Sunday, March 19, 2017

Coddiwomple 2017 PROJECTED ROUTING & SCHEDULE

BRIEF INTRO:

For those that do not  know me or what this is all about. My Name is Taz Cable. 18 months ago I
moved into my RV and started on #MYride. I have decided that a gypsy life style living in a 30 year old RV perusing a photography, blogger, and Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle Brand Developer career to keep me on my Coddiwomple is perfect for me.  This year I am going from Tampa to Maine, and back with a few stops in my home town region of the Great Smokey Mountains. PLEASE VISIT THE SMOKIES NOW AND SUPPORT THE SMALL BUSINESSES EFFECTED BY THE WILDFIRES! They have their business but most have lost homes and visitors, GO VISIT!

Back to this..

Holy Hell I have been in the same spot too long! It's an emotional but very exciting departure. As usually my tenure in the Tampa Bay area wasn't as financially beneficial as I would have liked but so many revelations and lessons tho.

These onion layers of mine continued to peal away and more and more that I have suppressed has come forward. The happiness that I stuffed and covered over with the things I thought I want it is finally starting to surface again. I and learning more about what I want and instead of what I feel others want for me.

I still haven't learned to save money or manage it well but I have learned to live on less. So I thought it would be time to reveal the route of this #Coddiwomple2017 as well I have had several folks as how they can support the trip or receive photos and post cards from the places I am going so I have put together a few ways to participate in the Coddiwomple from where ever you are.

I do tend to complicate things so I am gonna be as simple as I can. The Coddiwomple's biggest expense will be Fuel and Repairs to the RV so I am called my supporters "PUSH PARTNERS" sometimes I need a little push. So not every methods of support here is not so much about the much needed cash yet more like if I know that people are depending on me it will motivate me more than anything. It's a weakness and a strength trust me. So Hopefully A Win Win!

PERSONAL PUSH PARTNERS

This is a subscription based partnership. The drop down menu below has two options Photography Downloads (10) I guarantee 10 uploads a month to a Google Drive that you will have unlimited access too. You can subscribe and unsubscribe whenever you would like. If I cam passing through an area you would like photos of you subscribe and unsubscribe at anytime during this Coddiwomple in 2017 but even the future for $9.99 per month ( Royalty Free Personal Use ONLY, Commercial Use email me)

SNAPS FOR STAMPS 10 4X6 BY MAIL

Finally something exciting in the mail box. In addition to the DOWNLOADS (10) option you will receive a bundle of 10 of my 4X6 Printed Postcards. You can frame them at home or you can share them by mail with other too.  After all the RV is put back together I will be listing names of PERSONAL PUSH PARTNERS on the sides of Coddiwomple Manor. Thank You

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS BILL ONLY FOR FOUR MONTHS ( i.e. $9.99 X 4 Billing Months, $14.99 X 4  Billing Months ) No Touring No Subscription I stop them on the last upload of the tour. around 9/19/2017)


OPTIONS



CORPORATE PUSH PARTNERS information continued following the schedule and town listings below.

First things first tho - NO HOT SAUCES OR ANYTHING SIMILAR to Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle, unless you got Millions, then maybe. 

So I am combining the route and corporate because I don't wanna loose ya talking too much business and getting into the route. I am so excited - yet seriously nervous. With all your encouragement I am sure that I will make it many more miles.

Following this listing is more information on CORPORATE PUSH PARTNERSHIPS & BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES - It takes a village to keep the manor rolling!

