Tag: new beginnings

Decisions, Decisions (Part 2)

On New Year’s Day 2018, I knew one thing for sure: I like the nomad lifestyle and want to continue for as long as I am able.  Little did I know I would be faced with so many decisions and challenges before spring.

Decisions, Decisions (Part 1)

In the photo above you see my beloved Katrina parked at the Buffalo Bill State Park in Wyoming.  I have a lot of pictures of this tiny home parked against stunning backdrops but this is one of my favorites.  Looking at this photo today…

Arrived, At Last…

After several months of planning, downsizing, dreaming, hunting for and finding the perfect vehicle; fretting, buying stuff, getting rid of stuff, giving stuff away, and turning over my business,  I was ready to hit the road – or so I thought!  Now, after nine…

Arizona Gems & Grumblings

A few months ago I remarked to one of my friends that I wondered when my adventure was going to begin. Sure, I’ve been on the road since last June.  But it seems as though all my travels thus far were orchestrated – planned or…

Expectations and the Unexpected

“Is that it?” the disgruntled-looking lady asked after watching Old Faithful’s show of hydraulics and vapors.  “Yes, mam.  Did it not meet your expectations?”  the park ranger patiently asked.  “If that’s all there is to it then yes, I am disappointed!!” she replied.

30 Day Report

A little over a month ago I loaded the van and left Colorado on my way to a much-anticipated vacation in Oregon before landing in Montana for a late-summer job. It is no secret that I experienced some crazy concerns and emotions beforehand, but…

Ready or Not…

Have you ever been on a blind date?  If so, you’ll remember the jittery feeling in your stomach as the little demon in your head flashes images of all your short-comings, flaws and fears on the screen in the back of your mind ….

Departures, Gifts, and Good Luck!

I felt a mixture of sadness, trepidation, joy and excitement as Kate and I parted ways soon after the fireworks ceased (it seemed like they went on all night long!).  She and her faithful dog Winnie headed back to Colorado as I continue to…

Waterfalls Galore and More!

The temperatures on the coast were in the mid-60’s for most of June, so coming out of the protective veil of ocean mists and traveling east along I-84 through Portland –where nary a fanciful food truck could get me to stop -was like running…

Independence Day

While traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail along the Columbia River Gorge (mostly I-84), I’ve been thinking about the people who made our independence possible.  A Google search of the holiday pointed me to a recent posting: Six Things You Didn’t Know about July…

Hitting the Road

Thanks to Jim, Leah, Jess and the mechanics at Jim’s Automotive, Katrina is sporting a new driveshaft and some sensors.  It’s Tuesday, June 13th and time to hit the road!

Living Vicariously

My housemate and Oregon traveling buddy, Kate, took the news about Katrina’s mechanical problems like a trooper.  She offered to stay behind to make sure I would be OK after the repairs were done, but I rejected the notion and sent them on their…