Howdy all, I’m now a Wyoming resident and so love my new home.  I made the long drive last weekend and was so happy to be back with my family again after a long separation because of my working in LA and my wife and daughters being in WY.  So glad to be home and so love the small town life.

Yesterday I saw two ranch trucks drive down our road in a 24 hour span. The town of  Torrington is for the most part closed today because it’s Sunday and everyone is at church.  The sun is shining, there is NO WIND, and there is nothing even remotely similar to Los Angeles anywhere to be found…Nothing is locked up behind glass at Walmart, there are mirrors in all the restrooms and there is no gang scratch or graffiti anywhere.  Vacant farm houses are intact and not looted and everyone says hi or waves as you go by.  Teenagers working at the fast food places are all very nice and happy; American flags and signs of patriotism are everywhere.  The military folks in and around town are not scoffed at or looked down upon.  There are families everywhere doing things together.  I see people of all ages in restaurants taking a moment or two to pray before they eat…

Well I could go on and on so in short I’ll say that this place is perfect, just like the small towns I grew up in, in Arizona.  So With all that said, I’m settled in and got my computer set up and I HAVE INTERNET at home again! (editor’s note… YEA!)  So tomorrow starts day one of the return of the blog and the beginning of a look back at the Summer movies of 1982.  Have a great Sunday and Mother’s Day all.


38 Responses to “wyoming”

  1. May 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Nice to hear you’re settling in to your new home, John.

    As a nature man myself, I was wondering if you would be willing to post some pictures of your new home as I’ve heard that Wyoming has some stunning scenery.

  2. 3 evil_genius_180
    May 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

    It’s great that you’re able to spend some time with your family again. 😀 The town sounds a bit small for my taste, but it does sound better than LA. (I’m more of a medium-ish sized city person ;)) But, the important part is that you and your family are happy there. 😀

    • 4 johneaves
      May 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      It is a tiny place and I have to medium sized towns an hour in eithere direction so all is good!!! Thanks and it is good to be home with my family

  3. 5 Richard Knapp
    May 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Sounds wonderful buddy – good luck in the new home!

    Take care,

    • 6 johneaves
      May 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Richard!!! And I got my first Star Trek pin up scheduled for this week too!!! looking forward to working with all the new locations and very nice models here

  4. 7 Clark Schaffer
    May 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    sounds great John. Good luck with everything. If you ever make to Salt Lake City you have to look me up.

  5. 9 Marc Fraley
    May 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Glad your at home with your family John. Your new home sounds very nice. Unfortunately, Arizona is not quite the same as it was when we grew up here. I miss the old days.

    • 10 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:46 am

      I’ve noticed,,, there are very few places left that I used to hang out at and the ones that remain are vastly different… The Sugar Bowl and Reatta Pass in Scottsdale are still like I remember them and the same owner of Sugar bowl is still there..

  6. 11 DeanneM
    May 14, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I just saw this in my email…WOOT, it’s so awesome that you’re finally there and settling in with your family! 😀

    I want to move back to Black Canyon City myself one day. Can’t wait to give my editing skills a bit of a workout again here on a more regular basis. 🙂

    Welcome back, my friend

    • 12 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:47 am

      Thanks Dea and I’m sure you miss BCC,, I do too… I stopped by my old house there last time I drove through…

  7. 13 tallguyproductions
    May 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Congrats on the move. Not sure about the temperature in Wyoming, being an almost life-long desert rat, myself. But the lifestyle sounds blissful.

    Looking forward to recounting the grand days of 1982. Tron! Wrath of Khan! E.T.! Rocky III! (Looking back, 1983 and 1984 were no slouches either.)

    • 14 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

      Thanks and this will be a fun summer of posts,,, and your right 83 and 84 were great too only the quantity was less than 82

  8. May 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Bet you can see the stars much better! Good luck in your new home. Remember, home is where the heart is.

  9. May 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Home is alway where your family is.
    I guess now you can relax and enjoy the slow life compaired to LA.

    • 18 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

      HAAA Thanks,,,, now that I’m here the only thing slow is off of our property,,,, My family still has 30 things going on at once….

  10. 19 JNG
    May 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Sounds like a guy could do a lot worse. What’s the climate like out there?

    • 20 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:52 am

      It’s very nice,,, My wife really didn’t have a lot of winter complaints. The sky here is always full of gorgeous clouds and the wind is not an issue. Spring so far is great and warm

  11. 21 Terry
    May 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Congratulations. Welcome home.

