Since my chance meeting with RVSue and the Crew a few days ago, this blog, One Wandering Spirit, is in the process of a substantial growth spirt! Gosh I had no idea what a recommendation from Sue could mean.
It’s great that a LOT of folks have signed on! Thank you Sue, and for the newer people here, WELCOME! Joy, Shiloh and I are happy to have you along for the ride.
I feel like I need to let you know who I am, and how this all started for me….in a brief way!
I’ve kept a diary/journal since I was a child. It started with one of those little plastic covered books with a tiny key…remember those? I was always something of a loner, and as I got older, writing became my therapy. Until close to 2 years ago, it was always private, but then as I approached retirement and the plan for my new life began to unfold, I had a desire to share my thoughts, feelings and experiences, and this blog was born. Fast forward to now, and I’ve posted about 200 blogs since I began. I love sharing what I’m learning and feeling and seeing.
The first post was entered at the end of May, 2014, a little over 2 months before I planned to hit the road. My retirement from nursing became effective August 1, and I rolled away from what had been my home on the morning of August 10. There was a beautiful full moon that night at my first camp.
Joy and Shiloh are my much loved traveling companions.
These are my sweet fur babies that are always by my side. They are getting up in years and so where we go, what we do, and how much we do is all about them now.
My Casita is literally our ‘little house’. Wandering Spirit is a 2011 Freedom Deluxe that I bought used in October of 2013. It had seen little use, and came with goodies like solar on the roof, a Honda 2000 generator, a sound system, and some other nice mods done by the original owners. Since then I’ve had a few more mods done by Larry Gamble (Little House Customs) and Konrad Szelock (Little House Customs Arizona), and a lovely internet antenna my friend Joel (of Laura and Joel) created. (Affectionately called ‘the Joel Pole’).
I tow with a 2012 Ford F150 that I bought new. It’s the 6 cylinder EcoBoost version, with the deluxe tow package. It sees regular servicing but the only thing I’ve replaces are the tires. It’s getting close to 50,000 miles on the odometer. I’m totally happy with it.
I’m from California, but since I’m full-timing, home is where I park it. My domicile is South Dakota.
This is home right now. Picacho Peak State Park, while the sun was setting last evening. The whole sky turned pink and blue!
I love nature, and I am constantly amazed at the beauty I find….everywhere….just everywhere! I can’t seem to get enough.
More of last evenings sky!
The road has been winding and beautiful and there have been some bumps and even some boulders to work around, but we keep on rolling and I’m thankful for every morning that I wake up. I’m enthralled by this wandering life!
So those are the basics! I’m honored that you have chosen to ride along with Joy, Shiloh, and I! I can’t wait to see what is around the next corner and over the next mountain! It just doesn’t get old.
If you would like to introduce yourself, please just open up the comments section!
Shiloh on the left, Joy on the right.