CODDIWOMPLE 2017 ANTICIPATED  ROAD MAP 

THE ROAD, THE PHOTOS, PEPPERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE IT ALL


UPDATED & ALTERED DAILY:LAST UPDATE: 10:27PM EST 3/19/2017 by TC

MARCH 31st -     LAST DAY OF MAIL IN FLORIDA
APRIL      1st        LAST DAY OF INSTALLS TO RV (Graphics, Lettering, Decals)
APRIL      2nd       DEPART 8:00AM - PALM HARBOR -DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY
APRIL      3rd        Coddiwomple 2017 Begins (Makin' Our Way Home, yay!)
Cities of Vists & Passing South To North - NO Interstate Travel Scheduled
 BOLD CITIES AND LSITINGS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED - LINKS ARE SUGGESTIONS
ONCE VISTED SUGGESTIONS WILL DISAPPEAR & MY FINAL POST LINK WILL APPEAR
                          TARPON SPRINGS, FL
                       +Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks 
                     NEW PORT RICHIE, FL
                     SPRING HILL, FL (2)
                       +Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery  
                       +Wildlife Survival Sanctuary 
                     INVERNESS, FL
                     CRYSTAL RIVER, FL
                     OCALA, FL
                       +Gypsy Gold Horse Farm 
                       +Gypsy Gold Horse Farm / Tour 
                     BRONSON, FL
                     CHEFLAND, FL
                     TRENTON, FL
                       @NATURE COAST STATE TRAIL
                     OLD TOWN, FL
                       @Grand Ridge Winery
                     CROSS CITY, FL
                       @El Dorado Motel, Cross City
                     Tennille
                     Athena
                     Perry
                     Monocello
APRIL 4th
                     GEORGIA
                     Thomasville
                     Pelham
                     Camilla
                     Putney
                     Radium Springs
                     Albany
                     Leesburg
                     Smithville
                     Americus
                     Plains
                     Ellaville
                     Butler
                     Thomaston
                     Griffin
APRIL 5th
                     Senoia
                     Peachtree City
                     Fayetteville 
                     Marietta
                     Kennessaw
                     Catersville
                     Chatsworth
                     TENNESSEE
                     Etowah
                     Madisonville
                     Vonore
                     Greenback - HOME!!!!
APRIL 6th-9th    Family Break

APRIL 10th              Asheville, NC
                                 Hot Springs, NC
APRIL 11th - 14th   SMOKIES & CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST

APRIL 17th - 21st    Blount /Loundon/Monroe History Markers & Landmarks

APRIL 26th - May 3rd Townsend & Little River

May 2017 - Kentucky Bourbon Trail

June 2017 - New England

THE RETURN HOME BEGINS

July 2017 - East Coastline / South

August 2017 - Maryland/Virgina Wild Horses Campout

September 2017 - Mostly Off Winding Down Tour (Personal Subscriptions Stop)

Oactober 2017 - Working Back to Caladesi RV Park


Now Corporate Push Partner applications are being accepted 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Writer That Never Reads

Greenback, TN
Well we are two months away from making the trek back home to Tennessee for a couple weeks. I am so ready to get back on the road. I first thought it was me excited to get home, see Baby Mason - who just had a big boy hair cut.  but the past few weeks have shown me that it's the road that I miss. 

If you ask the question " Are you ready?" My answer would be "No!" There is so much to do. I have been helping the campground here in Palm Harbor, paying the rent, I have been busy. Coddiwomple Manor ( Wood E. Wagon) is still kinda torn apart. A new problem was discovered. Imagine that, right? Good News : New Wash Closet! Yay! Boo. 


Made In Tennessee
Better News : I wasn't going to sell anything as I traveled except photographs and ad space on the RV and the blog - BUTI am so thankful to have Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle to take with me on this coddiwomple. My relationship with this pepper bouquet, that has an incredible aroma when you open the bag, started back home at the Greenback Depot  and I am happy to have it in the spice rack and the portfolio.  My focus  for this hot stuff is on the wholesale buyer, 
you can get  you some at your house by clicking this link to the store:
I would suggest you add a fine grind too.  Support Small Business America if you can. 

PERFECT on pizza and Mexican Street Corn ( Spring & Summer Must Have)

I've Never Used This Book


Staying in Palm Harbor  this Winter I have learned a ton about my self. Stuff you may or may not wanna know about. There are some things about this journey that I am not sure I want to make public. It would probably do me and others good for me to write it but  This  blog is supposed to be about me and my trip. I guess this is all part of it. Well, where I have  Coddiwomple Manor parked currently is Caladesi RV Park and I meet people from all over the world in this park. 

