It's 2:30 p.m. exactly on this rockin' Tuesday afternoon. We woke up with a plan of action today! My left jaw and ear have been hurting for the past few days and has been quite painful. I'm hoping whatever it is, it just goes away...it hurts to eat, talk, yawn, sleep, smile...yep, it's been an interesting few days. I can just hear my mom now..."Well, then don't do those things!" haha Such a kidder! We woke up to it being pretty cold in the van, almost 45*...and we put the heater back on-top yesterday! Good thing for blankets and body heat! I think it also helped that we were in Blythe instead of Quartzsite, due to it always being at least 10* degrees warmer in Blythe. I had to walk the Nana Bug on a leash this morning (gasp) due to being back in the desert with the wildlife and all. As well as waiting, waiting...and waiting for her to go potty. What is it with her and the desert? I guess there are no other 'smells' to follow...Maybe I should write out instructions for her, eh!? It sure was windy out there causing the 60* weather to feel more like the 45* it was in the van this morning. We got everything packed up and ready for travel after our cafe' and it's actually looking pretty good, inside and out. The new tarp we got yesterday looks so much nicer, it's canvas instead of plastic...muy bueno! We left our spot in Blythe (good-bye
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spot), hit up K-mart to look at their blenders, went to Albertson's and got some snackies for the day; Greek yogurt, cottage cheese and fruit. We drove back to Quartzsite to grab a few last minute things; RV mat (to stop tracking the entire desert into the van, yuck) and a bag of Flax seeds and to walk the town one more time before leaving.
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I was also able to grab one more thing to finally be able to send my mom a lil' package. Oh, oh, oh, we also went to see Paul, remember the music show we went to...? He's the naked guy that owns the Reader's Oasis Bookstore in town. We went to his store to buy a Quartzsite sticker, with no luck, but I was also able to get my picture taken with him! Me likey!! haha (Bernie I'm stealing one of your photo's due to it being a bit too cold that day, thanks!) And with that I give you Paul Winer...he IS naked in these pictures so considered yourself warned!
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[caption id="attachment_3716" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Such a groovy guy![/caption]
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A quick stop at twice the ice after the bookstore and away we go to Phoenix! We are en-route as I write, started with 118 miles with only 84 more to go to our destination point!
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From there we will get our bearings, see where we will sleep for the night and scope it all out to see if we want to stay in town or just go up to the mountains. I'm also super stoked to see a girlfriend of mine, that I haven't seen in about 10+ years. Woo Hoo!! A new town, an actual big city and new scenery...we just love it!
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This travelling lifestyle is the way to go, man...right now I wouldn't ask for anything more. I get to wake-up with my tribe every morning, spend true quality time together while seeing new places and experiencing all sorts of different things, meet new peeps and the best part is, we feel free! We don't feel stuck, we are living our lives, not a life anyone else thinks we should be living. What's right for one person/tribe is just the opposite for another. Every day is another day to gain access to the goals you've always wanted to reach.
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What's stopping you today?