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Dakotah - On Television

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The internet television news outlet, www.ukiahvalley.tv and their reporter, Tamara Drake, published their story on Dakotah yesterday and I posted it on his MySpace page: www.myspace.com/rondakotahRon asked that I convey his sentiments regarding the events of Sunday and they are as follows:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/07/IMG_1059.jpgGreetings, to all my friends;The last few days have been a mixed bag of goodies that have left me with a host of emotions. Everything from fear (when I was told by the CHP officer that they were there to arrest me) to anger (for having my right to travel freely within the country of my citizenship infringed upon) to extreme gratefulness for the help given to me when it looked like my journey (and my lifestyle) was about to end.I am camped right now on Highway 16, near the little California berg called Capay. I am sitting in an area that looks untouched by modern civilization since the time when my mode of travel was commonplace.My horses are so happy to eat the lush grass that they actually walked over the alfalfa I put out for them this evening. While I was watching my team enjoy a well deserved rest and renew, I too have had a moment to let the last few days settle in and make sense.To that end, I want you all to know that, even though the CHP acted in a manner that was inconvenient for many (I, being the least of which, as I have no actual destination or schedule) they were acting in good-faith towards what they perceived as a dire and unsafe situation.I could make a case for my road-worthiness, as after 25 years living on the road as I have, but the greater good was to humble myself and ride this bronc out.Even at my age, I am not above having my character built up. And this was one good thing to come out of the experience. Even greater still, was the chance to meet folk just like myself. .Spencer Brewer and his wife Ester Siegel; along with John Tilley and Alvin and Sally Tollini; Tamara Drake (www. ukiah. tv) and Don Nichols and his girlfriend, Diana; just to name a few.I am living a life of my choosing and at a speed that gives me an appreciation for the little things most people can't see at sixty miles an hour. I see every sunrise and sunset and it is the tabernacle in which I worship.I am thankful to have met everyone of you that have stopped, and those who couldn't stop but sent words of appreciation and encouragement via MySpace.Chuck here is my mouth-piece, as I don't type; and if I tried, I would never be able to get very far. And, as you may have noticed, I don't sit too well.Happy trails to all my MySpace friends. I'll be in touch again soon.Happy Trails,Dakotah

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Alia Ahmed 5 years, 11 months ago

Thanks Charles and Dakotah for continuing to impart life's lessons to me. With gratitude, Alia

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 11 months ago

"/ ronda kotah ...The last few days have been a mixed bag of goodies that have left me with a host of emotions...."echoes across the divide

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