Anybody else feel a little guilty sharing travel pics? Maybe that’s part of why I’ve slowed down with posting every little thing.. Baja is amazing and I don’t want to rub it in your face. But I guess that’s why there’s an unfollow button. Just remember you are only seeing the highlight reel. 😅 
So here’s where we’re parked right now, and this is high tide. It’s pretty wild how far out and close up the water comes.

You can spot miss Trixi in the passenger window.. she loves the beach and watching the waves just as much as the humans do!

We’ve been completely spoiled traveling in bae’s new rig for this trip. It fits all 3 dogs dogs + 2 humans pretty fantastically - but now that I’ve been here and seen the beach camping, I’m dreaming of downsizing to a perfect Baja-ready tiny rig. Something bigger than a van, but smaller and more nimble than my 27 footer old beast! Maybe a truck camper? Maybe just a smaller class c? Or a custom 4x4 passenger van? So many dreams to dream 😍

Anybody else feel a little...

This is my front step right now! 😵

I’ve been in San Felipe for 2 weeks and we’re heading south soon to hit Guerrero Negro, Mulege, and every other part we can feast our eyes on throughout this beautiful peninsula*

I know I’ve barely scratched the surface and this has already been one of my favorite RV adventures. The pace of life here is whatever you make of it. The culture is a brand new experience. The food is crazy cheap and delicious.

Next up are whales, maybe some hot springs, orange filled groves, and hopefully catching up with friends who are all over the Baja peninsula ahead of us! *must have cell service ;)

This is my front step...

Hello, I am a poncho with legs and this is my cactus friend, Big-Prick. 😛

Hello, I am a poncho...

Family photo 🤦🏻‍♀️Trying to get my dog to look at the camera on the beach... futile. 😂 It’s windy today but we’ve have some perfect weather and I’m in fricking love with just lazing here - Trixi is too.

Family photo 🤦🏻‍♀️Trying to get...

My beach baby 💜

My beach baby 💜

✨THOUGHT EXPERIMENT✨Can you imagine, for a moment, that we’ve traded physical bodies?
That you now live in mine and I now live in yours?
How would your assumptions and preconceived notions about me feel, if you now lived in my body - one I didn’t choose?

And how would you feel about me knowing your body as well?

I encourage this trading-places experiment because, in the last year, I’ve really felt the weight of how a preconceived notion can impact so many little areas of life, and the beach has helped to reflect on this a bit more and figure out how to say this.

Sure, I often feign goofiness and fun to avoid intimidating others (because that’s what we’re conditioned to do, when us vag-owners are capable of such scary things as installing solar and changing tires, right?) but let’s be serious for a second - please evaluate how you view young women (yes, even you, my fellow chicas) - and whether you think of us as peers or as [insert assumption based on your own fears and insecurities and conditioning.. pick your poison.] Millennial women are a valid population whether you like it or not. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Yes, even the partying, the too-pretty-to-be-friends-with, the too-quiet-and-weird, the dont-wear-enough-makeup, the wear-too-much-makeup, and the constantly-instagramming women.

I guess my point is really that whatever crutch you use to write us off, is your issue... not ours. Sure it’s easy to validate your projections when you make them someone else’s problem - esp. when societal norms back you up - which is why I really want to ask you to try to trade places with me and whatever assumptions you have about my life as a millennial, female digital nomad, and ask yourself if they still feel valid.

I didn’t choose this age or this body. So is it still fair to be respected or taken seriously any less than anyone else? Ex.. a 45 yr old white male lawyer? 🤔

Just something that has been on my mind. We’ gonna live a satisfying life either way. So are you gonna join us in having fun, drinking margs, etc while still rocking business and technical shit, or do ya just wanna sit in your blindfold and keep acting surprised each time we display multifaceted capabilities?

✨THOUGHT EXPERIMENT✨Can you imagine, for...

Buenos dias desde San Felipe 🤩 We had a nice morning walk on the beach and Trixi enjoyed digging at clam bubbles for a bit... until she talked @_skych’s Scout into running around like hooligans and murdering a large seagull in broad daylight. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Other than that, it was a peaceful coffee-and-sunshine laden morning.

