Jane and Joe and their travels around the country stumbled out of this home on wheels onto my way out of the gas station. Happiness is SHARED, truly and they were a prime example of it. I’ve been praying intensely and immensely about going on an adventure of the sort. My heartstrings are being pulled. So many experiences to come and so much to learn. So who’s in? Never EVER stopping. Sending you all love. xxoo
For those of you that have not had the chance to see any footage on Rexicon, he’s quite a character. Rex is a striking, plum FJ Cruiser that belongs to Mister Nicholas
Exploring through those wondrous, breathtaking Islands with this adventure mobile is what Nick knows all about. Not only is he an expert with planning and executing these endeavors but he is quite camera savvy. Do yourself a solid and take a peek at his work.
This might be ridiculous but if I ever had the chance to meet Rexicon, I’d blush for sure. Not sorry. Watch and weep.
Happy Sunday y’all. xxoo
A man I met a while ago shared just the sweetest time he had with his home on wheels for a while. He owned a youth hostel in Ireland(dreams, dreams, dreams) for ten years, decided to pack up and leave for Eastern Europe. He met a lady in a department store, thought she was darlin’ so he made her his wife. They came to the U.S. and he asked her where she wanted to live. They bought one of these beauties and drove around the country until she was happy. She barely speaks a lick of English and each day, his love for understanding her grows more and more. It’s too sweet for words. That’s what keeps me hopeful and going. My cynicism tries to get the best of me some days but coming across people like this remind me to stay positive.
A hat that fits! Eeep, thanks to Darynmae! *Squeals*
Happy day. Adventures ahead while I hide behind this little arrangement.
Tell someone you love them today.
I have resided in this dry place close to ten years now.
Arizona is an incredibly beautiful place. You can get snow a couple of hours up North or you can fry in the heat down here. Not to mention the Grand Canyon and all of the camping spots. Recognizing this is important for me personally because there have been difficult times in which I felt like this place was a trap. (I still hate the heat though; ew)
There are more positives than negatives, entirely.
I have grown emotionally, spiritually, socially and physically. I made the best group of pals a sister could ask for that will be forever. I have patience for everything more than ever before and that came out of a negative. Something positive ALWAYS follows that negative. You should explore your surroundings, where you live because there is beauty everywhere, truly. I’ll be moving mid June, It’s time to explore the Midwest, the South and the Eastcoast and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see where that leads me. There will always be a little part of my heart here. Bittersweet feels.//
The descent. Almost skipped down face first with my graceful self. Business was business though and I had to get my treasure to that spot.\
Venturing Northbound, I made a pit stop. It was a truck stop/rest area. Seems a bit touristy? Wrong. Watching everyone in awe/fear of these mountains was quite entertaining. I parked my truck and found a spot. This hit home, hard. My dad has been a truck driver for over 25 years. Growing up around semi’s, taking midnight rides White Castle and the gas station for drinks every so often was common. The parts I miss about living so close to him. A little part of me thought he would be stopping here today.
As soon as I finish this package, I’m heading North.
Perhaps 40 miles or so.
Spontaneous exploration this Tuesday.
Solo drives, journals and maybe the pie shop on the way to Flagstaff.
No plans, no directions. Just drive.
Little adventures with Aggie today.
Couldn’t have spent the golden hour with a better ride! She’s the cutest, huh?
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
Kay has been roaming the nations wild spaces over the past week or so on a solo road trip west. We met up in southern Utah at Arches National Park over the weekend and had a surreal time. We woke to sunrises behind steaming coffee mugs, climbed to the top of towers of sandstone, hiked under expansive arches, looking up at drawings in the sky. We suffered the wrath of the sun and heat, and camped and lounged in the shade of resilient trees.
I couldn’t have asked for a better time, It was more than I ever expected to experience, and doing it all in the company of such an extraordinary person was a true blessing. I pray that weekends like these, so full of life and friendship, become a common part of my future.
This is so wonderful! Kay, you are such a beautiful lady. So happy your adventures were spent well.
Where do I even begin right now? A couple of months ago, @buffyrene and I shared an adventure that opened up our hearts and changed a little part of us for the better. For every obstacle we hit(getting stuck in the snow on a mountain, nearly having driven off a cliff) where we thought life would be over for the both of us, we were to keep on truckin’(pun) along. By the end of the trip, there was a reason for all of it. This man was the reason. With the intention of snow camping, we utterly froze our bums off the first night. As Bethany and I stumbled into a quaint little coffee joint, a bearded little man with dreads gave us a warm welcome. As conversation progressed about the farm he owned down the road, we became interested in more. The way this man lit up about his life made me shed a couple of tears and gives me goosebumps as I type this out. He offered us a place of warmth at his farm. Hesitantly with anticipation, we accepted. Here are two silly women venturing off to a strangers’ home while others resided as well, followed by a partly deaf man. I could go on about the time we shared with Thomas but I’ve written enough for you all to perhaps get a feel of my feels. I wrote him a letter without the expectation of receiving anything in return. Today, I received a letter back inquiring for my return. More was said that made my heart just melt. Thomas, you won’t ever read this, but I flippin’ love you, dude and because of you, I’m confident in the way I want to live my life. Xo #love #adventure
My words to you all: don’t be scared to tall to people. Always, ALWAYS be cautious, not alone, emotionally in an alright state of mind(because after all, who the hell is same anyway?) and use your brain BUT take risks. Go through with things. Hug people, write to them. I would rather have nothing for any holiday, birthday, what have you but a hand written letter. So much genuineness. Because this is what life is about. Don’t worry about the trends, because love outlasts everything.
Dear ______ _________,
One thing a day. One thing I would look forward to. Weekends filled with muddy adventures, taking dips in the lake to clean ourselves off only to get to the next shenanigan on the list. I have been in a situation quite similar to this, almost died in fact. After all, you can die getting out of bed, or walking out the front door, so why should anyone stop there? Get your boots ready.
(Source: makes-us-stronger, via underthecarolinamoon)
To always be sure to never stop exploring, to never stop being curious.
To go along to the ends of the Earth to collect coffee beans and sleep on mountain tops. All with love and a humble heart, learning about the fine details of it all.