see it on the 6 o’clock news on every station!!! She said no I won’t I’ll be right there with you and I’ll film it as it happens …We will do a Facebook Live, because no one will ever believe this!!! I’ve made a lot of good memories, and I mean a lot…and by no means am I close to being done, that’s why I bought young green mules… memories now and the mules and I can retire together in 30 plus years … I don’t say it enough but a huge Thank You to my packing partners for letting me cover all those trail miles with you… Now get packing, your burning daylight, string those mules together…

See You on the Trail!

Andy



Comment on this post (2 comments)

  • Jim M says...

    Thanks for sharing Andy. I’ve been dealing with some serious health issues the last couple of years and I was surprised at how many people let me know how much I mean to them. It is important to make those memories.

    May 15, 2019

  • Sherry Curtis says...

    You are a good friend to a lot of people and have a way of listening when you need to but also can put the whole thing into a perspective that everyone can understand and even get a laugh out of it all in the end. Thanks for being there. Now lets all go to the mountains.

    May 15, 2019

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