Saturday, December 31, 2011


Sportster and I want to thank everyone who crossed our paths this wonderful and exciting  year. You all contributed to my inspiration and success on my new journey as an author. The reviews are beginning to come in and they are five star!

Words cannot express what I am feeling this year as I review 2011.The adventures I experienced, the scenery that stirred me somewhere deep, and the friends I have formed will all live in my heart.

And now I am eager for 2012 as we all venture forward  with so much to share.My goal this year  is to inspire courage in others through my seminars and workshops that they too may share their stories and adventures with .family,  friends and perhaps the world.
So join Sportster and me  as we grab 2012 by the wheel and step on the accelerator.I hope to see you all in the new days to come and meet your friends and family as well.
Judy Howard

Sunday, December 25, 2011


My sister, Sandy and my nephew, Shanan  are having a moment at the Elfin Forest near Morro Bay, Ca. Shanan who was doing a major remodel on a home in Cayucus when Sandy and I stopped to visit him.
Sahnan became our tour agent of the area: The Elfin Forest, Montana De Oro State Park, of course The Rock, as well as the touristy town of Cambria are wonderful memories.

Just one of the  Writing Workshops I performed at the Escapade RV Rally in Gillette Wyoming. These are the students who inspired the teacher and encouraged me along the Road of  Writing.

My friend and unpaid editor, Vicki Andreotti and her Min Pin, Tika are demonstrating the doggie self wash in Buffalo, Wyoming. The business was partnered with a car wash, an RV wash, and laundromat. What an enterprise.
We traveled through the summer, as we caravaned across Wyoming, into South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally parting ways in Laughlin, Nevada. We created lasting memories and a solid friendship.


My  65th birthday at Red Robin with my employees earned me the paper napkin rose in my hand. It was crafted by the 30 year old manager that now as  an o official senior,  I had the liberty to  flirt with. At the age of 65 I am  no longer pathetic but just  a cute old lady.

Only a small sampling of the Shanty Shakers, an Escapee Chapter out of San Diego, Calif. We are enjoying happy hour in Gillette, Wyoming before we all head out to dinner. Of all places , after traveling over 1200 miles, we had dinner that night at Kentucky Fried Chicken.The food was great and the price was right!

Our trip to the Wellbourn Gourd Farm.
This was so much fun. Decorating our gourds.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I remember Deer Creek State Park just outside of Heber City, Utah. The reservoir was nestled in  Provo Canyon  and surrounded by the Rockies.  We left this beautiful place the next day to see the "Heber Creeper" another name for the Heber Valley Historic Railroad.

I remember the creatures that lurked deep in the  Utah dirt .

I was always on alert for new adventures.

I remember this was taken in Evanston,Wyoming. The town was  founded during the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad. That Blue Jay  in the tree told me the Phillips Ranch Rv Park  has been owned and operated by the Phillips family since 1936. The Phillips family claim this is the last stop before Zion and Yellowstone.

I saw a bear in Zion!

Ahh! My friend Tika! I had missed her. She and her Mom,Vicki, met up with us in Colter Bay Village in Mt. Zion.another great campground with plenty of forest to explore.  She told me she would help me get that bear.