I hated school and I really didn't do well in school and I for sure did not further my education in an organized education - I did graduate with honors at the University of Hard Knocks tho. 

Usually, when I meet people who happen to be teachers I instantly start giving them a harder time than others. It's funny I was kinda friends with my teachers, until high school anyway. My fifth grade teacher and I are still dear friends. I am not sure why I give teacher a harder time. I always explain that I never got along with teachers, when I meet teachers. 

Anyway, this dear lady from Minnesota is in the park and she recently retired from teaching. A reading teacher.  I am not sure how to describe  her. We are VERY different and have no similar interests.. She is happy and sweet. Real happy. The entire time she has been here I have shamed her for reading as much as she has shamed me for not reading. I just can't read a book. I start them I loose interests. I have never enjoyed reading. I am not sure why. I have never really read a book, completely.

She about lost her marbles today when I told her to "Follow my Blog". She said " Follow your blog? What?" She says " You are the writer who doesn't read". I hope this one sticks. 

Thanks Mrs. Mellema - it was a pleasure to meet you. We didn't get our selfie. 

The quest continues! See ya next time. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Living The Life Remembering The Dream

I've always been a dreamer. Look at my record, my past 98% of my life from age 13 on I've been working on something that I created. From Lemonade Stands to a Video Information Network my redneck under educated brain has spun hundreds of ideas. Although I have no reqrets except for lack of investments or savings.  Truthfully if I had those things I may not be in the place in life that I am now.
Being happy and feeling settled is something I haven't experienced much of. I always felt I had something to prove. The bullies in Elementary School, My Parents, My Adult Friends - it never really involved me, it was about them.
It took 44 years and 18 months in a 30 year old RV, making less than $150 cash per week doing what I am good at "marketing/hospitality  " at the RV Park I stay in during the winter. I also get to plan a wonderful photography tour, write for my own blog, telling stories of the people I meet and my journey at learning to be a better person for me. Living the dream, broke as PHUCK. Happy as HELLo.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

@TAZCABLESNAPS Gasperilla, Tampa 2017 Saturday 28th

Well it's right around the corner. The ship is coming closer to the bay everyday. Every year the Pirates take over Tampa in a beautiful style, followed by a large drunken parade and celebration. Gasperilla Mates!

I will be walking the parade route and grabbing some festive SNAPS for my collection and others to have and share.

If you would like for me to swing by your parade watching spot for some photographs call me and we can set it up!
 Stay tuned to Saturday's Post for all the SNAPS & Stories! I'm so excited! I love Gasperilla.
865-640-3313
taz@tazcable.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

We Are Going To Assateague Island Home Of The Wild Ponies

Wood E. Wagon and I have planned our first shooting trip and destination. Assateague Island in Maryland. I had wanted to do this when I first got Wood E and it didn't work out. My plan now is to be there a week camping in the Assateague Island National Park.

As of now I will be leaving Tampa Bay, Florida Area and working my way north. Do you have any suggestions for me to spot and experience or photograph along the way?
 (Email me taz@tazcable.com)

This is all I know so far!

The Best Time to go is Mid May to October. I have to be back in Tampa by October so I was thinking of June or July. Depending on other events and festivals that I have planned to attend.

