Spring greetings to my online hitch-hikers. If, like me, you are antsy to get back on the road, I have good news; a sweet salve for that pesky itch. Pack your bags, its time for another road trip! I’ve been on a little writing hiatus, resting at “base camp” in Ottawa; visiting friends, reconnecting with … Continue reading The Slow Food Road Trip- Coming Soon!
If you’ve been following my Sedona “mini-series” you know I worked on “letting Sedona come to me” rather than curating the experience; letting go of expectations for that Sedona energy thing. I need to finish my story now. Because, although it took a bit of time, Sedona did arrive. For three days I stayed in … Continue reading This Vantastic Life: The Accidental Vortex
Morning: I just enjoyed my third bath since yesterday and am pleased to report the water no longer smells like desert dust & donkey dung! I think I might have let myself go in the last few days, just a little. Pippa’s up next; I’m afraid she doesn’t smell much better. I notice my throat is … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 27
I woke up this morning feeling like I had an actual hangover. Is that a thing? A phantom hangover from merely fighting the idea of a drink? Given my mental fogginess, I gave myself permission to process less today. Today, I didn’t need to understand anything in particular. I declared it “sensory day” - just … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 26
Road Trip To Hot Springs! My friend suggested we a little road trip to Tonopah (about an hour from Quartzsite) to visit Eldorado Hot Springs (also called Desert Pete’s) After a week romping about it desert dust, how could I say no to that? We left the van here and took Pip’s kennel and a blanket … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 7
Mission: To survive a week of free camping in the Canadian Rockies in cold weather. My daughter Indigo arrived at the end of October, and with her came my excitement to get back on the road; in particular taking on the challenge of some cold-weather van-camping. My logic was that being “brave and hearty” … Continue reading Winter Van Camping: Tips and Tricks
Sometimes, when we change just one thing in our lives, everything else shifts with it. I was concerned about my health going into this road-trip. Worried hours of driving would aggravate my ornery hip and I’d become a slow-rolling van potato. I was already carrying 30 uninvited pounds with me, and didn’t want to … Continue reading Van Health-Habits