  12. 23 Matt Boardman
    May 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Glad you are back with your family! That’s the most important thing! I can totally relate to being apart from the family for an extended period of time and the sweetness of being back together again!

    • 24 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:54 am

      Indeed,,, How do you like CA when your there???? lots to do and see but do you like it??

      • 25 Matt Boardman
        May 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

        So far, we’re liking it! 🙂 There are some things that can be a bit of a mess, but we love having access to the ocean and the great friends we have out here! My wife took up surfing and has been just crazy over it. We’re at the beach at least once or twice every week now. Ha!

      • 26 johneaves
        May 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

        How fun,, There is a lot to do there,, glad your enjoying it…

  13. 27 Al
    May 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    That seems like a nifty place to live. Trying to get out of California myself. Economy stinks, people stink and the weather stinks. When you have a moment, what are the jobs, rent, taxes like. The more freedom the area has, the better and that is what i am looking for. Was considering Utah as well being that they are using gold and silver as a currency option now among other perks like a good business environment.

    • 28 johneaves
      May 17, 2012 at 5:37 am

      I never liked California!!!! go anywhere but there,, I heard yesterday that taxes are again going up and there are 10 new tax increase initiatives on the ballet,, But you will have that fabulous $170 billion high speed rail from Cochella to Portersville or wherever it is supposed to go, HAAAA!!! also saw Iowa and Texas are getting all of CA’s businesses that are leaving CA… No sales tax here in WY and were paying $900 a month for our house and 125 acres,, that’s a third of what an apartment in LA costs,,, Get out Get out While you still can!!!!

      • 29 Al
        May 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        I was born and raised here so i can tell you first hand, it is falling into the ocean. No sales tax, interesting. As a Christian Libertarian i am trying to best weigh in my options to what suits freedom loving folks such as myself. I looked up some photos so it looks nice, like towns you would find on a model train set, that old time Americana. That High Speed Rail is just another excuse to have “Shovel Ready Jobs” that are not sustainable. That works in Japan but we do not have a high population density on a small island to justify a system then would never be full capacity across a state that has low population areas in the grape vine belt. Now i just need a car and some skills. Long story, meh. I have goals to be a great Illustrator and Colorist. Some of my passions are Graphic Novels, Comics, Conceptual Art, i have stacks of sketches going for nearly twenty years.

  14. 30 the bluesman
    May 17, 2012 at 8:18 am


    Glad you are getting settled..must be a nice change from the traffic and crowds. I have a friend that left California for the midwest for economic reasons as well. Glad to see you posting again and look forward to what you have for us.

    Are you going to continue to do conceptual work for film? Some how I can see you photographing the great western frontier…with a space ship…like firefly.

    • 31 johneaves
      May 19, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Hi Justin and all your CA notes are true,, Bad state to live in $$$$$ wise and it’s getting really bad.. The gov has set so many rules, fee’s, and taxes that businesses are fleeing the state. Hollywood is gone.. use to have a hundred + shows in the LA area a year and now your down to around 10. CA has chased the movie industry out and they will probably never get it back… As far as working in the film bizz I still am but there is no reason to stay in CA when you have to travel to work out of state anyways, HAAA!

      • 32 the bluesman
        May 19, 2012 at 7:35 am

        John, I wish I still lived in Atlanta, the film business is is really taking off there. Clint Eastwood just finished a film there, Walking Dead and Zombieland were filmed in and around Atlanta, part of Xmen first Class was film on the southern coast of Georgia and Tyler Perry makes all his films and tv shows there. I know of an old fairgroudns site that was bought and turned into a big film studio. It does seem like less films are made out west these days. the Dark Knight rises was made in New York, Pittsburgh and Scotland.

      • 33 johneaves
        May 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

        Yeah you would be in Heaven… Iron Man 3 is also out of CA,and down the Georgia way.. We just finished working on OZ and it was filmed in Michigan..

  15. May 18, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Congrats on the safe move. I drove through Wyoming on I-80 when I moved out west 22 years ago. It was memorable due to the beauty, and also because I ran into a snowstorm… in May! One of my favorite blogs is written by a female police officer who lives in Wyoming, probably one of those medium sized towns you mentioned from clues she’s dropped. Check out http://mommafargo.blogspot.com/

  16. 36 Jacob Sones
    May 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Congrats on the move finalization! I’m a huge fan from my childhood and caused great concern from my girlfriend when she saw me doing the happy dance when “this dude I always talked about” had moved to my state! Welcome to Wyoming!

    And it’s great to see you back on the blog.

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