My life is a joke right now, here is where my head is at😅 (Hopefully I’ll look back at this in a year and go “aww haha remember when that felt like it was gonna last forever?”) Day 70-something of isolation. I only know because FB friends keep track. Things are starting to get weird. I bought an oversized visor and pair it with my weird Walmart poncho because this Colorado sun is insanely intense. (Never thought you’d hear me say that, eh mom?) I am shopping for crocs. I feel like one of those bears you see in a zoo, mindlessly circling in its little cage out of boredom. I wake up to take care of my dog and click clack away on the computer. And stuff my face hole. I am tired of cooking and thinking of what to cook to stuff in my face hole. Sometimes I lay in the hammock before, during, or after stuffing my face hole. Sometimes I feel like we are all just earth viruses, convincing ourselves that our lives have purpose when maybe we’re all just here to stuff our face holes and pillage more earth? 😳

I miss the views and neighbors from my last spot and wonder how long I’ll last in the woods with nothing but plants to look at. Plants are nice, don’t get me wrong, but... plants plants plants. Pflanzen, auf deutsch. 
I can like actively feel covid-pression settling in. I’m having a hard time remembering what the point of everything I usually do is. Sometimes I half-heartedly plan RV upgrades or bookmark makeover stuff or travel ideas but then I wonder... besides sitting here in the woods, when am I actually going to RV again, as a verb, and is this worth the time/effort/bandwidth? Clearly the lack of travel/new experiences is taking its toll. Or maybe the senior club visor is having an effect on my brain. Sigh. Like, really? Travel/socialization is THAT necessary for me? 
Ultimately I don’t think I’d still be RVing if it wasn’t for joining @xscapers. A year of solitude was fine when I started but I’m not built for that long term. And now that everything is called off, life feels very upside down, like watching an hourglass that’s taking forever without even knowing what happens when it ends.

That odd description is where I’m at right now.🤣 2020.. you bastard!!

My life is a joke...

I feel like this is how you get ticks. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Still hammock heaven!! @enohammocks #outdoors #heaven #hammocklife

I feel like this is...

My outdoor living room is a set of hammocks. Trixi loves to lay near me and nibble on soft grass and shimmy on her back to get some good scratchinz. 🤩
#colorado #tinyliving #rvlife

My outdoor living room is...

Am I dreaming? No? Not a bad landing spot to ride this twilight zone out.

Am I dreaming? No? Not...

Today we left the desert. It was my first time driving for any significant amount of time since New Year’s Eve, since my rig was in storage while in Mexico. Either I have terrible driving stamina, or my rig is really hard to drive, because today’s drive was a struggle. I think both. And not having AC in almost 90 degrees doesn’t help. .
Since getting back 6 weeks ago, we’ve been sitting in one spot trying to secure a safe place to move to next in one go, to avoid unnecessary travel at all costs. This means we way overstayed our BLM limit - 6 weeks instead of 2 - which while I feel guilty about, was the best choice for isolating. I am grateful to the BLM for their lenience during this time - I didn’t see any enforcement. Maybe we just didn’t get caught.. who knows. Either way I am beyond appreciative.
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The desert is the best, most magical, beautiful, peaceful spot to go if you need to unwind from craziness around you. It was perfect and serene and beautiful.
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Out of the past 6 weeks until today, I only interacted with ONE outsider to pick up my mail. Today in one drive day, I had to interact with 3, none of whom seemed to understand “don’t invade my space” and “don’t breathe on me.” I have, however, seen a few thousand bees (holy bee swarms, do NOT keep any doors or windows open in springtime in the desert) and maybe a snake.
I’ll miss the warmth and the flowers and being able to wear a tank top and shorts at 7am.
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It was difficult to drive past so many beautiful places today that I would’ve normally loved to stop at and stay a few weeks. What a different RVing world we’re in now, compared to the carefree years I spent stopping wherever I wanted. 😭

Today we left the desert....

