Tag: Van Dwelling

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…

Tucson and Beyond

My last post Chasing The Sun and WINning! brought you up to speed on my quick visit to Mexico, the chance encounter with the RV singles group Wandering Individuals Network, and the injury which resulted from a clumsy tumble I took on a Puerto Penasco sidewalk.

California Dreamin’ (Part One)

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey.  I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. I’d be safe and warm if I was in LA. California dreamin‘ on such a winter’s day. This 1960’s song by the Mamas and Papas flashed…

Untethered

I felt like I was floating away from the mothership last week as I packed the van and headed out of the North Yellowstone Lodge and Hostel gate for the last time.  It has been a wonderful, golden summer and I was sad to see…

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…

A Lesson on Flexibility

Last Wednesday, Katrina’s check engine light came on just as I was getting ready to put all my worldly possessions into it and head to the Northwest. My roommate and Oregon traveling buddy, Kate, and I were scheduled to depart on Friday, so I didn’t…

Getting Ready…

If you read my other posts: Searching for my new home – Part I, Searching for My New Home – Part II and Searching for my new home – Part III you will remember all the “mistakes” I made when purchasing the van.