This is from Assateague Island National Park web site:
Assateague Island is managed by three official park agencies. Assateague Island National Seashore is cared for and managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Department of Natural Resources. Visitors to the park in Virginia enjoy the beach plus find opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (established in 1943). The beach, wildlife, dunes, wetlands & marsh islands are protected for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment.
Reach the beachIn 1962, Assateague Island National Seashore was established for the purpose of protecting Assateague Island in the states of Virginia and Maryland. The National Park Service and Fish & Wildlife Service help protect Assateague Island's splendor. Assateague Island National Seashore is administered to provide for recreational use and enjoyment consistent wiI will th the perpetuation and maintenance of the seashore's natural environment. Assateague is vital for resting and feeding migratory shorebirds and other abundant bird species. Over 320 species of birds can be found here. Assateague Island is a priceless seashore ecosystem and a sustainable resource that all visitors can appreciate.
Assateague cruisesAssateague Island is a great vacation destination within easy reach for many East Coast residents. Sightseeing cruiseskayak tours, crabbing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, biking and other activities continually make this a paradise for visitors that enjoy outdoor recreation. 


I have always like horses - I hope camping on the beach where they run wild they will get buck wild and I can grab some pretty cool photos. 

The only thing is I can;t see where the horses are playing - happy - I don't see that in any of the pictures. Either way I still wanna go even if it's just to camp on the beach! 
I will continue my research and keep you updated!

A Dollar To Shoot On & A Dollar For The Shoot

At this Moment of January 18th 2017 I feel like I have met my ultimate opportunity. I don't think I have ever - in my life been my complete self. Depending on when you met me you could have a broad story to tell.
WOOD E WAGON's Current Crest (My Home/RV/Office)

I so wanted to be famous. A kid from the guts of hillbilly trying to be something - he wasn't. Being ridiculed as a youngster at Lanier Elementary for being different, I have lived life on the defense. I am so glad to be in a state of mind now that allows me to be innovative, marching to my own drum. Finally it doesn't matter who likes me, yet it's important who likes my work. My Work! My! Work! My Work. It's not an idea that I created or my concept that I am trying to sell it's - My Work!

I have always wanted a talent. ( Taz Cable Wall Of Fame: Dishwasher, Popcorn Popper, Dancer, Female Impersonator (once OK twice) , Travel Agent. Marketer, Brander, Internet TV Personality, Radio Personality, Show Host, Brander) OK so I have talent but I always want to be an Artist. Why? I am so glad that #MYride slowed me down enough for me to see, photography. Who cares if I die broke but happy to have photographed the people, places and things I have on my career path.

As long as my battery is charged, my lenses are clean, my Photo Shelter account is paid, I have gas food and {STUFF}, the library has internet and computers then @TAZCABLESNAPS is open, creating and traveling.     You never know sometimes I may just take A Dollar To Shoot or A Dollar For The Shoot.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

And Then It Clicked - I think I finally figured it out: Calm Down

WOW! What a crazy three or for weeks it has been in my head. Well, for 44 years it has been a shit show in Nogginville for me, I've learned to manage it a little better these days. Sometimes still I let it show a little.

When I first started SNAPS I have been so programmed the last few years to create a "concept" that I was trying to do that. I was making it more difficult than it should have been. Bottom line is I want to live in Florida when it's cold other places and I want to see the USA. Now I will see the USA much clearer. Through a lens and capture everything I see and capture every personality I meet along the way.

So here it is. The program that I figured out was just to allow myself develop as a photographer. That is it! Just be. Let that set in a second. Just Be. WOW. Feels good to say and hear too huh?

I am just gonna let my new found career just happen. I love the things I have experienced behind the camera in the past - so let the journey begin.

I am looking for some folks in the Tampa Bay Area, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater or St. Pete that would like to spend a little time with me and my camera. I do prefer to shoot outdoors and in active environments - but willing to entertain anything or photography situation. .

My current plan is for Wood E. Wagon and I to continue our winter residency at Caladesi RV Park, Palm Harbor until the end of March and the first of April before we head north up the coast and then into the great lakes before fall. If the big trip doesn't work out this year I plan to be near and around music festivals and city festivals all over the country taking Holly Hail Damage (My Toyota) and Wood E from time to time.

So I am looking forward and focused to grow as a photographer and having you along for this journey. Feels good to have focus. Feels good not to be a concept  but an Artist, just a photographer.

Until Next Time,
Make Life Happen
Taz