Buenos dias desde San Felipe...

Mexico is rough so far. ;) It’s my baby @dustydeezel’s birthday, we’re parked at a gorgeous beach with a bar that delivers breakfast burritos to be RVs via walkie talkie, and a man who delivers pina coladas to you at your beach work office in a frickin pineapple. Not to mention amazing internet speeds (but let’s not talk about the setup frustration. 😅) Life is hella good. 💜

Mexico is rough so far....

I Found My (RV) People at the Xscapers 2018 Bash!

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Hannah, Brian, Kelly, Sondi, Shawn, Marni (not pictured: Julie)

For once in my life, I’m writing to you from the event that I’m discussing. I’m currently at the Xscapers Bash 2018 in near Yuma, and I’m having an unexpected blast.   It’s not that I thought it wouldn’t be fun, but I had no idea just how amazing it would be!

When I first started RVing, I wasn’t sure exactly what it would be like, but I imagined I would be exploring a lot of natural beauty.  I figured I’d be alone a lot, but had truly no idea how big of a community there is behind RV in. It was never something I aimed to get into – it’s just something that happens naturally.

Eventually after being on the road for a few months and exploring a lot of the RV hashtags on Instagram, I began following people who I could relate to. Two of those people were Kelly and Marshall.  So to make a long story short, at one point far earlier this year I was able to actually meet up with them in person and loved it, then later (now) decided to come down to Yuma where they were going to be at the Xscapers bash when we found that it was not so far from where I was from.

My original plan? Just to hang out, not really engage in any of the activities that you had to be a member for, instead just enjoy being around my friends.

The result?  I’m a member now after meeting this amazing community! A crap ton of new friendships, and amazing realization that there ARE people I can relate to,  being able to meet up with Internet friends that I haven’t met yet, and a whole bunch of fun, alcohol and food.

We’ve gone on pack walks, daytrips to Mexico, had all night karaoke parties, cooked each other food, helped each other with repairs, and more.

I mean,  these are the first people who aren’t shocked that I live in an RV! They also live in RVs!

These are the people who know what it’s like to search for water! To find an amazing boondocking/ camping spot! To enjoy the peace and quiet in completely solitary boondocking!

These are the people who have already realized that the checklist that society pushes is not necessary, and then you can carve your own path and live every day exactly as you want to. Sometimes I find a hard time relating to people who experience every day life in cities, because they’re still so caught up in following the rules, and I just can’t relate.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s an incredible feeling to find people who truly get where you’re coming from when you leave society and carve your own path.  At one point during this convergence, I thought to myself, gee.. I wonder when everybody has to go home and go back to work? And then that fleeting moment past when I realized that nobody has to go back to work – they’re all here together living life just as free as me. I guess it probably doesn’t seem that amazing, but to me it’s amazing, because this is the first time that I’ve been around such a big group that really gets it. A group of people who have already made the same big life choices that I have, and no longer has to question it.

The moral of the story is I started RVing to find nature, and I found so much more. I found an incredible community of like-minded people who truly have each other’s backs, in a world where most of the time you never know who does have your back anymore or who has a hidden agenda or is only faking it for the moment.  In a world where friendships are temporary, and so social media driven, we may stay connected through social media, but we are still a community even when we’re hundreds of miles away.

Thank you, Xscapers, for a fantastic bash and for bringing together such a cool community!

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4 Comments
  • It's Her Van
    January 27, 2018

    The post that finally convinced me to join Xscapers, lol. I’ve been hemming and hawing, but this yanked me over the finish line. ? Happy travels!

    • Hannah
      January 31, 2018

      If you go to any of the meetups, I promise you won’t regret it!!

  • Michael Berding
    January 28, 2018

    We’re all happy you joined in the fun with us!

  • Deanna
    February 14, 2018

    Omg you were there! We were only there the first weekend Jan 13-15 . We also met the most amazing friends and had a similar experience. Best $40 I’ve spent ;). I’ll PM you!

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