Yup, three years ago, after minimizing to the max, On August 10, we left our little life by the Monterey Peninsula of California, to….just wander. There was a full moon that first night, which was important to me. I know this is a silly picture but here is the full moon just a couple nights ago…three years later:
We certainly were not lacking in wonderful walks or local scenic beauty where we lived…..see below:
Walks on the empty beaches of Monterey Bay were our routine.
The happy rolling habit began in the sand there.
Big Sur, my favorite place ever (still!) was just a half hour drive.
I’m not kidding I’ve probably taken a thousand pictures of the Big Sur area.
And there were lots of wild flowers. California Poppies in this case….
And yet, I needed to wander, because….oh, just because.
With very little camping and no RVing experience, I didn’t know how it would turn out. I figured if it wasn’t working, or if at some point it was no longer fun, I’d just settle somewhere.
That is still the plan.
And though everywhere I camp I think about the possibility of staying and living in that area, it seems like when I settle it will be back somewhere near where I came from in California. That’s home, and the more I travel, the more I know it.
I’ve also found that I love simple living. No not without comfort or off the grid…but just living simply. The less ‘stuff’ the better. I hope that someday I’ll be able to find a tiny home of some sort. And space for a garden.
But….for now….WOW, have we got plans!
When we leave Michigan in a few days we will trek straight west across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota, retracing our steps to Bismarck, then on into Montana to a Casita Rally! After the rally we will proceed to the west side of Glacier National Park and spend a couple of weeks there.
Next we head south through Idaho and Utah, right down to the White Mountains of Arizona. Hopefully we will have timed it right to be able to see the fall colors there. Then we move on to the Prescott National Forest, also in a mountainous area ( read ‘cool’…maybe cold by this time), until it’s safe weather-wise, to head to CLR…Caballo Loco Ranch, south of Tucson. That will be our winter place again, except when we leave to spend some holiday time with family, yup, in the Monterey area!
I’ve been working on this plan a LOT, for a few weeks now, and I’m excited to get underway! And yes, we have reservations for every single stop. For whatever reason, I’ve found that’s the way I like to travel.
These have been 3 amazing years. For now, this lifestyle suits me and I’m so glad I made the decision to wander!
Off we go. 🐶😁🐶