Do you remember that song from the ’60’s? Wasn’t it Billy Jo Royal who sang it?
Well I was UP in the boondocks…8000+ feet up. I’m not feeling very well on the second day. I have some flu like symptoms on and off, and I have trouble taking a deep breath at times, and I’m tired.
It takes me until the second evening to realize the symptoms could be altitude related.
At any rate I decide to leave my boonie place this morning. I snake my way down 191…the signs warn you that there will be 10 hairpin turns in the next 8 miles or so, at a 5 to 8% downhill grade.
We land at the Walmart in Vernal…the one RVSue told me about in her comment from the last post. I run in to do my shopping, and when I come out of the store parked right next to WS is another Casita! That’s 18 I’ve seen now on my journey. At first I think perhaps it’s RVSue because I think she will be aiming for this Walmart when she comes down out of the mountains. But no, it’s a different TV. While I’m walking the dogs the owner comes out with her bags…another woman on her own. We talk. She’s heading for Moab.
It takes me awhile to decide the route I’m driving now. I need to get back to Monterey, CA for a little while and in the past I’ve used I80 through Utah and Nevada but this time I think I’d like to do something different. I write on the Casita Forum, an internet group, asking for route advice. I make my decision with the information from the helpful folks there.
The rain teases all morning but as I leave Walmart it starts in earnest….and continues…
Driving the mountainous roads in that weather gets old quick. I call it quits when I reach Deer Creek State Park, overlooking the Provo River but it looks more like a lake here. It’s a small park with full hook ups, and showers. I take advantage of all those amenities!
From the taste of boon docking I had, I know I love it. Getting off by myself with nature…the beauty…the peace…the spiritual uplifting…the opportunity for growth, for learning about life and myself, for strength and independence. There is nothing like it. But….
I will always like the convenience of electricity and lots of hot running water too!
I see myself living joyfully in both these worlds in my little Wandering Spirit.