So much has sped by since writing “Arrive Alive” but I wanted to let you know I eventually reached my destination, very much alive. But before I drop you right into the thick of a new adventure, I’ll bring you up to speed. When we last met, I had just emerged, crinkly and new, from … Continue reading My Rearview Mirror
There are times I’m prepared to pay $52 for the luxury of having 24 hours to take two baths, a hot shower, do three loads of laundry, update my iPad and phone, take a swim, buy water, make important phone calls, clean the inside of the van, wash out my fridge, download music and be … Continue reading Day 25: A Foot.
We sat on one ridge, and the bobcat on the other. Kim had his binoculars, and I, my camera with zoom. Pippa lies beside me; as of yet, oblivious to our growing excitement. It is in a picture-perfect location for a photo. Something right out of a National Geographic. A sculptured rock overhang, sunshine … Continue reading Day 22: Close Encounter
It rained steadily all night. My neighbour from the valley came up to park beside me so he didn’t get stuck in the mud. It was a good move. Although mucky here too, it’s not “get-stuck” mud. Just squeeze-between-your-toes, mucky-muck. The kind a person can gently sink into, but safely get out of. During a very … Continue reading Day 12: The Sink & Tickle
I feel the rain closing in. Picketpost is doing its best to hold it back, but you can see it climbing that mountain, and just know eventually it’s going to lower itself over the other side. But I’ve decided it doesn’t matter. There is such peace when I stop running away from something. Today I … Continue reading Day 11: Leaning In
After a while on the road, you will begin to recognize a perfect boondocking location pretty quickly. It’s different for everyone, but I want to share why Superior, Arizona has it’s hooks in me. I think the population of Superior is about 4000. Give or take 1000. This is a perfect size town for me. … Continue reading Day 9: Superior Superior
I wasn't much of a girly-girl to begin with. Thankfully. My 'beauty' routine has long included three essential products and genuine efforts to be content with Whatever God Gave Me. Gram always advised against covering up beauty with makeup. Just wash the dirt off so the beauty can shine through, she would say. As a result, … Continue reading #savemyvanity