Here is a friendly reminder. It costs you nothing to treat other people with respect.

Here is a friendly reminder....

Is it just me or are noseprints on a window like a love letter from a dog? 😋
I suppose it’s a good time to start sharing old photos here since we’re all stuck in isolation, huh?
The Tetons are seriously one of my favorite places to visit. The mountains are breathtaking. Did you know that the reason they’re so jagged and extreme is because they’re a relatively young mountain range that hasn’t been worn down yet? And yes... Grand Teton means big titties. 😂

Is it just me or...

Hey road family! Today I launched a website @nomadparky aimed at helping full timers find a safe landing pad during this craziness.

The problem? IT’S EMPTY. It needs people like you to get the word out, so people with parking spaces, land, or campsites can add their listings to make it a useful resource.

If you know of someone who might have a safe place for an RVer to hunker down, whether for free or for rent, please share this with them and ask them to become a host.

You can specify everything from max RV size to whether there are hookups (and what kind!) and whether you are hosting ONLY as a COVID refuge, or just in general.

Feel free to share this post and hopefully this turns into something we can all use 💛

Hey road family! Today I...

Making My Way East & Starting a YouTube Channel

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Hello internet (and real life) friends! Look at me go, a post two months in a row. I’m getting better at blogging for the sake of blogging, instead of for a specific search term or business purpose.. as a digital marketer it’s really really hard to just exist without considering every SEO opportunity.

Onto the meat.

It’s been a whirlwind 2018 so far. Since the Xscapers convergence, I’ve made it quite Far East. ( I don’t know why my phone is capitalizing that, but I think it’s funny so I’m going to leave it.  And yes I’m blogging from my phone which is my crutch at this moment for not getting caught up in other marketing BS ?)

Farther east than I’ve ever been, in fact.  I made it all the way to New Mexico which is a new state for me!  It’s not often that I reach a new state that I’ve never been to, so it’s very exciting.

 

Greetings from New Mexico!!

After leaving the Xscapers, I spent some time in beautiful Ajo, Arizona. Native Arizonans don’t understand the beauty of it because they think it’s just your run of the mill middle-of-nowhere town. But how could you NOT appreciate its beauty?

After Ajo, I spent two nights boondocking at a mediocre (but convenient) spot in Tucson. Work took up literally 99% of my time so I didn’t get to enjoy the city, but it was a good stopover and I got to catch up with an old elementary school friend.

From there, I spent a couple nights at Indian Bread Rocks, thanks to the advice of my Instagram-turned-real-life-friend Peter. The rocks were really fun to scramble around and the scenery was perfect for getting more work done.

While here I started a YouTube channel! Very exciting! Check it out here:

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Trixi also enjoyed the scenery and we both were entertained by the cows.

Luckily, Trixi didn’t hurl herself into any cow pies, which she normally does. There were plenty around so maybe she’s not fond of this region’s diet. Thank goodness. 😛

From Indian Bread Rocks, I moved onto New Mexico (yeehaw!!) and spent one night at a hot spring resort. My 4th time ever at an RV park! Always a fun milestone because it’s so rare.

Now I’m boondocking near White Sands National Monument, which really deserves a post of its own. In fact all of these places deserve posts of their own. Maybe it’ll happen… maybe it won’t… keep an eye out. ;P

This has been a LOT of miles in just a couple of weeks for someone who tends to stay in one spot for a week or two and then move 2 hours away. It’s still been enjoyable though and the lively pace does allow me to see more things. One struggle is working at the same time. It’s always nice to stay in one spot for a couple of weeks because then I can have time to work AND explore.. my schedule has been a bit more hectic these days with the more frequent traveling.  I often start and end my days with client calls, squeezing in proposals, consulting, and hands on technical work where I can. It’s fun being a digital nomad but definitely takes some juggling.

Thats it for now. Stay tuned until next time! Or don’t. 😛

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