Monday, August 17, 2009

Lonesome Dove


When AMC rebroadcasted the original Lonesome Dove TV mini-series about a month and half ago I managed to watch it again probably for the sixth time since it first aired twenty years ago.

Wow! What a masterpiece. It's hard to imagine it was done for TV. The cast, characters, plot, even the filming are first-rate. It always blows me away just like it did when first aired. Simply amazing. When viewing this movie its hard to imagine what this country was like back then…. hard living, for sure people striking out for new territories, new land, new lives. 
I recall reading some of Al’s post when they were in the Southwest traveling in their motor home  visiting all the ghost towns, old forts, places of the past and reading his words describing just how beautiful it was and wondering about those settlers before us navigating through the west. Its a lot like the RV Dreamers of
modern day as they travel different parts of Canada and the USA seeking out the beauty and adventures that these two great lands offer.

When Sandy and I where doing our major traveling for about seven years I was awed at the sites we saw.  From the east coast to the west coast we saw so much of our great country. I always wondered in my mind just what the early settlers did when they were traveling the same routes we do today. Their hardships, poor navigation, were so much worse than ours today. I also  wonder what people will be doing 100 years from now. Maybe rocket cars traveling to and from the earth to other places in our universe.

Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.

1 comment:

  1. Randy and I had those conversations,too, when we were out west this past winter! I would look at the mountains and wonder just how did those folks have the courage to keep moving. What a history we have!